More incredible performances on Day Two of NAGS14
31 July 2014
The 1500m Freestyle events were quite a feat to watch on day two, with Boys aged 11-14 showing some incredible strength and mental willpower.
For the 11/12 Yrs, there was quite a gap between each of the competitors finishing times; Charlie Hutchison from Ellesmere College Titans came first, an impressive time of 17:28.33, less than half a minute behind the gold winner in the next age group and 25 seconds under his PB.
William Bell of City of Leicester SC came second with his time of 17:38.42 and Adam Davies from Plymouth Leander followed up in third (17:49.75).
In the 13 Yrs age group, it was Hillingdon SC’s Alfie Collins who got gold after swimming a great time, 17:00.33. The silver and bronze position swims were really close, William Hendry of Cleethorpes SC just won the silver with 17:06.63 and Ellesmere swimmer Hector Pardoe received bronze with 17:06.88.
If the previous age group wasn’t impressive enough, Nathan Hughes of Hatfield SC really pushed himself to achieve his gold medal position with 16:05.94. George Taplin of Hillingdon touched in a 16:19.14 followed closely by Max Murphy of City of Milton Keynes SC (16:20.03).
In the Girls 11/12 Yrs IM, Sophie Hobbah of City of Leeds SC got her third gold of the competition, finishing with a great time of 5:05.10. Sophia Wilson got her second silver for Guildford SC, just beating third place with her time of 5:08.56. Niamh Hofland of Royal Wolverhampton SC got bronze with 5:08.70.
Sophie Hobbah of City of Leeds SC got her third gold of the competition"The 200m Breaststroke for this age group saw solid swims from all girls, though Katie Robertson of South Ayrshire SC had a good lead when she finished first with her time of 2:37.55. Sophie Fussell who represented Teddington SC came second with 2:40.93 and Eleanor Howcroft came third for City of Leeds (2:44.72).
In this 11/12 Yrs, the youngest age group for the 100m Fly, the race was incredibly close, with less than a second between first and third place. Brodie Judge of Hillingdon SC touched first with an impressive 1:05.01. Ellen Walshe was hot on her heels, getting second for IRL with 1:05.09 and Kelly Macinnes from Heart of Midlothian, again right up with the other girls, came third with 1:05.44.
The Boys 11/12 Yrs 200m Butterfly saw some great swims, with Charlie Hutchison finding that last bit of energy to touch a 2:19.10 for the Gold. Leo Karski was not far behind for Boldmere SC, awarded silver for his time of 2:21.57. Newcastle Swimming Team’s Mario Coman put in a decent time, getting a bronze medal finish for his efforts (2:21.62).
Hutchison commented on his performances: “I always thought I could get a good time in the 200 Fly and pull it out but that was a good performance. I wasn’t so sure about the 1500 because there were two heats because the other 12 year old swam a great time – a 30 second PB – and I had to wait through two heats thinking how am I going to do this. But I managed to do it and that’s all the hard work and training coming through.”
Baraccudas RSA seemed to have a definite edge with Luan Grobbelaar in the 11/12 Yrs 200m IM. He touched in 2:21.55 for the gold medal. James Pettener from City of Liverpool just beat Alexander Boyd of Thanet Swim, to get the silver medal (2:24.91). Boyd was awarded the bronze for his swim of 2:25.36.
The 100m Freestyle for the Boys 11/12 age group saw a battle for silver and bronze positions. Sean McNichol of Hamilton UEA stormed ahead to get first place on the podium with his time of 56.44. Thomas Clare of Team Ipswich and Reese Housden of Hatfield SC had less than half a second between them. Clare stole second with 59:09 and Housden came third (59.27).
In the Girls 13 Yrs 400m IM, Rebecca Sutton of Bridgend City touched in an astonishing time for gold in her age group (4:56.59). Elizabeth Harris of Satellite SC came in second (5:03.87) and City of Sheffield’s Kate Clifton got third place on the podium in front of a home crowd, finishing on 5:09.17.
