NYCS14 Day Two Heats Round-up

James Clegg

The second session of #NYCS14 withnessed the first British record of the event for Para-Swimmer James Clegg while birthday girl Amelia Clynes also impressed in the 100m Butterfly.

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Men’s 200m Backstroke
The session started with the Men’s 15/16 Yrs heats which saw European Junior Champion Luke Greenbank (Cockermouth) live up to expectations, effortlessly making it through to tonight’s finals. Nova Centurion swimmer Thomas Roberts placed second in the 17/18 Yrs heats with a new personal best of 2:04:45 and  British champion Charlie Boldison delivered in the 19 Yrs/Over with an impressive time of 1:58:13.

Women’s 100m Backstroke
The Women’s 15/16Yrs proved to be an exciting event with Charlotte Evans (Co Milton K) and Brittany Horton (Co Birm’ham) both finishing with the same time of 1:03:52. There were similar scenes in the 17/18Yrs with Katie Latham (Thanet Swim) and Isabella Hindley (Chelsea & West) separated by two one hundredths of a second. The Women’s 19Yrs/Over was lead by Ealing’s Ekaterina Avramova, closely followed by Natasha Hofton (Nova Cent’n).

Men’s 100m Breaststroke
GB Junior athlete Charlie Attwood led the Men’s 15/16Yrs representing TauntonDeane. City of Birmingham are set to dominate the 17/18Yrs finals with Joshua Winnicott and Luke Davies finishing under 1:05 in their heats- A huge personal best for Davies. Richard Spoor (Loughborough Uni) was the top qualifier in the 19Yrs/Over followed by City of Manchester’s Christopher Steeples.

Women’s 100m Butterfly
City of Leeds’ European junior silver medallist Amelia Clynes celebrated her 15th birthday by leading the 100m Fly heats in 1:00.09, nearly a second clear of the field in the 15/16 Yrs Age Group. Canada’s Noemie Thomas backed up her gold from the 50m Fly to lead qualifiers in the 17/18 Yrs with a 58.95 effort while City of Manchester’s Rachel Lefley (1:01.44) was fastest in the 19 Yrs / Over Age Group.

Men’s 200m Freestyle
Carrying on his form from his appearance at this summer’s European Junior Championships, Hatfield’s Martyn Walton led qualifiers in the 15/16 Yrs Age Group with a 1:54.05 effort. North Ayrshire’s Jordan Hughes was the top qualifier in the 17/18 Age Group in 1:52.66 while Canada’s Jeremy Bagshaw set the standard in the 19 Yrs / Over in 1:48.70.

Women’s 50m Backstroke
British silver medallist Sarah Vasey of Derventio Excel led the way by more than half a second, touching just 0.04 seconds shy of her PB in 31.47. Canada’s Bronwyn Pasloski (32.07) was second fastest through while Ireland’s Fiona Doyle (32.28).

Men’s 50m Butterfly
Plymouth Leander’s Commonwealth champion Ben Proud showed his class to lead qualifiers in a comfortable 23.92 ahead of teammate and 100m Fly champion Antony James (24.24) and last night’s 100m Fly silver medallist Sam Horrocks (24.67) of City of Manchester.

MC events
S12 Paralympic medallist James Clegg was impressive as he led the way in the MC 50m Freestyle (25.52) then set a British record 59.91 in the 100m Butterfly. S7 swimmer Keira Shepherd was 0.15 off her PB as she led women’s MC 50m Free qualifiers in 32.75 while S9 swimmer Chloe Buck clocked a PB 1:13.68 in the MC 100m Fly.

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