British mixed medley relay win bronze in Netanya

Great Britain’s mixed medley relay quartet won bronze on day four of the European Junior Swimming Championships 2017.

The quartet of Lily Boseley, Oliver Crosby, Ciara Schlosshan and Scott Mclay stopped the clock on 3:54.24 to win a fifth medal in three days for the British team.

City of Sheffield’s Boseley set the quartet on their way with a 1:02.63 backstroke leg before Stockport Metro’s Crosby swam a 1:02.21 breaststroke leg.

City of Leeds’ Schlosshan, who started the medal run for GB with 200m Fly silver on day two in Netanya, kept the Brits in touch with a 1:00.01 fly leg before Scotland’s Mclay stormed home in a 49.39 split.

It was a busy evening for Schlosshan, who also finished fifth in the 100m Butterfly final.

Having set a British age group record in yesterday’s semis, the 15-year old clocked 1:00.01 while Deepings SC swimmer Isabel Spinley was eighth in 1:01.06.

Jahrel Murphy breaks English age group record

Ealing’s Jahrel Murphy was the only other English swimmer in finals action on day four.

The 17-year old clocked an English age group record in the semis, progressing sixth fastest for the final in 25.82.

Murphy dropped one place in the final, finishing seventh overall in 26.10, with Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov winning less than a second ahead in 25.15.

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