BUCS Nationals 2017: Swimming Results (Long Course)
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More BUCS records were broken on Saturday, the second day of the annual Nationals competition. Badminton, fencing and swimming continued their game, whilst judo, trampolining, rifle, climbing and karate got their fresh start. In the swimming, long course finals started at 6pm, with a huge turnout of supporters cheering loudly for their teams. Charlotte Evans of Loughborough set a new championship record in the women’s open 200m backstroke, reaching the touch pad in 1:38:84s. Ross Murdoch of Stirling University added two BUCS National titles in the 50m and 200m breaststroke. Murdoch was a representative in Team GB in Rio last summer. Jocelyn Ulyett from Loughborough beat her own record on 200m breaststroke in 2.27.25s. Sarah Vasey, also from Loughborough, broke the 50m breaststroke in 30.78s. Emily Crane from Loughborough shone in her first BUCS championship in long course, gaining a gold medal in 50m Backstroke and beating her teammate Harriett West by only 0.04s. She said: "It's great to be here, but it’s quite tiring.’ Crane is also competing in Sunday's 400m freestyle. Team Loughborough rocks the stadium again, winning nine of the individual gold medals in session four of the swimming final, and also coming first in men’s’ Open 400m Freestyle. In the women’s open 400m freestyle, team Edinburgh beat Loughborough to gain the gold. Joe Sheeran, a swimmer from Manchester Metropolitan University, said he was hungover, quite tired and a bit emotional after the race: "(The) swim has gone well I'd say, considering the circumstances I just put forward. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what challenge it will bring."