Imogen Clark Breaks Age Group Record At British Summer Nationals

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By Seren Jones, Swimming World College Intern.

It’s day four and Britain’s age-group and youth swimmers like Imogen Clark continue to smash their best times and their national records at the British Summer Nationals.

16-year-old Imogen Clark of Derventio broke the age-group record in the 50 breaststroke by 0.4 as she stormed to first place in 31.04 seconds. Erin Robertson of South Ayreshire touched in second in 32.11, and Leah Roughan touched in third in 33.03.

Alys Thomas of Swansea Aquatics earned her second gold medal of the meet as she claimed the 200 butterfly title in a time of 2:10.65. She touched the wall a second ahead of Manchester’s Emma Smithurst, who finished in a time of 2:11.55, and two seconds ahead of Bath University’s Tilly Gray, who earned the bronze medal in 2:12.09.

Miles Munro of Bath University proved to be the only male to go sub 50 seconds in the men’s 100 freestyle event. Munro stormed to first place in a time of 49.65, followed by Edinburgh University’s Jack Thorpe, who touched in 50.39, and University of Stirling’s Jack Scott, who touched only 0.1 behind Thorpe in 50.42 seconds.

In the women’s multi-disciplinary event Jessica-Jane Applegate of UEA Norwich continued her success and took the 200 IM in a time of 2:27.71 Chloe Davies of Swansea Aquatics earned the silver medal in 2:32.48, and Amy Marren of Romford Town earned her second bronze medal of the meet and touched the wall in 2:38.83. Applegate and Davies belong to category 14, while Marren belongs to category nine.

On the men’s side Hereford’s Sascha Kindred who belongs to category six earned the gold medal in a time of 2:42.48. Manchester’s Thomas Hamer earned silver in 2:17.94, and Craig Harris of Swansea Aquatics earned the bronze medal in a time of 2:19.77 respectively. Hamer and Harris belong to category 14.

Manchester’s Jessica Fullalove swam the fastest 200 backstroke of the evening as she stole the event in a time of 2:10.01, over two seconds ahead of Peterborough’s Chloe Hannam who touched second in 2:12.83. Jaeger Turner of Salford touched in third place in a time of 2:15.22.

James Wilby of Loughborough University swam the quickest 100 breaststroke of the evening, touching out Manchester’s Christopher Steeples by 0.4. Wilby won the event in a time of 1:00.48, while Steeples just missed out on gold with his time of 1:00.86. In third place was Lawrence Palmer of Putteridge, who touched in 1:01.42.

In the men’s multi-disciplinary 100 freestyle event Matthew Walker of Manchester claimed the event in 28.43. The category seven swimmer touched the wall two seconds behind category nine swimmer Matthew Wylie of Sunderland. Wylie earned silver in a time of 26.40, and teammate Josef Craig earned bronze 27.59. Craig belongs to category eight.

On the women’s side Woking’s Hannah Russell of category 12 took the event by three seconds with a time of 27.22. Marren touched in second in 30.45 and Eleanor Robinson of Northampton took third place in 36.97. Robinson belongs to category six.

Adam Taylor of Sunderland took the 50 butterfly, storming to victory in just 24.16 seconds. Adam Fawl of Loughborough followed in 24.50 and teammate Kane Haggett touched in third in 24.55 seconds.

The City of Sheffield was victorious in the last event of the evening when its women’s team took gold the 8×200 freestyle relay in 8:13.88. In second place, three seconds behind was Stockport Metro, and in third place was Plymouth Leander in a time of 8:20.94.

2015 British Summer Nationals, Day 4 – Results

2 comments

  1. Besi Sejdijaj

    Imogen. Neem een voorbeeld aan je naam- en landgenoot. Je stelt ons teleur

    • Imogen Oldfield

      Tja Besi Sejdijaj dan moet je ook niet zo veel van me verwachten 😉