New British best for Cameron at Summer ChampionshipsJuly 25, 2018
A British age group record was broken and a number of personal bests shattered on the opening day of the British Summer Championships in Sheffield.
Cameron Williams, of Dartmoor Darts, set the new British best time of 1:05.06 in the Men’s 13-14 Years 100m Breaststroke heats at Ponds Forge.
And although he was unable to lower the time in the final, 14-year-old Williams claimed the gold medal after clocking 1:05.37 to win by more than a second from Portsmouth’s Oliver Kettle (1:06.48).
Northampton’s Harvey Freeman took the bronze medal in a time of 1:07.16.
#TBT to the Winter Championships 2017 when @__CameronW__ then 13 broke the age group British Record for 100m breaststroke. Today, he did it all over again for the 14yr old age group British Record in 1.05.06!!
Amazing. 🎉👏🏻🏊🏻♂️🇬🇧 @adam_peaty#Britishsummerchamps18pic.twitter.com/eppVEgt7Qo
— Dartmoor Darts (@dartmoordarts) July 24, 2018
Personal bests shattered
There were three personal bests set in the final of the Men’s 15 Years 100m Breaststroke.
The top three of Millfield School’s William Ellington (1:05.65), York City Baths Club’s Jason Robson (1:06.17) and City of Oxford’s Billy Wotton (1:06.33) all lowered their heat times to set new PBs.
In the Men’s 16 Years 100m Breaststroke, William Mitchell set a personal best as he claimed the gold medal in 1:04.40.
He was 0.19 seconds ahead of second-placed Rhodri Williams, of Nofio Clwyd, while West Lothian’s John Kean also set a personal best to take bronze in 1:06.22.
City of Derby’s Gregory Butler lowered his personal best time in the Men’s 17-18 Years 100m Breaststroke.
The 18-year-old finished in 1:01.23 to take the gold medal with Archie Goodburn, of Warranter Baths, second in 1:02.13 and Lewis Fraser, of Swansea Aquatics, third in 1:03.54.
Craig Benson also broke his best time on his way to gold in the Men’s 19 Years/Over 100m Breaststroke.
The University of Stirling swimmer clocked 59.50 to touch ahead of City of Oxford’s David Murphy (1:01.03) and Bath’s Charlie Atwood (1:01.62).
Golden swim from Tyriese
A Good start to the 2018 British Summer Nationals. pic.twitter.com/9OMQVXKtSh
— City Of Liverpool SC (@COLSC2013) July 24, 2018
Tyriese Smith, City of Liverpool, smashed his personal best in the Men’s 13-14 Years 400m Freestyle by an impressive nine seconds as he triumphed in 4:09.85.
Derventio’s Jacob Whittle was second in 4:10.40, with Hatfield’s Michael Klimaszewski winning the bronze medal in a time of 4:13.65.
Northampton’s Edward Mildred clocked a new personal best of 4:03.62 as he won gold in the Men’s 15 Years 400m Freestyle ahead of Lewis Binning (4:07.23) and Niall Coulthard (4:07.42).
And in the Men’s 16 Years 400m Freestyle, City of Leicester’s William Bell also lowered his best time to win gold in 3:55.93.
The silver medal went to Ellesmere College’s Charlie Hutchinson (3:59.44), with City of Cardiff’s Ioan Evans third in 4:00.65.
In the Women’s 400m Individual Medley finals, a number of personal best times were recorded.
City of Glasgow’s Katie Shannon was one of those as she won the 13-14 Years race in 4:50.69, ahead of Nova Centurion’s Freya Colbert (4:56.66) and City of Sheffield’s Abigail Miles (4:59.88).
The top two in the 15 Years final also set their new personal best times.
Newcastle’s Madelaine Hardingham won gold in a time of 4:53.02, while Erin Davies took the silver medal in 4:54.64. Northampton’s Betsy Wizard was third in 4:56.12.
Amelia Monaghan, City of Peterborough, clocked a personal best of 4:51.16 in the Women’s 16 Years final, ahead of City of Leeds’ Rebecca Clynes (4:51.44) and Leicester Sharks’ Michaella Glenister (4:57.44).
Plymouth Leander’s Laura Stephens also lowered her best time in the 19 Years/Over final, taking gold in 4:48.77.
Orla Adams, Aberdeen, was second in 4:51.71 and City of Sheffield’s Melanie Hall third in 4:54.57.
Elizabeth breaks two-minute barrier
So proud of this lady 1.59 and National Champion 200 Free 2018 pic.twitter.com/4L7GIeW70f
— Stockport Metro (@StockportMetro) July 24, 2018
In the Women’s 17-18 Years 200m Freestyle, Stockport Metro’s Elizabeth Harris finished under two mins for the first time as she took gold in 1:59.95.
Silver went to Wycombe District’s Jemima Hall (2:02.12), while Thanet Swim’s Maisie Macartney was third in 2:02.42.
Derventio’s Mia Slevin knocked almost a second of her previous best as she claimed the gold medal in the 15 Years 200m Freestyle in 2:02.59.
Northampton’s Betsy Wizard was more than a second behind in 2:03.61, while Newcastle’s Lola Davison won the bronze in a time of 2:03.85.
To see all the result from day one of the British Summer Championships, click here.