The action in Sheffield during Day 3 of the British Summer Nationals did not disappoint. There was a rush of records broken and some very exciting match-ups.
British World Juniors team member Georgia Coates (City of Leeds) continued her excellent form at the meet, adding a gold in the 100m Freestyle in 56.69 and silver in 200m Breaststroke. That makes now three individual titles, and four overall medals, for her in the girls’ 16-year olds age division.
Charlie Hutchison of Ellesmere College set a pair of records to go with one event victory on the evening. He finished 2nd in the 13/14yrs 200m Butterfly, setting a new 13yrs British Age-Group record of 2.08.05. He then powered home in the 200m IM to take Gold and set another 13yrs British Age-Group record in 2.11.64. He was pushed all the way by 14-year old Sam Dailley (Plymouth Leander) who added a Gold, Silver and Bronze to his medal collection today.
One of the closest races of the night was the 15yrs Women’s 100m Freestyle with the top 6 swimmers all swimming a 57-point. The eventual winner thanks to a great finish, was Team Ipswich’s Rebecca Sherwin.
James McFadzen (Wycombe District) had a pleasing night, collecting plenty of silverware with a Gold in the Boys 16yrs 200m IM in 2.09.10 and another in the Boys 50m Backstroke posting a 27.24.
Not long into the evening and the 100m MC Freestyle for Men saw not one but three British Records fall. Joseph Craig (City of Sunderland) who had broken the S8 record in the morning heats, posted a new personal best and lowered the record to 59.19. In the same final Matthew Wylie (also of City of Sunderland) set a new S9 record and Stephen Clegg (Tranent) broke the S13 record. In the Women’s 100m MC Freestyle Hannah Russell set a new S12 record in a time of 59.26.
The evening finals session finished with some very exciting relays. Millfield were victorious in the 14 – 16yrs 800m Freestyle Relay and City of Sheffield took out the 17yrs & Over age group.