Taverner and Murphy set Age Group records in Sheffield

Oliver Taverner and David Murphy landed 50m Breaststroke golds with British age group records on day two of the 2016 British Summer Championships

Having claimed the 100m Breast title on the opening night in Sheffield, Mount Kelly swimmer Taverner added the 50m crown in impressive style.

The 15-year old clocked a PB 29.39 in the final, finishing more than a second clear of Ellesmere College Titans’ Adam Metcalf (30.67) in silver.

The teenager’s time saw him sneak under Charlie Attwood’s British age group record of 29.46 from three years ago.

Taverner also landed the 50m and 100m Breaststroke double at last year’s event, as well as silver in the 200m Breast.

Murphy completed his 50m and 100m Breaststroke double in the 17/18 Yrs age group.

The City of Oxford swimmer won 100m Breast bronze on his European Junior debut in Hungary earlier this season as well as finishing fifth in the 50m Breast.

And the 17-year old has continued his form in Sheffield, lowering his own British age group record to 28.32 to claim 50m gold.

Smart and Attwood complete golden doubles

Yesterday’s 100m Breaststroke winners also added the 50m Breast title in the 16 Yrs and senior age groups.

Murphy’s Oxford teammate Callum Smart took the touch in the 16 Yrs age group, clocking a PB 29.70 in the heats before a 29.78 effort in the final.

Bath University swimmer Attwood finished on top in the senior age group, taking his PB down to 28.00.

The 13/14 Yrs age group was the only 50m Breaststroke final to produce a new champion as RTW Monson’s Thomas Leman took the touch.

Having won silver in yesterday’s 100m Breast, the 14-year old upgraded to gold over half the distance with a PB 31.87 in the final.

  • Click here to view results from the 2016 British Summer Championships in Sheffield.