NOUMEA, New Caledonia, May 30. AUSTRALIA captured gold medals ineight of ten events on the second day of pool competition at theOceania Championships as Ami Matsuo and Kenneth To each won theirsecond gold medals of the meet. In the women’s 400 IM, Australian Amy Levings took control of therace and finished in a time of 4:51.37, in front of teammate LeahCutting’s 4:56.93. Yasmine Ware of the United States finished adistant third in 5:23.77. Hitachi Diagnostic Tool
New Zealand’s Carsten Corazza picked upthe men’s title in 4:26.02 while Australia’s Kenneth To earned hissecond medal of the meet with a 4:30.35. New Zealand’s MatthewGlassford turned in a third place time of 4:36.55. After finishing second in the 100 back last night, Grace Loh ofAustralia turned in a gold medal performance in the 50 back with a29.65. Teammate Jordan White, who won the 200 fly last night, tooksilver in 30.39. Launch x431 Master Scanner
France’s Emma Terebo placed third in 30.80. BenEdmonds of Australia picked up the men’s 50 back win in 26.54,ahead of New Zealand’s Curt Crosland (26.72) and Papua New Guinea’sRyan Pini (26.95). Ami Matsuo of Australia earned her second win of the meet aftertouching in 56.17 in the women’s 100 free. Amy Levings and EmmaTerebo brought home their second medals of the night, taking silverand bronze in 57.62 and 58.50, respectively. Kenneth To swam awaywith his second medal of the night as well, winning the men’s 100free in 50.08. Forklift Diagnostic tools
Ryan Pini (51.28) and Australian Daniel Lester(51.53) earned silver and bronze in the event. Australia’s Lorna Tonks was the only woman in the field to break1:10 in the women’s 100 breast, and she did so with a 1:08.24.Teammate Jessica Hansen took second in 1:10.32, while Guam’s PilarShimizu placed third in 1:16.19. Frenchman Thomas Dahlia won themen’s 100 breast by a slim margin, 1:03.27 to 1:03.29 over AussieNicholas Schafer. Australia’s Nikolas Pregelj took third in1:04.02.
In the women’s 4×200 free relay, Australia’s quartet of AmyLevings, Mikkayla Sheridan, Jordan White and Ami Matsuo destroyedthe field with a winning time of 8:22.88. France (8:54.85) and theUS (9:19.14) rounded out the podium. On the men’s side, Australia’sDeclan Potts, Kyle Richardson, Kenneth To and Rhys Mainstone wonconvincingly in 7:34.76, ahead of New Zealand (7:45.37) and France(8:00.47).