Junior Fenland League - CoCSC stacks up 29 personal bests

17th February 2003

Our swimmers clocked up 29 personal bests and 33 top three places to finish a creditable second in the latest round of the Junior Fenland League.

The squad, aged between eight and 13, battled it out with close rival and host club Peterborough, alongside teams from Chatteris, Downham and Deepings.

Nine swimmers combined PBs with event wins, with seven of those beating the cut-off times in their events. Douglas Gordon took first in the 13/u 50m backstroke with 38.27; in the same age group for 50m breastroke, James Pugh won with 41.36; Sean Collier swam in the 10 50m backstroke and finished first with 41.44; Jessica Hill came top in the same event for girls with 43.77; Helen Struthers won the 50m freestyle for 11/u with 36.4; in the same event for 10 year old girls, Zoe Othieno was first with 38.18; and Andy Thompson claimed first in the boys 11/u 50m breastroke with 46.1.

There was another first and personal best for nine-year-old Sean Collier in the 11/u 50m butterfly with 44.1; Alexi Solomou won the 12/u 100m individual medley with a PB of 1.30.31; and Alex Nixon came top in the boys 11/u 50m freestyle with his best time yet of 37.84.

Other Cambridge swimmers achieving PBs included Storm Macauley Leak, Tilly Beeken, Chris Budd and Olivia Tenberg in two events each; Andriana Korniotis; Max Macauley Leak; Anna Tenberg; Rachel Thompson; Chris Budd; Alex Garner; Ashley Gilmour; Amy Dive; Luke Westwood; Henry Beresford; Sophie Lanham; and Tom Wood.

Final points were: Peterborough 166, Cambridge 142.5, Deepings 139.5, Downham 67 and Chatteris 51.

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