Swimming: Commonwealth Video games-bound Ross Murdoch and Craig Benson cut up Scottish 50m breaststroke title in Aberdeen
The Scottish Nationwide Open Championships had been held at Aberdeen Aquatics Centre from Friday to Sunday, with Glasgow 2014 100m breaststroke gold medallist Murdoch and Benson each touching the wall in 27.87.
Murdoch had already received each the 100m and 200m on the north-east venue.
Workforce Scotland breaststroke specialists Ross Murdoch and Craig Benson equipped for the Commonwealth Video games by being named males’s joint-Scottish 50m champions in Aberdeen.
Additionally on Sunday, Kara Hanlon wrapped up what was a powerful meet for her with a 3rd title of the weekend.
One other Birmingham 2022-bound pool star, Hanlon added the 50m to her girls’s 200m and 100m titles from earlier within the meet.
She stated: “It’s simply very nice to come back right here and put issues collectively and put in three sturdy performances earlier than really fizzling out into the Commies.”
All the Commonwealth-selected swimmers in Aberdeen competed beneath the Workforce Scotland banner, with Hanlon including: “It’s a lot enjoyable that we’ve all come right here as Workforce Scotland – it’s given a little bit of an thought of what the vibe might be on the video games which is good, particularly with these from completely different golf equipment.”
Though he isn’t heading to Birmingham, para-swimmer Louis Lawlor broke the one-minute barrier on Sunday in his 100m butterfly class, ending within the remaining in 59.71, in a meet the place he set a number of new information – Scottish and British – throughout a number of occasions, whereas Rio 2016 Olympian Stephen Milne was additionally in motion in Aberdeen.
Milne added the 400m freestyle title to his 200m free title from Saturday as a part of his Commonwealths preparations.
In the meantime, teen College of Aberdeen Efficiency Workforce swimmer Tegan Davidson broke the Scottish file in 50m free for her classification, swimming 40.98.
On Saturday, Workforce Scotland’s Craig McNally got here from eighth place at 50m to win the boys’s 100m backstroke in 55.52, beating two of his Birmingham team-mates in Martyn Walton (second) and Scott Gibson (fifth), and stated: “Me and Martyn use one another on a regular basis for racing, and we simply race it so in a different way.
“I can’t think about it’s good for him as a result of he doesn’t get a race till the tip. However we’re each used to it and he’s nice to race.”
One other Commies-pick Lucy Hope claimed each the 100m and 200m freestyle titles. Katie Shanahan, who went on to win the 200m backstroke prize on Sunday, was third within the 200 free to spice up her Video games build-up
Scottish swimming famous person Duncan Scott was additionally in motion in Aberdeen forward of Birmingham, successful the 400m particular person medley 4:17.05, whereas foregoing the prospect to participate within the 200m freestyle, having additionally received the 100 free and 200 fly on Friday.
On the primary day of the meet, Aberdeen’s Yvonne Brown received bronze within the girls’s 200m fly behind Commies-selected Keanna MacInnes and second-place Alys Thomas.