Luke Greenbank, Abbie Wood and Jay Lelliott break records at BUCS NationalsFebruary 17, 2020
Luke Greenbank, Abbie Wood and Jay Lelliott all broke records on their way to winning gold at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Long Course Championships.
World Championships bronze medallist Greenbank broke his own 200m Backstroke record twice in the same day, improving his heat swim by a second to defend his title in 1:58.46.
World Junior Championships representative Charlie Brown, of Sheffield Hallam University, claimed the silver medal at Ponds Forge.
Greenbank has been a dominant force in BUCS swimming and he also won gold in the 100m Backstroke, finishing strongly to hold off Stirling University’s Martyn Walton.
Abbie Wood took home a hat-trick of gold medals to headline an impressive weekend of competition for Loughborough.
The Commonwealth Games finalist smashed her personal best to win the 200m Freestyle title in a new BUCS record of 1:59.66.
Wood also won gold in the 200m and 400m Individual Medley.
After dominating at the Swim England National Winter Championships in December, Jay Lelliott continued his strong form at his home pool.
The Sheffield Hallam swimmer broke a 12-year-old BUCS record to win the 800m Freestyle in 8:01.97, before adding a gold medal in the 400m Freestyle and a silver in the 200m Butterfly.
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Swim England Performance Squad member Jacob Greenow impressed as he won three medals.
The University of Bath swimmer had a strong start to the competition as he won silver in the 400m Individual Medley, just over a second behind multiple Olympic medallist Duncan Scott, of University of Stirling.
Greenow then doubled up in the final session, breaking his personal best to secure bronze in the 200m Butterfly, before completing his medal haul with another bronze in the 200m Individual Medley.
He was eclipsed in that final race by fellow Performance Squad swimmer James McFadzen, who won silver for Loughborough University in 2:02.26.
McFadzen also clocked a career best of 2:19.06 to finish seventh in the 200m Breaststroke final.
Emily Barclay won silver in the 50m Freestyle and narrowly missed out on a podium place in the 50m Butterfly.
Meanwhile, Maisie Macartney was fifth in the 1500m Freestyle.