National Division 2 - Report Day 3

July 08, 2022

The third day of competition started with morning finals of the Female 400m Freestyle and Male 1500m Freestyle.

In the long-distance event, 15-year-old Jack HUTCHINSON and 16-year-old Ewan COLEMAN cruised to victory, creating a considerable gap between them and their closest competitors. The Askeaton swimmer, increased his set of medals finishing in 17.58.49 and was more than 90 seconds ahead of the silver medallist. Dolphin’s COLEMAN touched the wall in 17.53.47 while Jamie Murphy claimed silver in 18.22.64.

The Girls 400m Freestyle was action packed, swimmers competed fiercely and offered up some great racing, with three races particularly close. It started with 15-years-old Jill CONNOLY from Asgard SC and Amelie RYAN from Templeogue who were .17 of a second of each other. There was similar excitement in the 17&Overs and 13 yrs categories, Lauren DEELY took gold in 4.49.08, followed closely by Caoilinn WALSH in 4.49.72. 13-year-old Cate DIAMOND (5.04.51) and Lily RAMKE (5.04.58) put on a great show being only .07 of each other! In the 16 yrs category, Aoife LYONS (4.54.01) came in pole position, grabbing another gold medal after her victory yesterday in the 100m Butterfly.

Impressive 12-year-old Eavan RAMSAY (5.14.44) won her fourth gold medal of the competition, touching more than 2 seconds ahead of her closest opponent, she is someone to keep an eye on in the future!

Maia O’LOUGHLIN BROPHY (5.02.90) completed the event, wining her second gold today, after yesterday’s victory in the 1500m Freestyle.

The afternoon session closed with two of the loudest events of the day. First, the Mixed 12 years 200m Medley Relay saw Trojan SC quartet Gracie MULLOY, Eavan RAMSAY, Baltazar ALLENDE and Tim KELLY work as a team to grab gold in 2.19.80. Then, the Girls 13-14 years 200m Medley Relay took place and saw Dolphin’s girls grabbing gold in 2.20.38.

There was an impression of déjà vu in the boys 100m Freestyle, our youngest generation of freestylers confirmed that they are the best in their category. After winning the 200m freestyle on Wednesday, they done it again today. Fourth day of competition and fourth gold medal for Riley BROWN (1.00.10) in the 12 yrs category. Third gold in 3 days for 13-year-old Billy ANGLIM (1.03.29). Second gold for Liam O’CONNOR in the 14 yrs category (1.01.22) and Andrew HENSON (58.24) in the 15 yrs category.

In the last 2 events, Cian HOULIHAN (56.73) and Diarmuid BLACKWELL (56.43) won their first gold.

In the Girls 50m Backstroke Open Final Nicola BRENNAN came out on top with a time of 31.53, .30 of a second ahead of Abby BYRNE, and .31 of a second ahead of Aislinn CALLERY.

It was a second gold of the competition for David CLENAGHAN who claimed victory in the Boys 50m Backstroke Open Final in 29.68. Andrew LIPSCOMB (29.74) took silver and Joseph KENNY (29.79) bronze.

In the Girls 200m IM it is another gold medal for Alexandra SOLAN, who clocked in at 2.41.86 to win the 14yr age group final. Georgia May AGNEW (2.42.16) improved her entry time by over 7 seconds to win gold in the 12 yrs final. 13-year-old Edith MIDDLETON grabbed gold in a time of 2.43.49.

Ines SCOTT from Alliance shaved almost 7 seconds off her heat swim to win the 15 yrs final in a time of 2.40.52. She was closely followed by Lydia McNICHOLAS (2.41.30) and Daisy O’TOOLE (2.41.35).

The battle for the gold in the 16 yrs race was great to watch. Holly Marx (2.35.68) finished first, narrowly followed by Ava NOLAN (2.35.96). The 17 & Over final was close, it was Mariaa MARYNTSEVA who managed to get the touch in 2.33.37, Holly BUTLER from New Ross followed in 2.33.68, and Abby BYRNE finished in third position (2.33.69).

In the Boys 200m IM, Baltazar ALLENDE (2.29.88) comfortably took gold in the 12 yrs final, touching more than 10 seconds ahead his opponent. It was the second gold of the meet for the Trojan swimmer. A second gold also for Billy ANGLIM (2.42.51) after yesterday’s victory. The 14 yrs and 15 yrs finals were won by Daniel EGAN (2.32.22) and Sean CARRAGHER (2.28.23) respectively.

Tadhg WALSH won his third gold in 3 days setting a time of 2.21.76 while Diarmuid BLACKWELL touched in 2.22.57 and won his second gold of the day!

Last but not least, the Female 15/Over 200m Freestyle Relay kept the crowd on their feet with two teams being crowned champions. Slaney Sharks and Kingdom SC both clocked at the same time and took victory in 1.57.72. Athlone came after in 1.58.05.

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2022 Irish National Division 2 Meet Information Pack