Swimming: Johnstone stakes 2014 claim in Glasgow

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Edinburgh UNIVERSITY’S Kathryn Johnstone won the 100 metres and 50m breaststroke and added a silver medal in the 200m at the Scottish Gas National Open Championships at Glasgow’s Tollcross Leisure Centre.

A Commonwealth Games swimmer in 2010 in New Delhi, the 23-year-old admits she is desperate to retain her place in the team for Glasgow next year.

“Being here and swimming in the Games’ pool is so exciting,” she said.

Jak Scott (University of Stirling) admits he was “totally gutted” after missing out on last year’s Olympic Games, but the 22-year-old, who made his Team GB debut at the 2011 world championships, showed he is back to his best, though, by winning the 100m and 
finishing runner-up and top Scot in the 200m.

In the longer event yesterday, Scott was just beaten by his English training mate Joshua Walsh (1:49.85), but was “very happy” with his year’s best time of 1:50.45.

Garioch’s Hannah Miley won six titles: the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle, 200m and 400m individual medley and the 200m butterfly.