Anderson and Large set British Junior records in TorontoDecember 17, 2016
Freya Anderson and Emily Large underlined their potential with British Junior records on the opening day of the Ontario Junior International 2016 in Toronto.
Both swimmers lowered the national 15 Yrs and Under short course markers in both heats and final on the way to silver and bronze medals respectively.
Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Anderson kicked off the British medal charge with 200m Freestyle silver in the first event of the evening session.
The 15-year old had qualified second fastest from the heats, knocking nearly five seconds off her personal best and more than two seconds off the British Junior record with a 1:56.53 effort.
Anderson went faster again in the final, stopping the clock on 1:55.44. Only Canada’s Rebecca Smith could go faster than Anderson in Toronto, taking gold in 1:52.99.
Emily Large downs record in 400m IM
Large’s record came in the 400m Individual Medley as she took down Abbie Wood’s two-year old marker of 4:38.56.
The Newcastle Swim Team swimmer set a new record to qualify third fastest from the heats in 4:37.76.
The 15-year old went faster again in the evening final, clocking 4:37.65 for bronze behind Canadian pair Mary-Sophie Harvey (4:26.42) and Sarah Darcel (4:29.20).
It was a successful first night for the rest of the young English swimmers in Canada as Elliot Clogg, Imogen Clark, David Murphy and Joe Litchfield all topped the podium.