Mew Jensen and Papworth cruise to 3m Synchro title in Plymouth

Scarlett Mew Jensen and Maria Papworth cruised to the 14-18 Yrs 3m Synchro title on the opening day of the British Elite Junior Championships 2017 in Plymouth.

The Dive London pair have been picking up plenty of experience this season. They finished third at the season-opening National Cup, then claiming the gold as part of the British team at the 7 Nations Trophy in France last month.

And they had few problems upgrading from their Junior Elites silver 12 months ago, scoring 246.93 to take the title on the south coast.

Southend’s Amie Hudson and Marney Easen were next best on 214.59 for silver ahead of London’s Grace May and Lexie Howard (214.44).

The girls’ platform synchro title went to City of Leeds as Phoebe Banks and Ruby Bower scored 267.81 to take the title ahead of Southampton’s Tanya Watson and Lucy Hawkins (248.46).

Harding and Hallam land 3m Synchro title for Leeds

Leeds also claimed the boys’ 14-18 Yrs 3m Synchro title on the opening day as Anthony Harding and William Hallam won gold.

Like Mew Jensen and Papworth, the pair picked up experience with three medals each at the 7 Nations Trophy 2017.

And they put in five consistent dives to score 273.99 in Plymouth, finishing more than 50 points clear of two pairs from Southampton Diving Academy.

Southampton reached the podium twice in all three boys’ synchro events, winning gold in the 9-13 Yrs 3m Synchro through Robbie Lee and Milo French.

The youngsters scored 219.48 to take the title from Plymouth’s Euan McCabe and Alfie Westerman (209.64).

Lee and French (237.00) also took silver in the boys’ Platform Synchro while Southampton’s Brandon Foster teamed up with Sheffield’s Owen Harrison to claim gold on 242.19.