Grace medal haul at Senior Mets

Published 12:00pm 21 March 2023

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured: Mia Hagen and Maddi Coulson, from Grace Swimming, with world and Olympic champion Cate Campbell at the Senior Mets

Grace swimmers returned to Rothwell with eight medals from the weekend’s Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships at the Sleeman Centre.

Macey Lawler won silver in the 13 Years Girls’ 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke, while Samuel Baker took silver in the 14 Years Boys’ 800m freestyle and bronze at 400m freestyle.

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Alia Shaw shows off her medals

Olivia Smith won bronze in the 14 Years Girls’ 100m and 50m freestyle. Alia Shaw did the same in the 14 Years Girls’ 400m and 1500m freestyle.

There were top 10 finishes for eight Grace swimmers – Alia Shaw was fourth in the 14 Years Girls’ 800m, Sheldon Vas-Dias fourth in the 13 Years Boys’ 200m breaststroke.

Maddison-Rose Coulson finished fifth in the 16 Years Girls’ 200m butterfly, Joshua Mandryk sixth in the 14 Years Boys’ 400m freestyle and 10th in the 800m.

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Olivia Smith was also among the medals

Olivia Smith was seventh in the 14 Years Girls’ 200m IM and eight in the 50m backstroke.

Lauren Dymond finished eighth in the 16 Years Girls’ 50m butterfly, Macey Lawler ninth in the 13 Years Girls’ 200m IM and Soha Foroush 10th in the 14 Years Girls’ 200m backstroke.

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Macey Lawler with her two silver medals

Grace had nine swimmers in the top 20 – Olivia Smith 11th 14 Years Girls’ 200m freestyle and 12th 50m butterfly, Mia Hagen 12th 15 Years Girls’ 200m IM and Sheldon Vas-Dias 12th 13 Years Boys’ 50m breaststroke, 13th 100m breaststroke.

Joshua Mandryk was 13th in the 14 Years Boys 200m freestyle, Samuel Baker 13th in the 14 Years Boys’ 50m freestyle, Bronte Mcgrath 14th 14 Years Girls 200m IM And Alia Shaw 17th 14 Years Girls’ 100m freestyle.

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Sam Baker with his medals at the championships

Maddison-Rose Coulson was 17th in the 16 Years Girls’ 50m backstroke and 17th 50m butterfly, Lauren Dymond 17th in the 16 Years Girls’ 100m freestyle and 19th 50m freestyle.

Team Grace at the Senior Mets was: Samuel Baker, Lauren Dymond, Soha Foroush, Joshua Mandryk, Alia Shaw, Olivia Smith, Levi Stein, Maddison-Rose Coulson, Mia Hagen, Macey Lawler, Bronte McGrath, Sheldon Vas-Dias.

Grace medal haul at Senior Mets
Sally and Lauren Dymond with Australian swim star Cate Campbell.

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