second weekend of county championships 2007

By Mrs Jeanne Barker

30th March 2007

Richard Jefferies confirmed his position as City of Cambridge Swimming clubs brightest star in the final group of Cambridgeshire Championships held over two days at Peterborough and Parkside. The 11 year old smashed two more County records reducing the 1500m freestyle time by a massive 30 seconds recording 18;12.71 and in the 400m freestyle he took gold in 4; 41.22 thirteen seconds inside the five year old record. He also won the 200m breaststroke (3; 09.95) and gained silver at 50m butterfly and breaststroke. He was awarded the trophy for the top 11 year old swimmer. Not to be beaten his sister Nicola was awarded the top age group swimmer title. In the final swims of the championships she won the 9 years 200m backstroke (3; 13.18) and took two silvers. Luke Westwood 16 years continued to shine for City. He took three gold’s on his favourite breaststroke clocking 30.55 for 50m, 1;12.21 for 100m and 2;37.46 for 200m and on freestyle he won the 400m freestyle (4; 28.29) and the 1500m in 18;01.27. Georgina Roughsedge collected 8 medals. She reduced her100m freestyle time by 4 seconds to become the 13 year old champion in 1;05.61 and also won the 50m freestyle 29.56 and 200m butterfly 3;00.38. Andrew Thompson 14 years also gained a hat trick of titles putting up a personal best time to win the 200m breaststroke (2;48.68), and 50m breaststroke 34.95 and 400m individual medley 5;20.35 some 6 seconds faster than ever before. Another Cambridge 14 year old Srraya Sassani won gold in all her three swims, clocking 29.00 for 50mfreestyle 1;03.10 for 100m freestyle and2;34.26 for 200m butterfly. She led her age group throughout the championship and was awarded best age group trophy.
Catherine Mumford 15 years won two titles both for backstroke. She took the50m in 33.88 and the 100m 1; 14.06. Another double winner, Douglas Gordon won both the400m (4; 18.88) and the 1500mfreestyle (16; 46.61) at over 17 years level. Tim Riviere 14 years took goldat400m freestyle adding to his points total and giving another age group best swimmer award to the City team and James Rumbelow was their fifth points award winner taking the 17 year and over trophy.
Bartu Atamert 9years won 50m breaststroke title (41.07) and Jack Bartlett the 50m butterfly, taking seven seconds off his person best recording 33.05 and also 11 years, Jason Gambie was well clear at the breaststroke 50m (41.07). Four times a medallist 12 year old Alice Death took gold at 50m freestyle 31.73 and in the same age section Charlotte Begg won the 100m freestyle (107.94). The 13 years 50m backstroke went to Bryony Rousel and Andrew Wilkinson also 13 years won the 1500m freestyle gold reducing his time by 60 seconds to18;54.57. His brother Mathew 16 years won the 400m freestyle title in 5; 14.21. Harriet Thorpe 15 years took gold at 50m freestyle (29.36) and Mathew Webb won the 100m butterfly over 17 years group.
Other City of Cambridge medal winners were:-
Silver 11 years
Elizabeth Winter 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke.
Jack Bartlett 400m freestyle
12 years
Alice Death 100mfreestyle
Hugh Thompson 50m butterfly
13 years
Zoe Othieno 50 freestyle
Bryony Rousel 100m and 200m backstroke.
Georgina Roughsedge 50m backstroke 200m individual medley and 500m freestyle
14 years
Andrew Thompson 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke.
Isabella Thomson 50m freestyle
15 years
Harriet Thorpe 100m freestyle
16 years
Mathew Wilkinson 400m freestyle
17 years and over
James Rumbelow 400m freestyle
Cat Dobson 50m backstroke
10 years
Georgia Crawford 200m backstroke
11 years
Jason Gambie 200m breaststroke
Amelia Rose 50m and 100m backstroke.
12 years
Charlotte Begg 50m freestyle
Alice Death 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley.
Hugh Thomson 50m breaststroke
13 years
Andrew Wilkinson 400m freestyle
Georgina Roughsedge 100m and 200m backstroke.
Josh Pedder 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Zoe Othieno 50m backstroke
14 years
IsabellaThomson 50m backstroke 200m individual medley.
Joeseph Moyes 50m butterfly
Andrew Thompson 100m butterfly
15 years
CatherineMumford 50m freestyle
Adam Scott 50m and 100m butterfly

17 years and over
James Rumbelow 50m butterfly 1500m freestyle.

Hosting the County inter club relay championships at Parkside pool, City won 11 of the 24 events but were not strong enough to beat Peterborough who finished 30 points ahead of the field. St Ives were bronze medallists.
11/12 years team were outstanding with Richard Jefferies, Jason Gambie, Jack Robbins, Jack Bartlett and Hugh Thompson in the water they won both their medley and freestyle events. The 13/14 year boys were also supreme Andrew Thompson, Tim Riviere, Joseph Moyes, Sam Love and Josh Pedder finishing well clear in both their races. The boys 15/16 were also invincible Mathew Wilkinson, Luke Westwood, Alexi Solomou and Adam Oakman winning the medley and Oakman, Wilkinson, Adam Scott, and Harry Douglas the freestyle. For the ladies the 13/14 year olds were also gold medallists in both their events. Soraya Sassani, Zoe Othieno, Georgina Roughsedge, Isabella Thompson and Bryony Rousel were six seconds ahead. Charlotte Haines, Rachel Loudain, Krissie Taylor and Soraya Sassani won both the under19 years events and Cat Dobson, Emma Anderson, Kate Hedley and Krissie Taylor took both the open events.

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