Sunday, March 5, 2017

Impressive Indianapolis results for Scottish athletes

Indianapolis (1)

The 41 strong British squad including seven Scottish athletes delivered some impressive results at the 2017 Arena pro series in Indianapolis this weekend.

Day 1 got off to a good start at 7.00pm US time with Duncan Scott coming 2nd place in the Men’s 100m Freestyle A Final with a time of 49.33 just 0.67 behind US winner Nathan Adrian.

In the Women’s 200m Breaststroke the British squad swam to victory in both the A and B finals with Chloe Tutton winning the A final with a time of 2:23.89 beating Marie-Sophie Harvey from the US. Hannah Miley took 3rd place in the B Final with Abbie Wood taking 1st and China’s Ye Shiwen in 2nd.

Keanna MacInnes swam superbly in the 100m Butterfly on Day 1 , setting a new Scottish Junior Record with a time of 1:00.71.

In the Men’s 400m Freestyle, Perth City’s Stephen Milne came in 4th just behind Max Litchfield with James Guy in 2nd and the race won by Zane Grothe.

Day 2 saw Olympian Hannah Miley take 1st place in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley A final with Abbie Wood taking 2nd place and China’s Ye Shiwen in 3rd. Hannah later took 4th place in the Women’s 200m Backstroke D final.

On to the Men’s 200m Freestyle final and GBR had a clean sweep with James Guy taking Gold in a time of 1:47.11, narrowly beating University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott by 0.18 and Stephen Milne taking 3rd place. A brilliant result!

On the Final Day Keanna MacInnes came 1st in the Women’s 200m Butterfly B final with 2:11.61, beating Hannah Kukurugya with Hannah Miley taking 3rd place. Miley later took 3rd position in the Women’s 200m IM, narrowly beaten by US swimmer Sarah Darcel and Spain’s Melanie Margalis in 1st place.

Kathleen Dawson swam superbly in the Women’s 100m Backstroke B final coming 1st with a time of 1:00.60.

Duncan Scott also had a great swim in the Men’s 200M IM narrowly missing out on 3rd place with Josh Prenot from the US taking Gold.

Overall a great result for our athletes and excellent preparation for championships later in the year.