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Elliott sprints to the top of the world rankings

April 15, 2013
Maddison Elliott (photo : sbs.com.au)

Maddison Elliott (photo : sbs.com.au)

Four-time London Paralympic medallist Maddison Elliott has set a new S8 world record in the girl’s 11-14 years 50m Multi Class freestyle final on the second night of competition at the 2013 Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australian Age Multi Class Championships in Adelaide.

The 14-year-old set the new international sprint standard when she hit the wall in a time of 30.69, eclipsing the previous record of 30.85 and taking the gold ahead of SLC Aquadot swimmer Amy Cook in an impressive 31.17 SOPAC swimmer Lakeish Patterson (32.18).

At the conclusion of tonight’s finals, Elliot finished on top of the podium in two events, taking her total number of titles from the meet so far to three.

The finals will continue tomorrow morning at 10:00am and 4:00pm at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

Results and information are available at swimming.org.au

In other events today…

Girls 15-16 100 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class

The girl’s 15-16 years 100m backstroke Multi Class was a close race with Zohe Hughes the eventual winner in a time of 1:24.89. Coming in a close second was Queenslander Rakiya Thomas (1:21.98) and third place went to Bomaderry swimmer Gemma De Vries (1:31.18).

Boys 11-15 400 LC Metre Freestyle S6-S16 Multi-Class

Sixteen-year-old Timothy Disken finished on top in the final of the boy’s 11-15 years 400m Multi Class freestyle final, touching in an impressive 1:08.20 seconds. Not far off in second place was Yeronga Park swimmer Rowan Crothers (1:08.20) who picked up his second medal of the meet. In third place was local South Australian swimmer Mitchell Goldner who stopped the clock at 1:15.52.

Boys 11-14 50 LC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class                                                                                                                      

Charlestown’s Callum Sanderson was too strong in the final of the boy’s 11-14 years 50m Multi Class freestyle, swimming a personal best time of 30.84 seconds to grab the gold. West Illawarra swimmer Matthew Hearne picked up the silver medal, also in a personal best time of 30.38 with the Northern Territory’s Lachlan Boye rounding out the top three with a time of 31.39 seconds.

Girls 17-18 100 LC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class

Victorian swimmers Ashley McConnell and Caitlyn Mackay came out on top in the girls 17-18 years 100m Multi Class freestyle race with McConnell managing to move her way to the top spot, stopping the clock at 1:09.46 ahead of silver medallist Mackay in a personal best time of 1:12.98. Taking home her second medal for the meet was Cronulla swimmer Claire Pearson who touched in a time of 1:13.57 for the bronze.

Boys 17-18 100 LC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class

Mornington Peninsula swimmer Hayden McGuigan (1:01.30) took his first title of the meet in the final of the boy’s 17-18 years 100m Multi Class freestyle final.  Cooma swimmer Joshua Alford was the next best, picking up the silver in a time of 1:01.96 with West Australian Liam Smith bagging bronze in a time of 1:05.93.

Girls 15-16 100 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

Mornington Peninsula swimmer Chelsea McGuigan came out on top in the final of the girls 15-16 years 100m Multi Class breaststroke final, stopping the clock at 1:40.75 to guarantee the gold. Yeronga Park’s Rakiya Thomas (1:44.34) collected her third silver medal, stopping the clock in 1:44.34, setting a new personal best and relegating Patricia De Vries (1:47.70) to third place.

Boys 15-16 100 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

The boy’s 15-16 years 100m Multi Class backstroke final gave Timothy Disken his second gold medal of the meet when he hit the wall in 1:18.03. Rowan Crothers took his third silver medal, securing second spot in 1:24.74 ahead of William Baker who finished in 1:48.02 to take the bronze.

Girls 11-14 100 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

Elliot’s second gold of the night came in the girl’s 11-14 years 100m Multi Class butterfly final, backing up after her world-record breaking swim in the 50m freestyle to stop the clock at 1:19.76. Amy Cook (1:27.75) picked up the silver to take her third medal of the meet with Victorian India Biesse Fitton bagging the bronze with a time of 1:30.23.

Boys 11-14 100 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

In the last race of the morning, it was Logan Powell (1:16.00)who finished in first in the boy’s 11-14 years 100m Multi Class butterfly final.  Wests Illawarra swimmer Matthew Hearne followed in second, picking up his second silver medal of the meet in a time of 1:16.48. Third place went to Cordel Isherwood who touched the wall in a personal best time of 1:36.88.

Girls 17-18 50 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

The girls 17-18 50m Multi Class butterfly was a battle of the states, as Victorian swimmers Ashleigh McConnell and Caitlyn Mackay battled it out with New South Wales swimmer Rachel Staines tpo spot on the podium. Seventeen-year-old McConnell was the eventual winner with a time of 35.92, with Mackay in second place (29.17) and Staines (49.69) in third.

