Elliot Clogg wins fourth junior gold on final day in SheffieldApril 23, 2017
Elliot Clogg brought the curtain down on a successful meet with Junior 200m Freestyle gold on the final day of the 2017 British Swimming Championships.
The 17-year old City of Sheffield swimmer has been one of the star performers in the junior events at Ponds Forge, winning three golds (50m Free, 100m Free, 100m Back) and a silver (50m Back) over the opening five days.
And he set a PB to collect his fourth junior crown in the 200m Free, breaking 1:50 for the first time to take the touch in 1:49.37.
Hatfield’s Luke Turley was second home in a PB 1:50.50 while Stockport Metro’s Harrison Coulter was third in a PB 1:51.08.
Clogg’s teammate Cameron Brooks-Clark bagged his second junior title of the meet as he won the 50m Butterfly crown.
Having also won junior gold for 100m Fly, the 18-year old clocked 24.77 for the win. Southport’s Lewis Burras set a PB 24.82 for a narrow second while Millfield’s Max McCusker completed an all-English podium with a 24.97 PB for bronze.
Poole’s Jacob Peters was also on form in the 50m Fly, finishing eighth in the senior final. He became the second fastest 16-year old British swimmer in history with his PB heat swim of 24.76 before beating 25 seconds again in the final with a 24.91 effort.
Brodie Williams was the other English junior gold medallist on the final day in Sheffield.
The Millfield swimmer came through in 2:01.78 to finish ahead of Wycombe District’s James McFadzen (2:02.82).
Hutchison and Evans lower British age group records
Meanwhile, Charlie Hutchison lowered his British 14 Yrs age group record from the heats to clinch bronze.
The Ellesmere College Titans swimmer had set a two-second age group record with his 2:04.59 effort, beating Luke Greenbank’s 2:06.64 from 2012.
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But the 14-year old had saved plenty in the tank for the final, lowering the marker further to 2:03.77.
While there were no English junior gold medallists in the girls’ events, Angharad Evans lowered her 100m Breaststroke British age group record from the heats.
The West Suffolk swimmer became the first British 13-year old to swim a 1:10 over 100m Breast in the heats, qualifying third fastest for the junior final in 1:10.89.
And she rose her game again in the final, tying for silver with RTW Monson’s Annabel Guye-Johnson in 1:10.13 as Scotland’s Katie Robertson won in 1:09.69.
In the girls’ 100m Butterfly, Guildford’s Alicia Wilson took her PB down to 1:01.00 for silver while City of Leeds’ Ciara Schlosshan took bronze in 1:01.44.
Junior swimmer Emily Large of Newcastle also impressed to reach the senior final. The 16-year old finished fourth in a PB 59.54.
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