Fairymead smash Kiwis in short course titles
SWIMMING: Bundaberg's Jaime Krueger is now a national record holder, but not in the country you might think.
The talented 13-year-old broke the New Zealand record in the 100m butterfly at the recent short course championships in Auckland.
She was part of a four-person team that helped Fairymead dominate in the pool overseas.
Krueger set a time of 1:02.90 to claim gold.
"It was special to break it but since they don't have the all-comers record I couldn't actually set the record,” she said.
"It was still nice to break a New Zealand record and be the fastest ever to go that time for my age group.”
It was a successful meet for Krueger in her first competitive trip overseas.
She won silver in the 200m and 400m freestyle and bronze in the 200m butterfly.
"I was really happy,” she said.
"It was different though as they run the program a little bit differently to Australian events.”
Joining Krueger in the winners' circle was Bundaberg's Jordan Smith.
But Smith wasn't entirely satisfied with his results despite winning gold in the 50m, 100m, and 200m freestyle in his age group.
Smith ran out of energy at the meet in his final event, the 400m, after competing for Queensland the week before in Canberra but still managed to claim a bronze medal.
"I added 10 seconds in the final to my normal time,” he said.
"It was good I could perform but it was sad because I could have done so much better in my 400m.”
Fellow Fairymead swimmer Tobias Street made the final in the 200m breaststroke in the 14-year-old age group in his first overseas event as well.
"I did a couple of personal bests and I was happy with that,” he said.
"I made a final and that was amazing just as it is.”
Street was joined by Moore Park's Cheyenne Pyne who also made the 800m final in her age group.
The four athletes will now prepare to compete in the City of Charm to be held next month.