Bronze for SU short course swimmers

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Sydney University swimmers (both Sydney Uni Elite Athlete Program scholarship holders) collected four bronze medals at the 2011 Australian Short Course Championships held in Adelaide on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stephen Parkes won bronze in the 100m and 400m individual medley, while Matthew Abood finished third in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.

The Sydney University Swimming Club (SUSC) was represented by twelve competitors at the championships and, despite missing out on gold and silver, they finished in a host of finals.

Tim Halliday finished fifth in the 100m medley and 12th in the 50m butterfly; Andrew Abood finished 5th in the 50m freestyle and 6th in the 100m freestyle; Parkes finished 6th in the 200m individual medley and 8th in the 200m butterfly; Sam McConnell finished 9th in the 50m butterfly; Tim Halliday finished 12th in the 50m butterfly; Sarah Hilt finished 8th in the 100m breaststroke and 9th in the 50m breaststroke (breaking the Australian record); Mel Houghton was 6th in the 100m butterfly and 8th in the 50m butterfly; and Meagan Ramsay finished 6th in the 400m individual medley.

The Students also performed well in the men’s relays with Tim Halliday, Stephen Parkes, Sam McConnell and Andrew Abood finishing 4th in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

SUSC finished 9th in the combined pointscore (3rd in NSW, 6.5 points behind the winners – SOPAC) which was as up from 15th last year, and 8th in the able bodied pointscore (2nd in NSW, 26.5 points behind SOPAC).