It was another successful night for the Australian swimmers in both Cairns and Tokyo for Pan Pacs.
Lakeisha Patterson knocked up a PB is what was the closest race of the night. The 19-year-old raced Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long all the way to the wall in the SM7 200m IM finishing with a silver and a PB of 2.41.52.
“Jess is an amazing competitor and friend and has been around for quite a while now so to be up and racing against her is quite special,” said Patterson.
“I haven’t raced her and some of the other countries since Rio, so it’s great to have the best in the world right here on home soil and it really does push me along.
“For me I just had to come out and do my best race and I did a PB, the fastest I’ve ever done before, so I’ve got to be happy with that but next time I’ll definitely be looking at pipping her," she said.
In the SM9 200m IM, Madeleine Scott was the first to the wall while in the SM10 200m IM Katherine Downie came away with a bronze behind regining Olympic Champion Sophie Pascoe and Rio silver medalist Aurelie Rivard.
Jasmine Greenwood finished a strong fourth in 2.34.40.
Taylor Corry came away with gold in the 200m IM SM14 in the new PB of 2.37.42 after leading the race from the start with teammate Jaime-Lee Getson finishing fourth.
Katja Dedekind picked up bronze in the women’s SM12/13 200m IM by less than a second.
The final event of the night saw the 4x100m medley 34-point relay team of Ellie Cole, Tiffany Thomas-Kane, Paige Leonhardt and Lakeisha Patterson come from behind to win gold over the USA.
The USA headed into the freestyle with a four-second lead but McKenzie Coan an S7 couldn't hold off a fast-finishing Patterson (S8) as she went ahead of Coan in the dying metres to win.