October 1st, 2016

Pershore win well at Wolverhampton

Updated: 2:34 pm, Oct 13, 2015

PERSHORE Swimming Club came away with a huge haul of medals from the Worcester County Development Open Meet at Wolverhampton, as several youngsters won multiple medals.

Hamish Cross, 12, was in superb form as he claimed four golds and one silver medal.

He enjoyed victory in the 100m IM in 1.19.91, 100m backstroke in 1.22.84, 100m breaststroke in 1.36.68 and 100m fly in 1.23.28, as well as taking silver in the 100m freestyle in 1.14.00.

He also made the Skins Final, producing a series of great swims to finish a close second.

David Annis, nine, was another swimmer in fantastic form as he won an incredible seven gold medals from seven events and produced a string of personal bests.

Annis clinched gold in the 100m IM (1.29.41), 100m fly (1.32.85), 100m breaststroke (1.49.29), 100m backstroke (1.30.35), 50m breaststroke (49.93), 50m fly (40.49) and 50m backstroke (41.17).

William Clarke, 13, showed great form and determination throughout the Open Meet to win three gold and four silver medals.

Victories for Clarke came in the 50m backstroke (36.81), 50m fly (36.04) and 100m backstroke (1.18.29), whilst he also bagged silver medals in the 50m breaststroke (43.37), 100m freestyle (1.12.09), 100m fly (1.22.96) and 100m breaststroke (1.36.99).

There were more podium finishes for Pershore’s boys as Ronan Williams (12) produced some strong performances to win gold in the 50m fly (38.98) and silver medals in the 50m freestyle (34.54), 50m breaststroke (47.58) and 100m IM in 1.23.99.

Williams also made the Skins Final alongside Cross and worked hard to claim fourth place.

Other boys getting amongst the medals included Jamie Saunders, 12, who won gold in the 50m backstroke (41.12), James Heeks, ten, who claimed silver medals in 100m freestyle (1.27.17) and 100m backstroke (1.40.76) and also bronze in 50m backstroke (45.85), Cameron Leach, 11, who grabbed silver in the 50m breaststroke (46.98) and Oliver Smith, 11, who earned a well deserved bronze in the 100m backstroke (1.45.35).

For Pershore’s girls, Helena Leach, 13, claimed gold in the 100m freestyle (1.14.00) and silver medals in 100m IM (1.27.12), 50m fly (38.76) and 50m backstroke (39.98).

Leach also made her first ever Skins Final which was an incredible achievement.

Gabriella Barry, ten, notched up a win in the 100m fly (1.37.66) and silver in the 50m fly (41.81).

There were also good performances from several other young swimmers – many competing in an Open Meet for the first time – including Lewis Cribbin (ten), Max Murray (ten), Martha Cross (nine), Leah Saunders (nine), Jessica English (nine), Tamara Marsden (ten), Tara Smith (11) and Hazel Clay (12).

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