11 Cannonvale Cannons travelled to Brisbane to compete at the Queensland Long Course Championships. Picture: Supplied
11 Cannonvale Cannons travelled to Brisbane to compete at the Queensland Long Course Championships. Picture: Supplied

Cannons dominate pool in state championships

The Cannonvale Cannons cleaned up at the Queensland Long Course Championships in Brisbane last week.

Eleven swimmers travelled to Brisbane to compete with seven swimmers qualifying and competing in individual events.

Of these seven, six made it to the finals.

The Cannons also nominated club relay teams and Austin Edwards-Bland, Tiana Bell, Tegan Hanks and Gus Hedges swam on the first day of competition.

Kate McDonald and Mikhaila Flint were members of the NQ relay team and won silver medals in the freestyle and medley relays.

Mikhalia continued her success despite a massive program of 23 individual races and four relays.

Cannonvale Cannons coaches Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson received awards at the Queensland Long Course Championships. Picture: Supplied
Cannonvale Cannons coaches Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson received awards at the Queensland Long Course Championships. Picture: Supplied

She was in 10 finals and won seven medals; two gold, three silver and two bronze.

Kate McDonald also excelled and swam the 50m backstroke in 31.53, earning her seventh place in the final.

She also swam the 50m breaststroke in 32.06s and was first reserve for the finals.

Jacob Dewis swam excellent times in his butterfly events and was seventh in the final.

He swam a 0.9 second PB in his 100m Butterfly which placed him 16th in Queensland.

Jy Parkinson smashed all his backstroke times and made it into the finals for his 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and was rated sixth and seventh in Queensland.

Blake Hanks and Remy Hedges swam extremely well in their first state long course competition.

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Blake swam PBs in all his events and made it to the finals for his 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly where he was rated fifth in Queensland for both swims.

Jacob Bell swam excellent times in all his events and placed fifth in Queensland with his 800m freestyle and ninth in the 400m freestyle.

He swam a huge 9.71sec PB in his 400m IM and was the second reserve for the final of the 200m backstroke.

Coaches Mark Erickson and Ken Crittenden also walked away with some silverware from the meet.

Mr Crittenden was presented with Outstanding Contribution Junior Program Award and Mr Erickson was presented with Queensland Team Debutant Coach certificate.