The Scottish National Open Swimming Championships concluded at the Aquatics Centre, Aberdeen Sports Village with Keanna MacInnes securing her first senior title in the 200m butterfly, beating Hannah Miley in a thrilling final.
15-year old MacInnes (Hearts) lined up alongside Miley (University of Aberdeen Performance Swim) in the centre lanes and enjoyed the stronger start, leading at the half way mark. Miley came back at the youngster however and turned for the final time with the slightest of advantages.
MacInnes was not finished however and came back at Miley in a superb display, taking the title on the touch in 2:11.46 to Miley’s 2:11.57.
Following the race a delighted MacInnes said,
“I’m really pleased with that, especially as I’ve not rested for this meet. We’ve gone up to eight sessions since the start of the season and we’re just working harder, there’s more distance now in my sets.”
Speaking about the remainder of the season, MacInnes continued,
“I’ve got Worlds (Junior Championships) at the end of the season, that was my goal and I’m just going to continue to work hard and swim the best that I can out in Indianapolis.”