Calum Jarvis completes golden hat-trick on day fourDecember 18, 2016
Bath University’s Calum Jarvis added a third individual gold medal to his tally on the final day of the ASA National Winter Meet 2016.
Having already won gold over 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle, the Welsh swimmer added a third title in the 200m Free.
The final was anyone’s race up until the last 25m, but Jarvis had a little more left in the tank. He touched in 1:44.96 to take the victory.
Jarvis said: “I knew it was going to be very close before diving in. Luckily I had enough left to get me to the end. I had the expectation to come here and do well, but to take four gold medals is great.”
Double gold medallist Max Litchfield was second to the wall. The Sheffield swimmer, who had already won the 200m and 400m IM double at Ponds Forge, touched in 1:45.16. Bath’s Jay Lelliott was just a fingertip behind, touching in 1:45.19 for bronze.
Faulkner finishes first in 200m Freestyle final
City of Sheffield’s Ellie Faulkner took gold in the Women’s 200m Freestyle in front of her home crowd. She swam a new PB time of 1:55.63 to take victory.
Faulkner said: “I’m shocked to be honest, I’ve not had a PB on 200 Free in a while. This whole week has been a bit of a shock to be honest, but I put the training in and it’s obviously paid off.”
Second place went to Jessica Jackson of Plymouth Leander, her second silver of the meet in 1:56.08. The final medal position was taken by Edinburgh Uni’s Kathryn Greenslade (1:56.35).
Rudin takes 400 IM gold with new PB
Rosie Rudin secured a gold medal in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley with a new personal best time.
Having qualified fastest for the final, the City of Sheffield swimmer continued her form from the heats and took the win in a time of 4:33.91.
Rudin commented: “I’m really happy with the gold medal. I’ve not had a PB in a while in the IM, so it’s nice to finally be back where I should be.
“It’s really nice to compete in Sheffield. We have good facilities here and with the team behind you, if you’re having a bad day, they just pick you right back up. ”
Second place went to her team mate Amber Keegan in 4:35.89 and bronze to Candice Hall of Loughborough Uni for her time of 4:38.61.
Double bubble for Bath in Women’s 200m Back
Bath University swimmers took a one-two in the Women’s 200m Backstroke final. Winter Meet 100m Back champion Lizzie Simmonds was first to the wall, touching in 2:04.61.
Second to touch was team mate Jess Fullalove, just outside her personal best time in 2:05.20.
Ealing’s Ekaterina Avramova took the final spot on the podium in 2:06.96.
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