Students excel at Metropolitan Championships

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Sydney University Swimming Club had a host of good performers, headed by 50m butterfly world record holder Matt Jaukovic, at the 2008 NSW Metropolitan Championships at the weekend.
Despite a limited preparation after completing his university exams following a long European tour, Jaukovic won the 100m butterfly in 55.61sec.
Fellow Sydney University Sport Scholarship holder Emma Gray shrugged off a recent bout of illness to finish 2nd in the 50m butterfly and third in the 50m freestyle.
Another SUS Scholarship holder, Kate Johnson, placed 3rd in the 100m butterfly, Sydney University Blue David Wise finished 2nd in the strong 50m freestyle field, and Jacquelyn Craft, 23, claimed the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke.
Craft, a Canadian visiting Sydney on a working visa, will return home next July to contest the Canadian World Championship trials.
In other results, Johnson finished 7th in the 200m butterfly, Craft finished 4th in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, Wise finished 4th in the 50m butterfly, Hamid Mobarrez finished 9th in the 50m butterfly, and Angela Hurley finished 6th in the 50m freestyle.
Jaukovic wasn’t the only SUSC member making his Metropolitan Championship debut. Eleven-year-olds, Jayce Carraro and Eleni Knapp, were also on debut.
“The most pleasing aspect of the championships was the diversity of ages in our team,” SUSC coach Vanessa Smith said. “The prospects for the season are looking great.”