Junior Fenland League Round 2

By Rachel Kerridge

17th June 2009

It was a worthwhile trip to Boston, Lincolnshire for City of Cambridge Swimming Club as they won the 3rd round draw of the Junior Fenland swimming league.

Showing great determination, Tom Harrington took the top spot in all four 50m races for the 10 and under boys. In the same age category for the girls, Rebecca Burton set new personal best times, taking 1st place in both the 50m back and 50m freestyle. Amy Zhang swam the 25m Butterfly race reducing her time by 2 seconds to also finish 1st. Millie Emmans rounded up the 10 years and under races with a 2nd in the 50m breaststroke.
In the 9 years and under Edward Bullock gained two 3rd places and one 4th. Sarah Brunton fared better for the girls taking the top spot in the freestyle and coming second in the breast and backstroke races.
In the 11 years and under Rebecca Burton and Katie Little, both swimming up an age group, came 2nd in the breaststroke and 1st in the butterfly respectively. Harry Robinson and Alistair Minshall swam across the age groups with Harry taking 1st in the 11 and under butterfly and backstroke races, and 2nd in the 12 and under freestyle. Alistair took 2nd in the 13 and under breaststroke, 3rd in the 11 and under freestyle and 4th in the 12 and under breaststroke.

Felix Kerridge-Kelly (12) took 3 seconds off his personal best time for the 100m I.M. gaining 2nd place for the club. Felix also finished 2nd in the 50m butterfly, as did Bartu Atamert (12) in the 50m backstroke.

In the 13-year age group Chris Way got personal bests in the backstroke and butterfly, Lili Roney (13) also lowered her times in the freestyle and butterfly. With solid performances from Claire Shawcross, Adil Patil, Eve Williams and Daisy Bevis the team eased toward victory.

In the final individual race of the evening, Sarah Pedder (13) took another 1st place in the 100m I.M. The cannon relay ended the competition, with Cambridge finishing three seconds ahead of 2nd place Peterborough.

Final gala points Cambridge 152 Peterborough 146 Gratham 123 Boston b 110 Mildenhall 105.
This puts Cambridge at the top of the league after two rounds.


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