Barrett dominates on Day Four
2 August 2013
Loughborough University swimmer Adam Barrett claimed the title in tonight’s 100m Freestyle final on day four of the 2013 British Gas ASA National Youth Championships in Sheffield.
Barrett, who won bronze in the 100m Butterfly at the British Championships earlier in the year, broke the 50 second barrier for the first time in his career to secure the win in 49.84.
The fly events will be my main focus for Commonwealth selections next year.
“I’m absolutely delighted to break the sub 50 mark, that was my aim coming into this meet,” said the Loughborough swimmer.
“I really enjoy the 100m free and will continue to try and improve on it, but the fly events will be my main focus for Commonwealth selections next year.”
Second place went to Co Sheffield swimmer Braxton Timm in a time of 50.35, with Adam Rowe (Swansea University) settling the bronze in 50.42.
In the Women’s 19yrs+ 200m Butterfly, Swim Swansea’s Libby Mitchell (2:14.18) clinched the win ahead of teammate Fern Davies (2:14.92) and Loughborough University’s Anna Cheesbrough (2:16.09).
Joseph Schenk (Newquay) capitalised on his silver medal success yesterday securing the Men’s MD 100m Breaststroke gold in 1:15.92 (678), followed closely by Greenwich Royals swimmer Oscar Livesey (1:14.00) and Dulwich Dolphins swimmer Kahoru Harazawa (1:15.32), who took silver and bronze respectively.
In the Women’s MD 100m Breaststroke, Co Peterborough’s Harriet Lee (SB9) stormed home to win in a time of 1:20.82.
Lee’s well paced swim saw her touch just ahead of Co Sunderland’s SB14 swimmer Nicole Lough (1:21.35) and Bath University’s SB6 swimmer Elizabeth Johnson (1:41.93).
Lizzie Simmonds (Bath University) claimed her second gold of the meet in the 19yrs+ 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:10.62, followed closely by City of Manchester’s Rachel Lefley (2:14.16) and Bath teammate Rachel Williams (2:14.21).
In the final of the 15/16yrs 200m Butterfly, F.I.R.S.T. swimmer Duncan Scott took the race out from the start turning in an impressive split of 58.92 at the 100m mark to finish in 2:03.60.
B.E.S.T. swimmer Ryan Brown fought hard for the silver medal in 2:03.73, with Co Salford’s Benjamin Kerry (2:04.47) finishing in third.
Nova Centurion swimmer Luke Howdle (1:59.87)stole the win in the Men’s 17/18yrs 200m Butterfly final from City of Sheffield’s Matthew Johnson, who took the second podium position in 2:00.14.
City of Coventry swimmer Earl Radtschenko touched in bronze medal position in a time of 2:02.86.
In the Women’s 15/16yrs 100m Freestyle final, Co Leicester’s Harriet Cooper produced a lifetime best swim to dominate the field in 56.02.
Emily Knowles-Jones (Stockport Metro) battled hard to seal second place in 56.65 ahead of Thanet swimmer Katie Latham (56.76).
In a tantalisingly close race, Co Manchester’s Jessica Lloyd claimed first spot on the podium in the 17/18yrs 100m Freestyle final, with Plymouth Leander’s Grace Vertigans (55.42) and Sophie Smith (55.61) fighting it out for the silver and bronze medal.
The 19yrs+ 50m Breaststroke final saw City of Derby’s Adam Peaty add to his medal tally, securing gold in a new personal best time of 27.61 – under the Age Group record he set in the heats.
East Lothian’s Mark Tully fought hard to catch the Derby swimmer, racing to the silver medal in 28.14 with City of Manchester Aquatics swimmer Christoper Steeples (28.24) taking the bronze.
Georgina Evans (City of Manchester Aquatics) dominated the field in the final of the 15/16yrs 200m Breaststroke pulling away from her competitors to take the title in 2:29.27 – a new lifetime best.
Co Leicester swimmer Megan Morrison (2:33.12) and Plymouth Leander’sAlicia Parsons (2:35.46) sealed the remaining spots on the podium in touching for silver and bronze respectively.
The 17/18yrs 200m Breaststroke title went to Derventio Excel’s Molly Renshaw (2:28.10) who fought tooth and nail to the finish to secure the win over Bebington swimmer Danielle Lowe (2:30.00).
Third place went to Co Leeds swimmer Sophie Taylor in a time of 2:30.54.
Duncan Scott (F.I.R.S.T) stretched out down the final 50m to claim the win in impressive style the 15/16yrs 200m Individual Medley final, touching in a new personal best time of 2:03.73 – a new Scottish Junior and Age Group record.
Millfield’s Rio Kurihara took the silver medal in 2:05.53, with Warrington swimmer David Richardson (2:07.49) finishing in bronze medal position.
Max Litchfield (Doncaster Dartes) claimed the 17/18yrs 200m Individual Medley title in emphatic style, pulling away from his rivals with ease down the final 50m to finish in 2:01.97.
Millfield’s Fraser Minnican finished second in a time of 2:03.97, with Co Leeds swimmer Ryan Flanagan touching third in 2:04.69.
The final event of the evening saw Plymouth Leander A clinch the win in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay in a time of 8:12.26.
The quartet of Elisa Biava, Phoebe Lenderyou, Grace Vertigans and Stephanie Bremner stole the top podium position from City of Manchester Aquatics A (8:14.83) in the final five metres of the race, with Nova Centurion A taking bronze in 8:18.53.