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 sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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