Victorian swimmers storm home on Night 4 on Aus Age Championships

09 April 2024
Written by: Swimming Victoria

After some speedy 50m timed finals in the heats session, Jessica Wilson (NUN) secured Bronze in the 16 year Girls 50m Backstroke, with teammate Lily Koch also achieving Bronze in the 15 year Girls 50m Backstroke, athletes enjoyed a longer break and some sunshine before they hit the pool for finals night 4.

MLC’s Alannah Torrance was back in fine form claiming Silver in a tight finish for the Girls 17 year 200m Individual Medley. After narrowly missing the podium last night, Geelong swimmer Cameron Ricchini performed one of his incredible last lap comebacks to sneak Bronze in the Boys 18 years 200m Individual Medley.

Another swimmer from country Victoria then made his mark on the Gold Coast, flying out in the 200m Backstroke and holding on from attacking outsiders down the final 50m, Henry Allan from Bendigo East claimed GOLD for the 15 years Boys. He then returned to the finals pool in the 15 year Boys 50m Freestyle, where he got up and finished with another Bronze!

Our 200m events continued providing amazing results with Felix Dressel-de Bruyn (MSC) pushing the field out hard in the Boys 17 year Breaststroke, to finish in third place and pick up another Bronze.

We also saw Lillianah Jones (St Leonard’s) push herself into the medals from lane 1 to claim Bronze in the 14 years Girls 50m Freestyle.

The evening finished on another high note as our distance swimmers took to the water, with Mackenzie Hunter (MLC) finishing strong for Bronze in the Girls 17 years 1500m Freestyle, and Campbell Wilson-Moran (Caulfield) storming home for Bronze in the Boys 16 years 800m Freestyle.

Then it was time for some fun as our club relays took to the pool. The Nunawading Girls 13-14 years 4 x 50m Medley team claiming Bronze, and 15-16 years Girls 4 x 50m Medley claimed Silver. The Nuna boys followed the trend securing a Bronze in the 16-17 years 4 x 50m Medley relay to round off the medals for Night 4.

Total Medal Tally:

7 Gold, 10 Silver & 18 Bronze

Best of luck to our Vic swimmers for Day 5!

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