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Cornwell steals the show on day two

Barnet Copthalls swimmer Frederick Cornwell seals gold on day two at the 2012 British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

One of the most exciting races of the night saw Barnet Copthalls swimmer Frederick Cornwell  power his way to victory clocking a personal best in the boys 13 years 200m Butterfly finals with a time of 2:12.00.

“The race felt fantastic!”

“The race felt fantastic!” Cornwell said, “I came first and got a PB, that’s just what I wanted to do tonight.”

The silver medal went to Joshua Laisequilla (Hamilton UAE) in 2:12.64. City of Milton Keynes swimmer Oliver Lines took the bronze medal in 2:14.37.

The 14 years girls 400m Freestyle final opened the second night at the British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships 2012 in Sheffield. City of Manchester Aquatics Brearnna Close dominated the spearhead in the first 350m but Dervia Curran (Kingston Hull) fought her way down the final straight and stole the golden spot in 4:22.40 just in front of Close in 4:23.02. Erin Nabney (Ealing) took the bronze medal in 4:27.18.

Southports swimmer Holly Hibbott shone for the second day in a row in the girls 11/12 years 400m Freestyle finals. Hibbott touched for gold in 4:29.57. Rebecca Sherwin (TeamIpswich) took the silver medal with a time of 4:34.07. Gates and Whick swimmer Carissa Armijo claimed the bronze medal in 4:35.14.

In the girls 13 years 400m Freestyle finals Isobel Thwaite (Wirral Metro) stormed to gold in 4:26.07. City of Newcastle’s swimmer Georgia Darwent took the silver medal in a time of 4:28.46. Rosie Rudin (Nova Centurion) clinched the bronze medal just shy of Darwent in 4:28.83.

The fourth final of the night was the boys 11/12 years 200m Butterfly. Gloucester swimmer Alexander Seymour claimed victory in a time of 2:25.81. Ashley Markhall (City of Birmingham) took the silver medal. Romford Town swimmer Mitchell Wilson came in for the bronze medal in a time of 2:26.65.

The girls 11/12 years 200m final saw City of Guildford duo Emma Cain (2:39.14) and Alicia Wilson (2:42.08) clinch gold and silver. The bronze medal went to Stockport Metro swimmer Lara Bate in 2:44.64.

Derventio swimmer Abbie Wood showed shear strength and power in the girls 13 years 200m Breaststroke finals taking the gold medal in a time of 2:36.51. Elizabeth Hopkins (City of Southampton) claimed the silver medal in 2:40.86. The bronze medal went to Katie Matts (City of Salford) in 2:41.44.

Next saw the boys 11/12 years 100m Freestyle finals. Frederick Benians (South Croydon) took the gold medal in a time of 57.76. The silver medal went to City of Birmingham swimmer Benjamin Stanford (58.01). Stockport Metro Dylan Arzoni took the bronze medal in 58.31.

In the boys 13 years 100m Freestyle Carnegies Craig Mclean smashed home for gold in 55.73.

“I swam really fast on the first length”

“I swam really fast on the first length,” Mclean said, “I definitely think I deserved it.”

The silver medal went to Jarvis Parkinson (Doncaster Dartes) in a time of 55.88. City of Derby's Edward Marti, who swam just shy of Parkinson who claimed the bronze medal in 55.99.

It was a close call in the girls 14 years 200m IM. Erin Nabney (Ealing) just pinched podium spot with a time of 2:20.93. Daniella Whiting (Aquae Sulis) took home the silver medal finishing in a time of 2:21.28. The bronze medal went to City of Leicester’s Harriet West (2:22.82).

Holly Hibbott (Southport) put in an outstanding performance once again in the girls 11/12 years 100m Butterfly final taking gold in 1:05.07. Silver medal went to B.E.S.T Kirsty Armstrong (1:05.60). City of Leeds swimmer Amelia Clynes sealed the bronze medal in 1:06.30.

Colchester’s Laura Stephens won the gold medal in the 13 years 100m Butterfly finals finishing in 1:03.43. Ireland’s Gemma Kane took silver in 1:05.13 just in front of Evan King (Taunton Deane) who clinched the bronze medal with a time of 1:05.17.

In the girls 14 years 100m Freestyle final Hatfield swimmer Jessica Jackson dominated the race and took the gold medal in 57.49. Hannah Burvill (Woking) sealed the silver medal in 58.42, just in front of Brearnna Close (City of Manchester Aquatics) in 58.44.

The 14 years 100m Backstroke final saw fierce competition, with Luke Greenback (Cockermouth) taking the top podium position in 58.93. Hatfield’s swimmer Martyn Walton was just short of Greenback touching for silver medal in 58.95. Suleman Butt (Aberdeen) won bronze in 1:00.83.

Swimmers were neck and neck in the 11/12 years boys 200m IM final. Nathan Hughes (Hatfield) took gold in 2:23.40. Silver medal went to Stockport Metro’s Dylan Arzoni (2:24.30). William Gayne (Nova Centurion) claimed the bronze medal with a time of 2:26.53.

The boys 13 years 200m IM final saw Doncaster Dartes swimmer Jarvis Parkinson seal gold in 2:15.17. Barnet Copthall’s Frederick Cornwell secured his second medal of the night touching for silver in a time of 2:16.18. The bronze medal went to Southport swimmer Thomas Birtles (2:17.72).

Blackpool Aquatics swimmer Shauntelle Austin stormed to the gold in the girls 14 years 200m Backstroke final finishing in a time of 2:17.72. The silver medal went to City of Sunderland’s swimmer Lucy Walton (2:18.94). The bronze medal was clinched by City of Derby’s swimmer Rebecca Jones (2:19.85).

In the final of the boys 14 years 200m Breaststroke Charlie Attwood (Taunton Deane) powered to the finish in 2:23.60. UEA Norwich swimmer Issac Kirby took the silver medal (2:27.09). Bronze medallist was Brighton’s Dominic Polling (2:29.39).

The final race of the night was the girls 4x100m Freestyle. Ealing and City of Salford were neck and neck to 200m but it all changed on the final straight, with City of Leeds powering to podium position in 3:59.28. The silver medal went to swimmers from City of Salford (4:00.06). Ealing took the bronze medal in 4:01.62.

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