Munro is miles inside

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SURPRISE guest Miles Munro blew his freestyle meet record out of the water at Saturday’s GASA 100m Gala, despite a lack of recent practice.

Eyes down the pool Miles Munro flies off the blocks in lane three at the GASA100m Sprint Gala at St Sampson's High. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 26050784)

Competing at St Sampson’s High, the two-time Commonwealth Games man led out teenage breaststroke star Charlie-Joe Hallett and sprint specialist Jonny Beck to win the concluding event in 50.68sec.

While outside his grand personal best of 48.84 from three years ago, Munro’s recent performance marked a hefty improvement on his 52.13 gala mark from 2013.

It follows a quieter season where he has prioritised his academics and graduation from the University of Bath.

Barracudas coach Sara Parfit confirmed that despite Munro’s intention to work full-time in the UK, he will be available and certainly ‘in the running’ for future Island and Commonwealth Games.

There was also an impressive breaststroke double from the Hallett brothers.

Jamie Ingrouille

By Jamie Ingrouille
Sports reporter

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