Repton secure two golds in the opening sessions on day twoAugust 6, 2022
Repton won two golds in the heat-declared winner events on the second day at the Speedo National Summer Meet.
It was the clubs first golds of this year’s event, adding to the silver they took yesterday in the Women’s 12/13 Years 400m Individual Medley.
The majority of the early medals came in the second session with the Women’s 1500m Freestyle.
That was where Repton got their second gold of the day when Adea Sollaku came out on top for the Derbyshire based club in the 12/13 Years category.
Sollaku (18:17.44) took the win by six seconds ahead of Rosie Pope who edged a close battle for silver.
Pope finished with 18:23.10 which was just 0.83 quicker than Chloe Barnard who swam well to finish with bronze.
In the 14 Years event it was Warrington’s Payton Chesters who took the top honour.
Her time of 18:13.35 gave her the fastest time by over three seconds.
Emilia Oliver from RTW Monson was second quickest in 18:16.93 with Hackney’s Isla Roberts in third.
The 15 Years title went to Sophie Dawdling of Team Ipswich.
She led the battle of the top two who’s times were comfortably clear of the rest of the pack.
Dawdling’s time of a 18:11.36 earnt her the gold with Cara Tohill from the City of Salford in the silver medal position.
Tohill’s set a 18:15.09 to finish second with City of Leeds’ Sedona Reed winning out the battle for the final step on the podium with a time of 18:28.91.
Tsala Bernholt set a blistering time to become champion in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle 16 Years event.
Bernholt was almost 40 seconds clear of her nearest challenger as her time of a 17:37.94 gave her the title.
Rhianna Foster was the best of the rest setting a strong time of 18:16.71 to win silver for KingstonHull.
There was just 0.06 in the battle for bronze with Lauren Mew (18:24.39) edging out Alexa Mann (18:24.45) to take the final medal place.
St Felix School’s Madelyn Latima-Hicks won the Women’s 18 Years 1500m Freestyle title with a margin of 10 second.
She set the quickest time with an 18:21.52 with Evie Barber from Royal Wolverhampton swimming well to take the silver medal spot.
Barber finished in 18:31.21 as Aimee Quarrie completed the podium for Poole setting an 18:37.68.
Johnson wins Repton’s first gold
It was in the opening session when Repton got on the top step of the podium for the first time at the meeting as Owen Johnson won them gold in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley MC event.
Johnson scored 393 points which was enough to win him the title by a comfortable margin.
He finished 30 points ahead of second placed man Darren Paredes-Flores who won the silver medal for Newham.
Swimming from lane four, Johnson set the quickest time in 2:51.45, 4.5 ahead of Paredes-Flores.
The bronze medal went to the SM9 swimmer Giacomo Fatica from Marlborough who scored 344 points.
Fellone wins opening title of the day
It was in the morning session when the day’s first medals were decided in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley MC event.
City of Salford’s Chiara Fellone was the one who took the crown, setting a time of 3:05.00 to give her a points score of 418.
That was just five points ahead of Ella Williams (Swindon Dolphins) who came away with silver and 15 clear of Tylia Glynn (City of Manchester Aquatics) who was forced to settle for bronze.
Fellone’s time was also the fastest time as she led from the front to claim victory.
The trio of medallists were the only three to break the 400-point barrier as they asserted themselves clear of the rest of the pack.