That’s all the hard work and training coming through" - Charlie HutchisonThe Boys in the 13 Yrs age group for the 200m Butterfly were even closer in their times. Joel Weston swam 2:11.22 for gold, Felix Cheng almost touched the wall at the same time, just dropping back to get his time of 2:11.37 for silver. Northampton SC’s Daniel Savage received a bronze medal with a decent 2:12.74.
The 100m Butterfly for the Girls 13 Yrs age gorup was a great race. Each swimmer pushed themselves to the limit, Anna Fleming from City of Glasgow SC won gold with 1:03.31. Caitlin Hubbard from City of Birmingham dug in deep for silver (1:04.31), beating Emma Rowson from Stockport Metro who received the bronze (1:04.61).
In this age group, the 100m Freestyle was a close competition. FIRST’s Ryan Retson got gold with a great time of 54.33. Sam Dailley got his second medal of the competition after touching 55.80 to get silver for Plymouth Leander and Ethan Ryland from City of Liverpool deserved the bronze medal after swimming 56.74.
In the Girls 13 Yrs 200m Breaststroke, Guildford City SC saw two of their swimmers finish on the podium. Rosanna Arnold got gold with 2:37.97 and Amy Hodgson bronze for her 2:41.28. Andrea Todorovic of Plymouth Leander was awarded silver after a tight last 100m, both she and Arnold were almost level at the final turn.
For the Boys 200IM in this age group, it was Cameron Matthews of Hamilton UAE who finished first, storming down the last 50m to finish on 2:12.25. Jordan Ludlam put in a solid performance for silver (2:15.37) and Sam Dailley got yet another medal for Plymouth Leander, bronze with 2:18.45.
For the Girls 14 Yrs 400m IM, Tazmin Pugh delighted the spectators once again, getting gold to go with her silver, with a time of 4:56.45. Isobel Griffiths from City of Birmingham SC was awarded silver after touching in 4:57.67 and Molly Roodhouse of Stockport Metro won bronze for a 4:59.65.
The girls in the 200m Breaststroke for this age group were all very strong performers, though Layla Black of City of Leeds did push forward to victory achieving a time of 2:31.96 for the gold. Grantham SC’s Leah Roughan was next, touching a 2:33.72 for Silver and Lara Bate did well for the bronze position (2:35.91)
To see the full results list, click hereThe Girls 14yrs 100m Fly saw a couple of familiar faces finishing on the podium Holly Hibbott from Southport SC got her second gold and fourth medal of the competition showing her confidence with a 1:01:74.
Tazmin Pugh of Ellesmere SC, despite racing and winning the 400m IM earlier in the evening, got another silver to add to her collection. Katherine Brown from City of Peterborough followed up not a second behind to get the bronze (1:03.36).
The Boys 200m Butterfly for this age group saw a clear winner from Bicester SC, Kieran Bird sailed to gold with a 2:04.85. Jakub Karl of Hamilton UAE was quite clearly the silver medal winner, just two seconds behind Bird (2:06.95). Luca Sinnot was a little way behind, even so he won another medal for Barnet Copthall, bronze (2:44.72)
This Boys 14 Yrs 100m Free was as close as it could have been. Plymouth Leander’s Lewis Burras and Hamilton UEA’s Jakub Karl seemed to touch the wall simultaneously, with Burras grabbing the gold (53.48), Karl silver (53.49) and Elliot Clogg of City of Sheffield touching a 54.40 for bronze.
The Boys 14 Yrs 200m IM was a great penultimate race, each swimmer desperate to get ahead into the gold medal position. George Clough of Warrender Baths was the one who finally managed it, getting gold with 2:11.34.
Joshua Lawson came a close second (2:12.92) to get silver and Nova Centurion’s William Gayne who received the bronze for his 2:13.02, just a tenth of a second behind Lawson.
The evening finished with a really energetic event. The Girls 4 x 100 Relay saw Southport SC clinch the gold medal in under four minutes (3:59.47). The unexpected end came with both Plymouth Leander and City of Coventry SC touching in at exactly the same time, claiming joint silver with 4:00.23.
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