Hitchen and Fraser secure springboard success on day two
12 July 2013
Fern Hitchen and Catriona Fraser secure gold and silver on day two of the British Gas National Age Group Diving Championships 2013, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
“My dives went really well today, my performance was consistent throughout all my dives. I am really happy to win gold.” - Fern Hitchen City of Sheffield diver Fern Hitchen claimed victory in the girls A 1m springboard scoring 297.05. Hitchen’s teammate Catriona Fraser took home the silver medal (288.65).
Fraser commented on her performance,
“I have just come back from injury so to receive a silver medal today felt really good.”
Isobel Ruff (Crystal Palace) secured third place on the podium scoring a total of 278.50 for her eight dives.
City of Leeds diver Aston Queeley claimed gold in the boys B platform scoring 221.80. Henry Biggs (Luton Kingfishers) secured silver after his six dives with a score of 205.85. Thomas Graham (Southampton) clinched his second medal of the competition collecting bronze (203.25).
Ella Whiting (Crystal Palace) took gold n the girls B 3m springboard with a score of 288.60. Bradford Espirit diver Evie Webb claimed the silver medal after her seven dives scoring 281.30. Lucy Maurer (Star diving) finished in third place with a score of 268.25
Cambridge dive teams Ben Cutmore stood on podium position taking home gold in the boys D 3m springboard (212.75). Tyler Humphreys (Southend) claimed the silver medal with a score of 182.45. Star diver Alfie Brown clinched the bronze medal (168.95).
Crystal Palace diver Amelia Connolly secured gold in the girls D 1m springboard (175.75). Katherine Kerr (Luton) finished in second place with a score of 153.80. City of Sheffield diver Martha Clarke took home the bronze medalscoring 144.90 after her five dives.
Scarlett Mew Jensonand Maddie Sweet took home the gold (192.20) and silver medal (177.20) in the girls C platform adding more medals to Crystal Palace’s tally. Lucy Hawkins (Southampton) claimed the bronze medal with a score 176.90.
Southend diver Alister McCrae topped the podium in the boys A 1m springboard with a score of 293.00. Elliott Holdsworth (Bradford Espirit) added to the clubs medal collection taking home silver (288.50). Oscar Lippiatt (West Wiltshire) clinched his second medal of the competition securing the bronze medal with a score of 269.35.
Noah Williams (Crystal Palace) closed the days events winning gold in the boys C platform (213.40). Southampton divers claimed the silver and bronze medal respectively, Brandon Foster (202.35) and William Osbourne (178.45).
- Photos from this event are available to view on Stillsport here