Jarvis Parkinson lowers 200m IM age group record in Sheffield

Jarvis Parkinson broke his own English age group record as he won 200m IM gold on the penultimate day of the British Summer Champs 2017.

The London Aquatics swimmer ducked under two minutes for the first time in Sheffield, taking the touch in the senior final in 1:59.71.

Parkinson trailed Cardiff’s Xavier Mohammed by more than a second at the 150m turn, but kicked home strongly in the freestyle leg to win by 0.1 seconds.

The time ducked under the 18-year old’s previous English age group record of 2:00.16, set to finish fifth at the British Championships in April.

It also meets the English nomination time for next year’s Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Joel Thompson collects fifth gold of Summer Champs

Shiverers swimmer Joel Thompson topped the podium for the fifth time in the 16 Yrs age group, claiming the 200m IM title with a PB.

Thompson was more than two seconds clear of the field as he touched in 2:06.33.

There were also English champions in the 13/14 and 17/18 Yrs age groups of the 200m IM.

York City’s 100m Breast silver medallist Jason Robson went one better in the youngest age group, clocking a lifetime best 2:13.18 for gold.

Taunton Deane’s Jacob Greenow continued his excellent meet in the 17/18 Yrs age group, winning his second gold of the meet.

The 18-year old took his PB down to 2:04.07 with European Junior bronze medallist James McFadzen (Wycombe District) just behind in 2:04.49.

City of Birmingham’s Jacob Davies was the first English swimmer home in the 15 Yrs age group, winning his fifth individual medal of the meet with silver in a PB 2:12.51.

Faulkner and Crisp land 400m Freestyle golds

Ellie Faulkner and Leah Crisp returned to the top of the podium with victories in the 400m Freestyle.

Double Olympian Faulkner (City of Sheffield) added to her senior titles in the 100m Free, 200m Free and 4x200m Free with the third fastest 400m Free time of her career.

The 24-year old clocked 4:08.22 after cruising through the heats in 4:17.22.

City of Leeds’ Commonwealth Youth Games champion Leah Crisp won the 16 Yrs crown with a time of 4:19.42.

Crisp had already topped the podium in the 800m Free and 14/16 Yrs 4x200m Free Relay.

Sheffield had a second gold medallist in the 400m Free as Alice Thickett clocked a PB 4:25.49 to win the 15 Yrs final.

Meanwhile, Leeds’ Tia Ward (4:24.09) and Birmingham’s Isobel Griffiths (4:16.99) were the fastest English swimmers home as they took silvers in the 13/14 and 17/18 Yrs age groups respectively.

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