N & D Results Weekend 2
The second weekend of the championships continued the run of success for CLS; particularly for our younger swimmers, who collectively qualified for over 20 finals between them. With a total of 25 finalists, 4 Gold, a silver and a bronze from the day’s events, it was yet another day of strong performances from our N & D qualifiers.
Elle Brown kicked off the day’s events taking Gold in the girls 14 years 400m Free in a time of 4:38:88, a fantastic start.
Joseph Fairbairn (12) was the first of our finalists in the Boys 200m Back, finishing in 10th position in a time of 2:48:54, later joined by Luke Pye (14) who finished in 7th position in a new personal best time of 2:36:32. Matthew Hunt (15) & Jamie Keyworth (17) also qualified as finalists finishing in 7th & 10th positions.
Gabby Burdess was the first of our female finalists, finishing in 10th position in the Girls 16 & over 50m breastroke.
Eleven year old Matthew Cairns finished in 6th position in the boys 100m Free in a new personal best time of 1:13:75, with Joseph Fairbairn later coming in at 8th position in the same event in a time of 1:10:66. The fifteen years age group saw three of our swimmers in the final; Alex Mason, Oliver Wallace and Matthew Hunt, with Alex taking silver, followed by Oliver and Matthew in 4th & 6th positions.
Joseph Fairbairn (12) was the first of our afternoon finalists in the Boys 200m IM, later joined by Daniel Butler (14) & Luke Pye (14), who finished in 4th & 10th positions respectively. Matthew Hunt (15) & Chris Heppell (17) also qualified for the finals in their respective age groups in the same event.
Elle Brown (14) took the third of the day’s medals, finishing yet again in gold medal position in the Girls 100m Fly in a time of 1:08:91, with team mate Rebekah also qualifying for the 15 years age group.
10 year old Brandon Pye qualified for the boys 50m fly final, finishing in 5th position slightly outside of his new PB time set earlier in the heats. Joseph Fairbairn and Thomas English were also finalists, with Joseph taking bronze medal in a time of 33:43, closely followed by Thomas who finished just behind in 5th position. The event proved to be one of our strongest with our 15 year old boys finishing on top form with Alex Mason taking Gold in a time of 26:84, with Matthew Hunt finishing in 10th position.
The girls likewise produced some strong performances with Taryn Wheat (14), Faye Burns (15) and Gabby Burdess (18) all finalists in the girls 200m Breast event, finishing in 8th position in their respective age groups.
The second day produced a further 16 finalists, with 3 more golds and a silver medal to add to the tally.
Elle Brown (14) was the first of our finalists, finishing in 7th position in the girls 200m Back, again joined by team mate Rebekah Heppell (15) who finished in 10th position.
James Davison (14) was our sole finalist in the boys 50m Breast, finishing in 9th position in a time of 38:14.
Hannah Wright (13) finished in 7th position in the Girls 100m Free, with Elle Brown & Taryn Wheat taking top two positions in the 14 years age group in times of 1:01:71 & 1:02:59 respectively. A fantastic result from the girls!
Hannah Wright later finished in 10th position in the girls 200m IM, with Elle Brown & Taryn Wheat also finalists for the event, finishing in 4th & 8th positions.
Brandon Pye (10) continued his strong run, finishing in 4th position in the Boys 100m Fly in a new PB time of 1:22:55. Thomas English (12) & Jacob Openshaw (12) finished in 4th & 9th position in their age group final. Alex Mason, Matthew Hunt & Jamie Keyworth were all fly finalists, with Alex taking another Gold in the 15 years age group in a time of 1:01:05.
The day finished on a high with fourteen year old Taryn Wheat adding to the medal tally, taking gold in the 50m fly in a time of 30:93, with team mate Elle Brown just missing out on the medals in 4th position.
So overall despite illness & injuries our swimmers once again did us proud delivering some tremendous personal best performances and numerous top ten positions across all ages. It was particularly good to see our youngest swimmers rising to the occasion at what was for some their very first championships. Definitely something to build upon for the future!
So we would like to wish a big congratulations to all our qualifiers, finalists and medallists for this year’s championships and we’re sure it’s paved the way for yet more great results at the upcoming NER Long Course Championships.