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BRITISH GAS INTERNATIONAL MEET LIVE: Day three
Updated 8:14pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
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- Former Swindon Tigershark Jazz Carlin wins gold in first 1500m outing in six years
- Carlin sets second Welsh record in three days in picking up second victory of championships
- Ex-Commonweal pupil Tilly Gray wins 200m fly in PB, with Swindon-born Hannah Miley fourth
- Miley records PB in 100m breast but does not progress
- Swindon Dolphin youngster Craig Harris sixth in MC 200m IM final
- Tweet using #swimadver
- Reporting by NED PAYNE
That's the end of our coverage for today. Don't forget to join us tomorrow from 9am for the fourth and final day in Leeds. Jazz Carlin, Tilly Gray, Hannah Miley and Grant Turner are all in action, with Carlin and Miley up first in the 400m free heats.
Well done @Tilly_Gray91 #smashedit #doingswindonproud— @JazzCarlin 09 March 2013
Harris clocked 2:28.08 to finish sixth. He totalled 811 points, which was just seven points off fourth place. Great swim from the youngest competitor in the field.
Pepper wins it with Sascha Kindred second and Jack Thomas third. Harris was outside the top five but a great effort once more from the 14-year-old.
Pepper touched first. Now we wait for the points.
Now Dan Pepper has hit the front.
James Crisp leads after 50m, but the MC races are all about points of course.
The race has begun.
The swimmers are being introduced.
Medal ceremony time and then Harris will have his moment in the 200m IM final.
Thank you for all the lovely messages of support! Chuffed to bits with the season so far! Now for dinner and a bath #heaven— @Tilly_Gray91 09 March 2013
Well, it looks like Harris will be off pretty soon. We have an MC 200m IM to come and then the Swindon Dolphin youngster is up.
I am reliably informed that Harris is due off just before 8pm. At 7.56pm, if you want to be exact about it.
Craig Harris is the only Swindon swimmer left to compete tonight. He goes in the final of the MC 200m IM later.
TILLY GRAY ON HER GOLD MEDAL TRIUMPH
"I'm really happy with my swims so far. I've got a great team at Loughborough (University) and I owe it all to my coach Matt Bowe.
"It's looking good for June (when the British Championships/World Championship qualifiers take place)."
Former Swindon Dolphin flyer Gray took 0.21 off her PB that she set at BUCS a fortnight ago. Considering she hasn't tapered at all for this event, that's extremely good going.
The top three were Gray (2:10.78), Sheridan (2:11.01) and Alys Thomas (2:11.63). Swindon-born Miley just missed out on a medal in fourth. She touched home in 2:11.66.
And Gray gets it from Elena Sheridan on the touch with yet another PB of 2:10.78.
Very close with five swimmers still in without a shout at 150m. Still Gray leads.
Gray looks to have a slight lead at 100m.
Gray right up there at the 50m mark. Miley sixth.
Miley is lane one and Gray is in lane five.
And here are the swimmers.
A junior final and then Gray and Miley will head for the starting blocks.
Ex-Swindon Dolphin swimmer Tilly Gray and Hannah Miley will be up soon in the final of the 200m fly. Gray in particular should be close on a medal.
The evening session has begun.
THIS SERVICE WILL RESUME AT 5.50PM.
That's it for this morning's action. Tilly Gray, Hannah Miley and Craig Harris will be in finals from 5.45pm this evening. Join us later for further updates.
The 14-year-old finishes and his time of 2:31.88 converts to 752 points and sees him make tonight's final. The Swindon Dolphin starlet will be in one of the outside lanes.
Harris is off.
Heat one of the MC 200m IM is off and Harris goes soon in heat three.
Great swimming in the 1500 this morning from @JazzCarlin @KeriannePayne and @elliefaulkner #distancequeens #BGIM13— @JodieLeResche 09 March 2013
Looking ahead to tonight's finals, Hannah Miley and Tilly Gray have made the 200m fly showdown but that's all we've got for now. Can Harris get there in the MC 200m IM?
Here we go again then. Swindon Dolphin's Harris is due out shortly.
Just Craig Harris to come now. The multi-class events begin at 12.15pm with Harris' 200m IM event fourth on the agenda.
It's hugs all round and Carlin has a smile wider than the Cheshire Cat. What price on her getting a gold medal in the 400m free on Sunday?
Carlin will be presented with her medal by the retired double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, her long-time friend and former rival.
Well what a superb championships it's been so far for Carlin. Two events, two golds and two Welsh records. She wanted to rebuild her confidence and this must be doing her the power of good.
The Swindon flyer wins it in a Welsh record of 16:18.80 with Payne second in 16:28.22 and Faulkner third in 16:35.04.
Some 100m left and Carlin has it sewn up.
Six lengths left and Carlin is still around seven seconds ahead. Payne still second and Ellie Faulkner third.
Carlin is seven seconds ahead of Keri-Anne Payne at this stage.
The advantage is only increasing. Carlin looks very strong.
The double Commonwealth medallist is well in control at 500m, with a four-second lead.
The former Tigershark has opened up a one-second lead. Long way to go yet, though.
Carlin is leading in the early stages.
Carlin is imminent. Remember it's a fast heat so effectively counts as a final.
The first heat of the 1500m is underway, delayed by a swim-off. Carlin will begin racing at around 11.15am.
It's going to be an interesting one for Carlin. She hasn't swam the 1500m in six years. Depending on how it goes today, the ex-Tigershark may choose to race 400m, 800m and 1500m in future.
Jazz Carlin will be off in the 1500m at around 11am. Maybe a touch before if we're trying to be a bit more accurate.
Miley is human after all. Her PB is only enough to make her 15th-fastest in heats and she will not race in tonight's final.
The Swindon-born swimmer wins it in 1:11.96 and that's a personal best by nearly a second. Good work. Katie Matts and Imogen Clark were second and third respectively.
Miley up with the leaders after 50m.
The breaststroke is arguably Miley's joint-strongest suit in the 400m IM. She should make the final fairly comfortably.
The 100m breast heats have started.
A (very) short break for Miley as she will be racing in the 100m breaststroke heats very soon. Probably around 10.05am.
Gray and Miley have made the final, with Jemma Lowe the fastest qualifier (2:10.28), followed by Sheridan (2:12.15) and then Gray. Miley just about snuck in as the eighth-fastest qualifier.
Now Gray and Miley must wait to see if their times are quick enough to take them through.
Gray finishes third in 2:12.53.
Gray right up there with Elena Sheridan at 100m.
And here goes Gray.
Barton wins it with Miley second in 2:15.22.
Georgia Barton leads with Miley in third early on.
This is Miley's fifth event of the meet, would you believe.
Here we go with heat three and Hannah Miley.
"I'm hoping for a medal in the 200m fly". The words of Swindon's Tilly Gray, who is just a matter of minutes away from tackling heats in Leeds.
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Ex-Commonweal pupil Gray is placed in heat four and Miley in three.
The men's 400m IM is first and then Gray and Miley are up. The 200m fly is Gray's signature event, in her own words, so expect her to make the final and be in the mix for medals.
We have two swimmers involved early on this morning. Former Swindon Dolphin Tilly Gray and Swindon-born Hannah Miley go in the 200m fly heats.
Hello, day three.