Photo Credit: Joao Marc Bosch
SHEFFIELD, England, August 10. LITHUANIA’s Ruta Meilutyte and Great Britain’s Ben Proud posted a couple of quick times today during the final day of competition at the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships in Sheffield.
Meilutyte, who trains at Plymouth Leander, threw down a 1:05.21 in the women’s 17-18 100 breast today, the fastest time in the world this year. Meilutyte already held the top-ranked time of 2014, a 1:05.63 from the British National Championships in early April. Meilutyte added a win in the 17-18 50 free later in the meet, as she touched first in 25.40.
Ben Proud, who already has a couple of wins to his credit at the meet, added another in the men’s 19+ 50 free today. Proud stopped the clock at 21.89, which is just off his seventh-ranked time of 21.76 from the Commonwealth Games.
Canadian Jeremy Bagshaw also picked up a win today in the men’s 19+ 400 free. Bagshaw posted a 3:52.44 to win the event over Bath’s Jay Lelliott (3:53.06) and Sheffield’s Max Litchfield (3:54.22).