Senior Fenland Sept

By KM

1st October 2003

The Senior Fenland League final saw a strong performance from Cambridge swimmers as they took on the best in the area.

And there were some fantastic performances from the City of Cambridge squad – Charlotte Haines and Catherine Mumford each had two individual swims and achieved PBs in both of their events.

Haines, 14, finished first in the 100m IM on 1.14.13 and again in the hard fought 100m freestyle on 1.05,22, while Mumford touched ahead in the 12 and under 50m backstroke on 36.58, but her IM PB of 1.23.87 saw her finish fourth in a strong field.

Chris Budd won his event, the 12 and under 50m free, with a PB of 31.94, with James Gallagher and Sean Collier repeating the feat in their events. Gallagher won the boys 14 and under breastroke with his 1.18.36 PB, while Collier touched first on a PB of 42.9 in the 10 and under butterfly.

There were very strong performances from the club’s relay teams overall, with convincing wins for the girls and the boys open (girls squad - Alice Ely, Hannah Edwards, Eileen Gallagher and Gokce Atamert; boys – Mark Taylor, Ashley Morris, Andrew Diplock and Tim Shipton) and the boys 12/under relay (Harry Douglas, Adam Scott, Chris Budd and Alexi Solomou).

Twelve-year-old Storm Macauley Leak swam an age group up, the 14s and under, gaining a 1.5 second PB in the 100m breastroke (1.34.50). She also joined Charlotte Haines, Michelle Page Croft and Lizzie Harling for the 14/under freestyle relay, with the squad finishing third.

Alexi Solomou also took 1.5 seconds off his previous best in the 12/ under 50m backstroke to touch second with 37.1, while Tom Wood beat his PB by an impressive 3 seconds in the 14/under 100m backstroke event, finishing second.

Eleven year old Tilly Beeken took third place with a PB of 34.0 in the 50m freestyle, and backed that up with an impressive performance in the relay squad, while Craig Collier, eight, in his first ever attempt at the 10/under 50m freestyle managed a creditable fourth place with a PB of 43.07. In the same age group, Tim Vries, competing in his first final, took fourth with a PB of 53.7 in the 50m breastroke.

There were more PBs for Alice Ely, Emma Struthers, Amy Dive, Adam Scott, Michelle Page-Croft and Hannah Edwards, with strong performances from Steven Kirkup, Matthew Wilkinson, Harry Douglas, Sophie Lanham, Zoe Othieno, Andrew Wilkinson and Helen Struthers.


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