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Team Trophy triple for England North

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England North were awarded Team Trophy in the 2016 School Games swimming events for the third year running.

They topped the overall results table with 252 points, to finish ahead of England South in second (226.5 points) and England Central (217 points).

In the girl’s MC 200m Individual Medley, English swimmers Megan Richter (England Central) and Abbie Hampshire (England North) took the top two podium positions after an incredibly close race. Orion SC’s Richter (S9) received the gold medal after touching 2:59.85 for 554 BDP.

The boy’s 100m Breaststroke was a battle to the very end, with five swimmers in medal contention down the last 25m. Callum Smart of England East managed to clinch gold at the touch, finishing just three hundredths of a second ahead of his Welsh counterpart. The City of Oxford swimmer claimed the top spot with 1:06.98.

Peters makes it a double in session two

Jacob Peters of England South claimed his second gold medal of the day, securing the top spot in the boy’s 200m Butterfly. The Poole SC swimmer touched 2:08.20, a full three seconds ahead of Robbie Powell of Ireland.

Peters commented on his performances:

I was not expecting such a fast time because it is so early in the season. It’s a great start and I hope to build on it and take it into the rest of the year.

“I went out really fast [this morning] and I was dying towards the end. I need to get fitter and that will come through the season.

In the boy’s 100m Butterfly, England Central’s Benjamin Foulston capitalised on his silver medal in the 100m Backstroke in session one to win gold. The S10 swimmer of Bramcote SC touched in 1:07.37 for 574 BDP to top the podium.

Jane Brown of England North took the top spot in the girl’s 200m IM, a good body length ahead of the rest of the field. The Newcastle Swim Team swimmer touched in 2:23.63 to claim gold.

England South stormed into victory in the Men’s 4x100m Medley relay, with some terrific swims from all members of the quartet. They were well over two seconds ahead of England East who claimed second, and claimed gold with 3:58.65. They were the only team to go below four minutes.

Other English gold medallists

  • Jacob Leach, S8 of England North – MC 200m Individual Medley
  • Lily Snell of England East – 100m Freestyle
  • Luke Turley of England East – 100m Freestyle
  • Matthew George of England Central – 200m Individual Medley
  • Maisie Macartney of England East – 400m Freestyle
  • Jakob Goodman of England South – 400m Freestyle
  • Liam Spence, S14 of England North – MC 100m Freestyle
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