JFL Boston

By Jeanne Barker

17th May 2006

Boston JFL

With several key swimmers missing two young Jacks came to the rescue to help City of Cambridge to their third victory on the run in the Junior Fenland League at Boston. Twelve year old Jack Robins scored double gold to take the backstroke in 41.42, a personal best of 4 seconds and put up another PB of 34.82 for freestyle. He was just touched out on breaststroke and swam a creditable 100m individual medley. Jack Bartlett 13 years also doubled, clocking 34.20 for freestyle and 40.39 for butterfly and he swam a PB of over 4 seconds with 1.24.32 for silver at IM. There were gutsy performances from 10 year olds Callum Orvis with a PB of 3 seconds 48.17 for backstroke and a silver at breaststroke and Bartu Atamert who won his first race clocking 24.09 for 25m butterfly at 11year level Peter Rees doubled to win the 50m freestyle in 37.26 and backstroke in 44.67 and Georgia Crawford scored gold at breaststroke 49.57 and silver at freestyle. Hannah Magnuson 100m IM 1.32.11 and Lois Gillie with a PB of 45.58 for breaststroke were 12 year old group winners.

Having to swim up two age groups Richard Jefferies scored a maximum with 44.86 for 13 year breaststroke and also in this top age group Sarah Brennan reduced her 100m IM time by 5 seconds to win in 1.23.86. Supporting this strong 13 years girls section Alice Death backstroke 37.54, Charlotte Begg butterfly 38.86 and Juliet Lanskey freestyle 33.82 were all winners.

In the youngest age group the mixed 9 years old relays of Daniel Mills, Nicola Jefferies, Zoe Hill and Bartu Atamert were outstanding and well clear of the field in both their freestyle and medley races. The final match scores were City of Cambridge 150, Huntingdon 143, Bottisham 109, Boston B 88 and Chatteris 69.

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