Saturday 10 December 2016

Record for Quinn

Published 29/04/2016 | 02:30

Andrew Meegan, Aer Lingus SC, on his way to winning the Men’s 1500m Freestyle at the National Long Course Swimming Championships Photo: Sportsfile
Andrew Meegan, Aer Lingus SC, on his way to winning the Men’s 1500m Freestyle at the National Long Course Swimming Championships Photo: Sportsfile

Gerry Quinn set a national junior record for the 200m freestyle on the opening night of the Irish Open swimming championships in the National Aquatic Centre.

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The 18-year-old from Longford took gold in a new Irish best of 1:50.86, impressively finishing ahead of Bangor's Jordan Sloan, 1:51.30 and Dean Power, 1:55.23. Quinn's time broke the seven-year-old record of Conor Leaney, 1:50.98.

UCD's 400m freestyle relay team of David Prendergast, Jack Keogh, Alex Melennec and Kevin McGlade were also in record-breaking form. The quartet set a new Irish senior club relay record - eclipsing their 2015 time of 3:28.75 to win in 3:28.07. McGlade anchored the team home just ahead of Ards in 3:28.58. In the women's event Ards remain national champions.

Brendan Hyland retained his 200m Butterfly title as he cruised to victory in 2:00.64.

Irish Independent

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