Shepparton’s Connie McClelland twice set personal-best times on her way to placing fourth in the 13-year-old girls’ 200 m freestyle at the Victorian Age Championships last night.MARC MCGOWAN December 19, 2012 4:15am
Shepparton’s Connie McClelland twice set personal-best times on her way to placing fourth in the 13-year-old girls’ 200 m freestyle at the Victorian Age Championships last night.
McClelland, who swims for Melbourne-based club MLC Aquatic, started the day with a best time in the event of 2
The England-born swimmer clocked 2:13.62 in the final, finishing behind only winner Jessica Adams (2:06.69), Samantha Howe (2:10.49) and Adelaide Wood (2:11.08).
McClelland was one of two swimmers in the region to make a final, with Echuca’s Josh Kennedy coming sixth in the 13-year-old boys’ 200
Kennedy qualified eighth for the final, but was almost a second quicker in the night session.
Hobart Aquatic’s Jacob Vincent streeted the field in touching the wall in 2:05.18, more than three seconds ahead of the rest.
There were seven other Goulburn Valley District swimmers in action on the opening day of the championships.
Shepparton Swimming Club’s Kalen Swift (1:17.82) placed 20th in the 17-and-18-year-old boys’ 100
Swift’s younger brother Carter was 32nd-fastest in the 14-year-old boys’ 100
Hayley Hogan, who is competing as an unattached swimmer as she crosses from Shepparton to Nunawading, came 17th in the 14-year-old girls’ 100
There were three regional swimmers in the 17-and-18-year-old boys’ 50
Echuca duo Louis Spencely (26.29) and Jack McNamara (27.58) ranked 35th and 69th, respectively, while Benalla swimmer Ryan Waddell’s time of 27.00 was good for 53rd place.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
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Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
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