Dominant Wilby impresses at National Winter ChampionshipsDecember 16, 2018
James Wilby continued his dominance of the breaststroke events at the Swim England National Winter Championships with a highly-impressive performance in the 200m heats.
The 25-year-old Loughborough University swimmer clocked 2:06.45 to finish 2.72 seconds ahead of his team-mate Edward Baxter, who was second fastest in a time of 2:09.17
Plymouth Leander’s Adam Chillingworth claimed the third quickest time in 2:09.92, followed by City of Oxford’s T Mackay-Champion (2:11.33) and Hatfield’s Nathan Hughes (2:12.11).
Also qualifying were Bath University’s Thomas Dean (2:13.52), Ealing’s John Britton (2:14.37), City of Oxford’s Connor Bryan (2:14.41), Barnet’s Yaron Gerber (2:14.90) and City of Oxford’s David Murphy (2:15.12).
Matts leads the way in Women’s 200m Breaststroke
In the Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Stockport Metro’s Katie Matts was more than a second ahead of the rest of the field as she qualified quickest.
Matts, 20, finished in 2:21.50, with High Performance Centre Ontario’s Kierra Smith her closest challenger in a time of 2:22.74.
Loughborough University’s Molly Renshaw was third fastest in a time of 2:23.25, followed by Mount Kelly’s Niamh Robinson (2:24.97) and Bath University’s Georgia Coates (2:25.77).
Bournemouth’s Kayla Van Der Merwe (2:26.66), City of Birmingham’s Charlotte Rigg (2:26.99), Loughborough University’s Megan Morrison (2:27.17), City of Leeds’ Rebecca Clynes (2:27.36) and City of Peterborough’s Amelia Monaghan (2:28.30) completed the A Final line-up.