Vics bring the speed and the spirit on Day 7 of Aus Age Championships

13 April 2024
Written by: Swimming Victoria

The morning session of Day 7 proved to be a successful one for Victorians with our 50m Timed Finals taking place.

Sprinters were on fire as the 13 year Girls 50m Backstroke was hotly contested with Zahra Olowoniyi (Nunawading) taking Gold, and Ciara Jeffs (Yarra Plenty) with another podium finish for Silver.

Victoria continued to shine going one, two, again in the Boys 17 years 50m Breaststroke Lachlan Chan (Nunawading) getting up for Gold and Jacob Nimmo (Caulfield) the Silver, a flip of the result in the 100m.

Following suit, in the Boys 16 years 50m Breaststroke Victoria claimed Gold and Silver again for the Caulfield duo of Nicholas Stoupas & Thomas Sutherland.

We returned to the pool and were treated to a great opening race, with Rhianna Chen of DVE fighting back down the final 50m of the Girls 15 years 100m Butterfly to finish with another Silver for the Vics.

Yarra Plenty Waves’ Ciara Jeffs dove back in for a gutsy performance in the Girls 13 years 200m Freestyle after a busy program so far this week to claim herself another Silver.

Surprise package Harry Heath (Nunawading) from Lane 2 flew out in the first 50m of the Boys 15 years 100m Freestyle, fighting off a fast finishing field Harry pushed into second, and finished with a Silver medal.

It was a race down to the final 50m in the Boys 16 years 400m Freestyle, and endurance showed for Caulfield's Campbell Wilson-Moran getting the Bronze medal by two one hundredths of a second!

Zahra Olowoniyi was having a cracking night, backing up her Gold from the morning session with a Bronze in the Girls 13 years 100m Breaststroke, and an inspiring performance by Melbourne Swimming Club's Milo Dressel-de Bruyn following in his brothers footsteps with his first National Age medal in the Boys 14 years 100m Breaststroke to end the individual events for Vics on Night 7.

We only have two more days of competition ahead of us. Good luck to our Vics going into Day 8.

Medal Tally:

16 Gold, 25 Silver & 23 Bronze.

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