City of Manchester’s Jessica Lloyd and Rebecca Guy looked on form as they qualified first and second for the 100m Freestyle final while the heats of the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay promised an excited final on the third day of #NYCS14 in Sheffield.
Men’s 200m IM
The session was kicked off to a flying start with City of Sheffield’s swimmer Cian Senior swimming a personal best (2:08:85) in the 15/16 Yrs. The 17/18 Yrs is set to be a close semi final with the top three swimmers all qualifying in under 2:08:84, with Fraser Minnican (Millfield) leading the way. Olympic Canadian swimmer Alec Page was pipped to the post in the 19Yrs/Over heats by Thomas Litten (Stockport Mo) with an impressive time of 2:04:30.
Women’s 100m Freestyle
Jessica Jackson (Hatfield) led the way in the 15/16 Yrs with a new personal best (56:99). While Plymouth Leander will dominate the 17/18 Yrs semi finals this evening with three swimmers in the top five. The 19 Yrs/Over saw City of Manchester Aquatics take the two top spots with both Jessica Lloyd and Rebecca Guy under 57 seconds.
Men’s 200m Butterfly
Ryan Brown led the way in the 15/16 Yrs 200m Fly heats against a tough field including European Junior 200m Backstroke champion Luke Greenbank who placed fifth overall. The 17/18 Yrs saw Benjamin Kerry take the top spot with a time of 2:04:68. The 19 Yrs/Over was led by Jay Lelliott (1:58:66), just beating Serbian swimmer Velimir Stjepanovic (1:58:97).
Women’s 200m Breaststroke
The 15/16 Yrs saw Georgia Coates from City of Leeds take the top spot, knocking almost four seconds off her personal best. In the 17/18 Yrs Georgina Evans swam in time of 2:32:99 securing her the top position going into the semi finals. City of Leeds led the way in the 19 Yrs/ Over heats with Olivia White (2:32:71).
Men’s 4X200m Freestyle
The 4x200m is always an exciting event and it lived up to expectations in the heats. After some close heats across the board it was the Millfield, Hatfield and Plymouth Leander who produced the top times and will be going through to the final this evening along with several other teams.
BorRedbridge’s Ryan Nicholls led the qualifiers in the Men’s 100m Back, just missing out on a personal best. Katie Nesbitt dominated the women’s events, winning heats in both the 100m Back and 200m IM with a pb of 2:38:09 in the IM. The Men’s 200m IM saw Benjamin Procter and Daniel Pepper battle it out and take the top two positions going into the final.