Katie Matts lowers PB for third gold at Ponds ForgeJuly 29, 2017
Stockport Metro swimmer Katie Matts landed her third senior title of the 2017 British Summer Championships with victory in the 200m Individual Medley.
The 18-year old had already scooped the 400m IM and 200m Breast titles in Sheffield, setting a PB in the former.
And Matts was on lifetime best form again in the 200m IM as she beat 2:14 for the first time to win gold in 2:13.24.
— Katie Matts (@katiematts98) July 29, 2017
Rio 2016 Olympian Georgia Coates was in a class of her own again in the 17/18 Yrs event as she sealed her fourth gold of the meet.
The 18-year old was more than two seconds clear of the field as she came home in 2:14.44 to add to victories in the 100m Free, 200m Free and 200m Breast.
The 16 Yrs final saw Millfield’s Sophia Wilson complete an individual medley double.
Having won 200m IM silvers at the past two British Summer Champs, Wilson took her PB down to 2:18.24 to add to her victory in the 400m IM on the opening night in Sheffield.
Amelia Monaghan took the touch in the 15 Yrs events, holding on by 0.07 seconds at the wall after a thrilling final.
The City of Peterborough swimmer, who won bronze over 200m Breast, took her PB down to 2:21.92 to finish ahead of Aberdeen’s Gaia Alcaras (2:21.99) and Wycombe’s Eleanor Cowan (2:22.03) in a blanket finish.
Newcastle Swim Team’s Madelaine Hardingham was the first English swimmer home in the youngest age group, winning her third silver of the competition in 2:21.96.
Sheffield win third senior relay title
City of Sheffield won their third 17/Over relay title with gold in the girls’ 4x100m Freestyle.
Kate Clifton, Darcy Deakin and Maya Westlake swam the opening three legs before senior individual champion Ellie Faulkner anchored the quartet home in 3:44.46, edging ahead of teams from Loughborough University (3:44.60) and Plymouth Leander (3:44.82).
Mount Kelly lifted the girls’ 14/16 Yrs 4x100m Freestyle Relay crown with the same quartet who won bronze in the 4x200m Free.
Kaylee Dekker, who won the individual 15 Yrs 100m Free crown, put Mount Kelly in charge with a 58.17 opening split before legs from Athena Clayson, Molly Francis and Georgina Dennis.
Plymouth Leander and Loughborough University won gold in the men’s events.
Plymouth’s quartet of Adam Davies, Ethan Rayment, Joseph Thompson and Reid Jones stopped the clock on 3:34.18 to win the 14/16 Yrs crown.
Meanwhile, Loughborough’s team of Alex Wray, Brian O’Sullivan, James Oxborrow and Samuel Irvine won the 17/Over title in 3:20.77.
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