Tegan wins fly at school nationals

TEGAN Warrener has won gold in the 17 to 19 years 50m butterfly at the National Schools Swimming Championships at Chandler in a time of 28.46 seconds.

Abbey Pout and Chloe Lowe have also won national medals at Chandler.

The win by Tegan, a student at The Scots PGC College, gives her butterfly national wins in six of the past eight years. The event was swum at 11.15am yesterday.

She won a silver medal in the eight by 50m freestyle relay. Tegan was the anchor swimmer and caught up half a second on the leader in the final leg.

Tegan won her third medal of the championships to date with silver in the four by 50m individual medley where she swam butterfly.

Warrener was delighted to win individual gold by .7 of a second from the runner up.

“I didn’t really expect to win in butterfly as I haven’t been training as much due to year 12,” Warrener said.

“The second placegetter was seeded ahead of me and was the fastest Australian for 17-year-old girls going into the meet.”

The Warwick swimmer put her gold medal win partly down to an excellent start, which put her in the lead.

Warrener has the heats of the 50m freestyle tomorrow and going on her effort in the butterfly, is hoping for a time in the low 26s.

Her best is 25.8 seconds for 50m freestyle.

She isn’t expecting a medal in the 100m freestyle as she is ranked fifth based on the time she swam at the Queensland Schools Swimming Championships this year.

Warwick West State School student Abbey Pout won bronze in the 12 years medley relay for Queensland and qualified fifth for the final of the 100m breaststroke.

Chloe Lowe, of Goondiwindi State School, was in the same third-placed relay team.

St Mary’s student Dimity Brackin swam the 50m butterfly heat in the 12 years age group yesterday and qualified ninth for the final.

The top ten swim in each primary school final.

All four from the Southern Downs made the Queensland team after the state championships at Chandler. The nationals go for a week.

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