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New British best for Cameron at Summer Championships

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.

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

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

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.

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