Kiwis end European pool tour on a high note

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Saturday, November 21, 2015

The New Zealand team backed up their record breaking performance in Warendorf overnight as they continued to dominate the pool on Day two of the 2015 German Cup.

Samantha Lee broke her own 100m Rescue Medley World Record, bringing a total of three World Records at the German Cup, and a total of five now held by New Zealand.

In mirroring the 2013 German Cup, Lee and Steve Kent once again took out top female and male competitors for the event with Laura Quilter taking second spot for the females.

Events contested on the second day of competition included the 100m Manikin Carry with Fins, 100m Rescue Medley, 4x50m Medley Relay and the 200m Super Lifesaver.

Once again, the girls were up first and set the bar high with Laura Quilter setting a new New Zealand Record in the 100m Carry, claiming silver with a time of 53.98 with Lee close behind to take the bronze in a time of 56.10.

Lee then claimed the new World Record in the 100m Rescue Medley in a time of 1.08.86 with Quilter taking silver in a time of 1.12.05.

Over in the Men's 100m Manikin Carry, Chris Dawson came fourth equal (47.19) with Steve Kent in 7th (47.78) and then in the 100m Rescue Medley, Kent claimed silver with a time of 1.01.21.

The boys combo of Kent, Dawson, McMillan and Andrew Trembath finished the Men's 4x50m Rescue Medley in a time of 1.33.87 to take sixth.

Lee finished off her winning performance claiming silver in the Woman's Super Lifesaver (2.27.42) and then in it was Kent's turn to end the competition on a high note, setting a new New Zealand Record in the Men's Super Lifesaver, with a time of 2.09.50 to claim the bronze.

New Zealand Team Manager Mark Weatherall says he and Coach Steve Ferguson are extremely happy with the team's performances over the last 12 days.

"It's been a very worthwhile trip, with attendance at both the Orange Cup in the Netherlands last weekend and this weekend's German Cup. Each athlete has worked hard to develop and execute their race plans and, as the results show, they have done a great job, he says.

"The last 12 days has been very busy, but rewarding for the SLSNZ High Performance Programme as we continue to track towards Rescue 2016."

The team will begin their journey home tomorrow, arriving back in New Zealand at 11.55pm on Tuesday night.

To keep up-to-date with the team's journey, visit the SLSNZ High Performance Facebook page.

Medal Tally

Gold- 4 (including three World Records)
Silver- 5
Bronze- 5

NZ Team:

Samantha Lee, Lyall Bay
Laura Quilter, Wainui
Carina Doyle, St Clair
Andrew Trembath, St Clair
Andy McMillan, St Clair
Steve Kent, Titahi Bay
Chris Dawson, Midway


Far right: Steve Kent- silver medalist 100m Rescue Medley

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Smith, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823


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