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Cheshire win 2009 Masters and Senior Inter County Competition by close margin

23 Nov 2009

Cheshire have won this year’s Masters and Senior Inter County Competition by a very close margin of just 4.5 points. Warwickshire, who have won the title for the last two years, were narrowly beaten into second place with Middlesex claiming third.

This year’s competition took place on Sunday 15th November across five regional meets held in Blackpool (North East and West regions), Enfield (South East region), Bristol (South West region), Newmarket (Newmarket) and Stafford (Midlands, East and West regions). The results from each of the regional meets were consolidated into national results.

Race victories for the Cheshire team came from Judy Brown in the Women’s 45 years+ 50m Backstroke and Neville Barton in the Men’s 55 years+ 50m Freestyle.

Neil McKinnon and Helen Sadler had a successful meet, both notching up two race wins. McKinnon triumphed in the Men’s 65 years+ 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly while Sadler won the Women’s 35 years+ 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.

The star of the meet for Cheshire had to be Rachel Barton who secured three victories in the Women’s 55 years+ age group when winning the 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.

It was the relay results that really made the difference for Cheshire as they took eight of the relay races on offer. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams took victory in the 4x50m Medley relays in both the 160 years+ and 200 years+ age groups to provide four of their team’s wins.

The Cheshire team also enjoyed success in the 4x50m Freestyle relays when taking the Mixed 240 years+, Women’s 200 years+, Men’s 100 years+ and Senior Men’s races.

For full results click here.


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