City of Sheffield take three junior golds on penultimate nightApril 23, 2017
City of Sheffield dominated the penultimate night of junior finals with three golds at the British Swimming Championships 2017.
Lily Boseley, Elliot Clogg and Amy Bell all finished first in their respective finals at their home pool of Ponds Forge.
The club had also enjoyed success in the senior events with Max Litchfield victorious in the 200m IM.
Boseley kicked off the evening with a PB 29.16 in the first final of the night, touching ahead of Millfield’s Emma Harvey (PB 29.37) and Team Ipswich swimmer Rebecca Sherwin (PB 29.48) in the 50m Backstroke.
Clogg was also on PB form as he took the touch in the Junior 50m Freestyle, taking his lifetime best down to 23.18.
While Clogg took the junior title, 17-year old Lewis Burras also impressed in the senior final, finishing fourth despite qualifying in eighth for the final.
Commonwealth champion Ben Proud set a British record to win gold, but Burras took his PB down to 22.70 in the final, missing out on bronze by just 0.17 seconds.
Bell’s gold came in the final event of the night as she took the touch in the Junior 200m Individual Medley.
After a PB 2:17.33 to qualify fastest from the heats, the 16-year old went nearly two seconds faster in the evening session, winning in 2:15.49.
Guildford City’s Alicia Wilson brought her PB down to 2:16.01 for silver while Newcastle’s Emily Large set a PB 2:16.30 for bronze.
Tom Dean scoops junior gold in 200m Individual Medley
Maidenhead’s Tom Dean won the boys’ junior 200m Individual Medley final, also sailing to a new lifetime best.
Dean was the only junior swimmer to break 2:03 on the day, winning in a PB 2:02.59 ahead of Wycombe’s James McFadzen (PB 2:03.55) and Millfield swimmer Brodie Williams (PB 2:03.82).
There was also a British age group record for Ellesmere College Titans’ Charlie Hutchison as the 14-year old finished seventh in 2:07.52.
While Scotland’s Nikki Miller clocked 4:17.68 to touch first in the junior 400m Freestyle final, 14-year old City of Leicester swimmer Michaella Glenister was an impressive silver medallist in a PB 4:18.55.
City of Leeds’ Leah Crisp completed the podium, just 0.05 second behind Glenister in 4:18.60.
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