Paul Dennis continues the magic with the Bangor Squad in day 2. We thought yesterday was amazing, but the team were just getting warmed up. So – here’s the news:-
Jamie Graham kicked things off, taking 3rd place in the 100m breaststroke prelims overall, with a time of 1:03.00, a very close race behind Darragh Green (UCD) in 1st with 1:02.53, and Nicholas Quinn in 2nd with 1:02.70. Adam Manley took 8th overall with a time of 1:06.36, taking 0.73 off his PB, and Mark Stoops also PB’d with 1:09.72.
Chris McCaughey came home 7th in the 400m IM with a time of 4:50.53. Chris should make it to the finals. Mark Stoops came home in 5:00.69, a 5.37 second PB.
Scott Dennis PB’d in the 50m fly, with a 26.47s time in a very competitive field. Adam Hewitt also made a 0.82 second PB coming home in 27.23.
In the womens 50m fly, Sarah Davidson had a 0.31 PB coming home in 30.07 in 12th overall.
In the 800m freestyle relay, Bangor took 15.27 seconds off their PB, clocking in at 7:32.11. This is more than 6 seconds under the national record set by the Irish international team (7.38.45) way back in 1989, along with the previous club record of 7.39.25 recently posted by UCD.
There was some drama surrounding heat 8 of the 100m freestyle, all apparently due to an issue with the starting procedure, which meant the heat was re-run. In the first run Jordan Sloan just missed the Irish record. When he got the second chance, he nailed it with a 49.44s display, beating Ryan Harrison’s record which has stood since 2009. Jack McMillan set a PB of 51.92, and Scott Dennis also took 0.15 seconds off his PB.
Again, we will post an update later with any news items appearing online. Let’s Go Bangor!!