(From left) Ben Batten (third), William Lane (second), Marcus Hall (first) with past Warwick swimmers Bob Hope, Norma Scotney and Bev Murphy after the 200 metres at the McNamara Sprints.
(From left) Ben Batten (third), William Lane (second), Marcus Hall (first) with past Warwick swimmers Bob Hope, Norma Scotney and Bev Murphy after the 200 metres at the McNamara Sprints.

Allora club swimmers win event

ALLORA scored the most points to win the annual McNamara Sprints and Darling Downs Short Course Swimming Championships at WIRAC yesterday.

Three swimmers from the winning club – Josh Day, Bronte Collins and Brendan Hoffman – won age championships.

Warwick Swimming Club member Dimity Brackin was the 12 years age group champion.

The bicentennial 200-metre events were the first of the 112 events for the day.

The men’s event was won by Marcus Hall, of the Brisbane Torpedoes, from William Lane, of Dalby, and Warwick swimmer Ben Batten.

Third-placed Batten said he was aiming to make the state championships early next year.

The women’s 200m was won by Kady Ibell, of the Academy club in Toowoomba in 2:16.30.

Lane won the men’s skins final and Kaylah Brackin of Stanthorpe was third in the women’s event.

Batten and Day made the men’s skins top 10 while Warwick pair Shennae Coleman and Dimity Brackin, and Collins, of Allora, made the women’s skins top 10.


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