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Close called for medals on day four

25th July 2012

City of Manchester Aquatics Brearnna Close claimed her medals on day four of the British Gas ASA National Age group Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

The Girls 14 years 200m Freestyle final kicked of the night. Dinnaton’s swimmer Megan Bowen claimed the cold medal in 2:04.85. The silver medal went to City of Manchester Aquatics Brearnna Close 2:06.06 who touched just in front of Hatfield’s Jessica Jackson (2:06.12).

City of Birmingham’s swimmer Benjamin Stanford took podium position in the Boys 11/12 years 200m Freestyle final with a time of 2:05.94. Lewis Burras (Hamilton UAE) took home the silver medal (2:06.54). The bronze medal went to Hatfield’s Nathan Hughes (2:07.39).

In a tantalisingly close race the boys 13 years 200m Freestyle final saw Barnet Copthalls swimmer Frederick Cornwell add another competition gold to his collection (2:00.27). Doncaster Dartes swimmer Jarvis Parkinson and City of Sheffield’sSamuel Budd swam neck and neck in seek of second and third place. Parkinson just pipped to silver in 2:01.44 for Budd to claim the bronze in 2:01.79.

TeamIpswich swimmer Rebecca Sherwin came out on top in the girls 11/12 years 100m Backstroke final clinching the gold medal in a time of 1:05.78. Holly Hibbott (Southport) took the silver medal (1:06.83). The bronze medal went to Plymouth Leander’s swimmer Tegan Drew (1:07.41).

It wasn’t long before City of Manchester’s Aquatics swimmer Brearnna Close was back in the pool pinching podium spot in the girls 14 years 200m Butterfly to claim her second medal of the night (2:17.33). The silver medal went to City of Leicester’s Harriet West (2:18.48). Shauntelle Austin (Blackpool Aquactics) clinched the bronze medal in a time of 2:19.12.

The boys 14 years 200m Backstroke final saw Luke Grrenback (Cockermouth) swim for gold in a time of 2:06.64. Hatfield’s swimmer Martyn Walton took the silver medal (2:08.12). The bronze medal went to Mid Sussex swimmer Oliver Goodhew (2:10.84).

Millfield’s swimmer Joshua Lawson captured the gold medal in the boys 11/12 years 100m Breaststrokefinal (1:14.50) ahead of Satellite’s Benjamin Arkle (1:15.35). It was a call for second and third place as Lewis Fraser (Swim Swansea) claimed the bronze medal just shy of Arkle in a time of 1:15.84.

The boys 13 years 100m Breaststroke final saw Nicholas Glasson (Plymouth Leander) win gold in a time of 1:09.14. Barnet Copthall’s swimmer Yaron Gerber took the silver medal (1:10.22). Third place and bronze medallist went to Doncaster Dartes Jarvis Parkinson who swam in a time of 1:12.58.

Emma Cain(City of Guildford) stole the limelight in the girls 14 years 100m Backstroke final touching in with a time of 1:14.27. City of Cambridge swimmer Kate Little took home the silver medal (1:15.94). Cain’s team mate Alicia Wilson added a bronze medal to their team collection finishing in (1:16.05).

The girls 13 years 100m Breaststroke final saw City of Salford’s Katie Matts shine for gold (1:13.09).  Derventio’s swimmer Imogen Clark claimed the silver medal (1:14.17) ahead of Lydia Lavallin (Taunton Deane, 1:14.56).

TeamIpswich swimmer Dominic Scifo sealed the gold medal in the boys 11/12 years 100m Butterflyfinal with a finishing time of 1:05.60. With just 0.06 seconds in it swimmer Edward Lee (Woking, 1:06.43) claimed the silver medal. City of Birmingham’s Ashley Markall finished just shy of Lee in (1:06.49).

One of the closest races of the night saw Stockport Metros swimmer Harry Lewis-Mitchell steal the gold medal in the boys 13 years 100m Butterfly final (1:00.12). Frederick Cornwell (Barnet Copthall) didn’t give up putting pressure on Lewis-Mitchell, Cornwell touched just behind in 1:00.66. The bronze medal went to City of Milton Keynes swimmer Oliver Lines (1:01.26).

City of Leedsquartet Rebekah Birrell, Katherine Fisher, Georgia Coates and Linda Shaw dominated in the final race of the night, the girls 4x200m Freestyle Teams race taking home the gold medal in a time of 8:37.61. Ealing swimmers took the silver medal (8:42.11). Third place went to the girls from City of Salford who touched home in a time of 8:43.23.

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