2022 Apollo Projects National Age Group Swimming Championships Day Two
Gus Shivnan put on a masterclass to dominate the 400m by over 10 seconds back to his nearest competitor in the 17-18 age group. The racing was much tighter in the 16 year age group with Issac Williams stamping his autority over the race during the final 100m to take victory. Kevin Zhang was all class as he swum away with the 15 year old age group in style. We were treated to some tight racing in the 14 year age group with Lucas Knapp touching out Ethan Stocks to take the title. Jayden Dickison looked strong throughout his race and took a well deserved victory in the 13 year age group.
Keira Allott and Laura Littlejohn went toe to toe in a tight race before Keira managed to pull away over the final 50m to clinch victory in the 17-18 year age group. While Summer Osborne showed great composure as she swum her way to good win in the 16 year age group. Bella Wansborough dominated the 15 year age group taking the win by 8 seconds over Hanna Abdou. With Chloe Peters and Ava Wilson taking great wins in the 14 and 13 year age groups respectively.
Mens 100m Back
Cameron Gray continued his dominance by taking a big win in the 17-18 year age group over his North Shore club teammate Cooper Morely. Finn Harland backed up his 50m title from last night with a tight victory in the 16 years age group. A strong start set up Jasper Cornish as he snuck in under one minute to win his 15 year old age group. Liam Vogel bagged himself another backstroke title by taking out the 14 year age group. While Elwin Bao narrowly edged out Caign Boonen to win the 13 year old event.
Mens 100m Back MC
Bailey Conlon from Te Awara did himself and his supporters proud with an awesome negative split swim to clinch the S14 title in 1:23.33
Womens 100m Back
Zyleika Pratt-Smith is having a stellar championships and claimed another gold medal as she took out the 17-18 year age group. It was a tight race for the 16 year old's with Liv Peebles narrowly pulling away from Hope Chimel to take the victory. Isabelle Gibson put a good body length into her competition on her way to winning the 15 year age group. With Breeze van Veldhuizen taking an exhilarating victory by only 0.01 seconds in the 14 year age group. Milan Glintmeyer put on a show to take a commanding win by nearly 4 seconds in the 13 year age group with a time that would've put her in the top 5 overall.
Womens 100m Back MC
The growing depth of New Zealand Para Swimming was on full display tonight with three different athletes competing in three different classifications. Nia Wallace put in a strong swim to win the S7 title. With Rylee Sayer going out hard and hanging on at the front to claim the S14 title. Brooke Anderson also came through strongly over her final 50m to win the S8 classification.
Mens 100m Breast
James Slessor really had to dig deep in the final few metres to claim the 17-18 year old national title. The top three in the 16 year age group all turned at the halfway mark within one second of each other before Jackson Kennard turned on the pace to take a well deserved win. Kevin Zhang and Leo Arrowsmith battled it out for the 15 year title before Kevin managed to come home strongly and clinch the title. It was neck and neck for the 14 year age group with Jacob Story taking a tight win over Max Downey. While Cameron Karpik comfortably took home the 13 year age title with a strong performance.
Womens 100m Breast
Zyleika Pratt-Smith carried on her winning ways by claiming an upset victory over her teammate Lea Muellner by the slightest of margins in the 17-18 year age group. While Lanihei Connolly stormed away from her competition to win by almost three seconds in the 16 year age group. Mulan Chan See put all her experience to good use as she won the 15 year age group by a couple of seconds. It was impossible to seperate Amorita Ng and Monique Wieruszowski in the 14 year age group who finished first equal after battling side by side for the whole race. Bridie Quayle won the 13 year age group after swimming solid race from the front to claim her first national title.
4x 100m U15 Relay
North Shore & United resumed battle in the mens 15&U relay with United pulling away to claim an important win in their race for the top club points. United continued their relay dominance with their female team pulling away early and never looking back as they stormed to a comfortable win. Giving United 2 from 2 in the under 15 relays.
4x 100m 16+ Relay
North Shore got some revenge in the mens 16+ relay with Cam Gray coming home strongly to give the boys an epic win over the local lads from Capital who led the race up until the final 15 metres. You could barely pick a winner in the female race with the St Peters team only just holding off a fast charging TBSS Central to round out the night with a dramatic win.
Tune In Tomorrow
Make sure to join us for all the action on day three of the Apollo Projects National Age Group Swimming Championships live and free on Maori TV Youtube channel. Which features the:
200m Freestyle Men Final
200m Freestyle Women Final
100m Butterfly Men Final
100m Butterfly Women Final
200m Individual Medley Men Multi Class Final
200m Individual Medley Women Multi Class Final
4x100m Medley Mixed 15 & Under Final
4x100m Medley Mixed 16 & Over Final