City of Cambridge Top of the Junior Fenland League.

By Rachel Kerridge

15th October 2009

City Of Cambridge Swimming club continued their successful streak in the fifth and final round of the Junior Fenland League. Cambridge, swimming at their home pool, fielded a strong team to win by 11 gala points.

At the top end of the age group Liam Doonan finished over two seconds ahead of the field in the 13 and under 50m breastroke. Sam and Sarah Peddar added to the points tally with a 1st and 2nd place in the 13 and under 100m individual medley. Sam also took first in the 13 and under 50m freestyle in a blistering 32.99 seconds. Amy Bevis came 1st in the girls 50m freestyle and 3rd in the 50m breaststroke, whilst sister Daisy took 2nd in the 50m backstroke. Bartu Atamert gained top place in the 50m backstroke and set a superb personal best time in of 36.66 to finish 1st in the 50m butterfly. Finishing off the 13years races Laura Warwick took second in the 50m butterfly.

Representing the club in the 12 and under age group, Felix Kerridge-Kelly, and Ryanne Bailey took on the 50m butterfly 100m Individual medley races, Felix touching in 1st and 2nd and Ryanne in 4th and 3rd. Ryanne also took fourth in the 50m backstroke whilst for the boys Robert Sewell swimming up an age group, took 2nd. Adil Patil and Eve Williams finished off the 12 and under category with 4th places for both in the 50m breastroke and 2nd and 4th in the50m freestyle

Eleven-year-old Maria Wray was on flying form finishing ahead of the pack the 50m, freestyle, backstroke and a 4th place in the 50m breastroke. Joshua Conclaves took 1st in the 50m freestyle and 3rd in the butterfly with Robert Sewell taking on his second 50m backstroke of the night finished 1st.

Brothers Eddie (9years) and George (10 years) Laing swam superbly taking 5 first places between them. Sarah Brunton had a busy evening, taking top points in the 9years 50m breastroke and backstroke, and swimming up an age group to take 2nd in the 50m freestyle, and 50m backstroke. Emily Yull rounded the nine-year events off with 2nd place in the 50m freestyle. Tom Harrington and Lauren Crawford both managed a 2nd place in the 10years 50m breastroke, Lauren swam the 25m butterfly finishing in 1st place, and also swam up an age group to take 4th in the 11 and under 50m butterfly Harrison Peak tackled the 25m butterfly for the boys, where he finished 5th, but fared better in the 50m freestyle taking 2nd place.

In the final event of the evening the team put on a fantastic performance in the squadron relay finishing in 2nd place. Cambridge are now top seeds going into the Final at Peterborough regional pool in October.

Final Gala Points: Cambridge 171, Boston A 160, West Norfolk A 116, Mildenhall 99, Wisbech 94.


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