Boys 17-18 50 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

After picking up the gold medal in last night’s 400m freestyle Joshua Alford was back tonight to pick up number two in the boys 17-18 50m butterfly Multi Class. Alford swam an impressive time of 30.98 to beat local South Australia swimmer Jesse Aungles (32.18) and Hayden McGuigan who collected the bronze with a time of 31.80.

Girls 11-14 100 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class

The terrific trio were back on the podium for the girls 11-14 years 100m Multi Class backstroke, with Paralympian Maddison Elliot (1:21.46) taking her third gold medal of the day, Lakeisha Patterson bringing home the silver in a time of 1:24.19 and Amy Cook collecting her third medal for the day with a bronze in a time of 1:26.17.

Boys 11 -14 100 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class

Mackay swimmer Logan Powell (1:10.54) picked up his second Australian Multi Class age title in the boys 11-14 years 100m Multi Class backstroke. The 14-year-old held off crowd favourites Samuel Greatorex (1:10.58) who took the silver and Matthew Hearne (1:17.31).

Girls 15-16 50 LC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class

After collecting her first gold medal this morning Zohe Hughes was back to collect number two this afternoon in the girls 15-16 years 50m Multi Class freestyle with a time of 31.69. Silver medallist Rakiya Thomas (31.89) was back on the dais again ahead of Chelsea McGuigan sitting third in 34.51.

Boys 15-16 50 LC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class

Triple medallist from the meet so far Rowan Crothers (27.04) won gold in the boys 15-16 years 50m Multi Class freestyle in front of silver medallist Guy Harrison-Murray who was quick off the blocks with a time of 26.23. The bronze was awarded to Timothy Disken after he stopped the clock at 28.32.

Girls 17-18 50 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class

North West Aquatic swimmer Ashleigh McConnell was determined to add more gold to her collection this afternoon, and that gold came in the final of the girl’s 17-18 years 50m Multi Class Backstroke, finishing in a time of 37.40. Coming in second place was Sandy Freeman (40.77) and in third Caitlyn Mackay (41.87).

Boys 17-18 50 LC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class

Local South Australian swimmer Jesse Aungles stayed strong in the boys 17-18 years 50m backstroke to pick up the title in a time of 34.72. Sitting in second place was Hayden McGuigan stopping the clock at 33.66 and collecting the bronze was Liam Smith with a time of 34.39.

Girls 11-14 50 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

Swimming in a strong field Kate Wilson rose to the top, swimming a personal best time of 51.49 in the girls 11-15 years 50m Multi Class breaststroke to take the title. Traralgon swimmer Emily Beecroft was the next best, securing silver in 41.94 with Tiffany Thomas-Kate touching the wall in 54.26 for the bronze.

Boys 11-14 50 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

Swimming a personal best and collecting the gold medal in the boys 11-14 years 50m breaststroke Multi Class was Liam Bekric who clocked an impressive time of 40.24 for the win. Samuel Greatorex collected his second silver medal for tonight maintaining a smooth technique to touch the wall in 37.71. Coming third was Gosford Stingrays swimmer Robert Stoot in 50.33.

Girls 15-16 100 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

There was just two finalists Rakiya Thomas and Patricia De Vries fighting for first place in the final of the girl’s 15-16 years 100m Multi Class Butterfly, both girls would finish with a place on the podium. Thomas that took the top spot in 1:24.34 with De Vries settling for silver in 1:43.25.

Boys 15-16 100 LC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class

Rowan Crothers collected his fourth medal for the meet in the boys 15-16 years 100m Multi Class butterfly, taking the gold in a time of 1:10.42. Also collecting his fourth medal was silver medallist Timothy Disken in 1:11.42. The bronze medal went to Jets Swim Club’s William Baker who touched the wall in 1:31.15.

Girls 17-18 50 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

Warrnambool swimmer Caitlyn Mackay (44.42) won the gold medal in the girls 17-18 years 50m Multi Class breaststroke, taking her medal tally to four. Ashley McConnell came second with a time of 49.25 with Rachel Staines finishing third stopping the clock at 1:00.42.

Boys 17-18 50 LC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class

In the last race of the day South Australian swimmer Jesse Aungles, was crowned Australian Age Multi Class Champion in the 17-18 years 50m Multi Class breaststroke final. Spurred on by the home crowd, Aungles hit the wall in 41.99. GT Aquatics swimmer Matthew Ward was awarded the silver medal swimming a time of 34.61 and in third place was Mornington Peninsula swimmer Hayden McGuigan (38.62).

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