Hull Open Regional Qualifier
Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull
Sunday 5th October 2014
Regional A Squad
The boys began the day with Liam Spence, 14, giving a strong performance in the 200m breaststroke knocking 7 seconds off his PB and also winning a silver medal, he also attained a 3 second PB in the 200m backstroke and matched his personal bests in the 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly. Michael Hill, 13, gained an 8 second PB in the 200m backstroke, a 7 second PB in the 200m freestyle and he also matched his best times in the 200m Individual Medley and 50m freestyle. Oche Igoche, 18, walked away with 2 gold medals and 2 PB’s in the 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly. Karmand Abbas Kareem, 18, achieved 2 Bronze medals in 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly. Ethan Kingdom, 13, won a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and achieved 7 second PB in the 200m Individual Medley.
Kennedy Akrill, 13, set the standard high for the girls, winning a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and 2 bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. The girls maintained the high standard with Natalie Moon, 19, winning a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke achieving a 5 second PB, silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and freestyle and a bronze medal in 200m freestyle. Emma Beadle, 17, kept the momentum going winning a gold medal in the 200m freestyle, a silver medal in 50m freestyle and 2 bronze medals in 200m and 50m breaststroke. Melissa Machin, 14, walked away with a gold medal in 50m freestyle and a silver medal in 200m Freestyle.
Junior B Squad
The first event of the day, boys 200 free, saw Junior B claim the top 5 spots in the 10/11 age group. Joshua Wormald claiming gold in 2:36.63, Callum Willert, silver (2:37.78) and Carter Lees bronze (2:41.93). The same would be true of the 200 IM & 200m back, this time with Callum Willerts taking gold in both events, Oliver Farrah silver in the IM and bronze in the back, Wormald silver in the IM and Lees bronze in the backstroke. Wormald also knocked 5.46sec off his 200 breaststroke. Ryan Porter and Finlay Gowan had strong swims in their first gala since joining the squad; Porter won a spread of medals; gold in the 50m backstroke with a 2 sec PB, silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 50 fly. Strong swims resulted in great PB’s in the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke and Gowan getting 5th in the 200 IM with an impressive 8 sec PB and 2 bronzes in the 50 Freestyle and 50 backstroke.
In the boys 12/13 years age group Callum Wright represented the squad with strong performances, gaining bronze in the 200m Freestyle (2:18.01) and an impressive 17 sec PB in the 200m breaststroke and 4 sec PB in the 200m back.
There were some strong performances from the girls too. In the girls 11/12 age group Lily Tate gained 2 PB’s in the 200m free & 200m backstroke with 3 top five places. Clementine Lovel got bronze in the 200m breaststroke and 200 IM with 7 sec and 2 sec PB’s respectively. Silver in the 200m freestyle and 5 sec PB in the 200m backstroke saw her achieve NER times.
PB’s came thick and fast in the girls 12/13 age group. Ruby Willingham obtained her 12 year old Yorkshire qualifying time in the 200m backstroke with a 3 second improvement, and super swims in the 200m free and 200m breaststrokes saw her knock 7 and 6 secs off respectively. Abbey Feehally gained PB’s in all 6 events she entered particular improvement in the 50m backstroke with a time of 43.04. Shona Thurston achieved PB’s in the 50m free, 50m back, 200 freestyle and a massive 20 seconds off her 200 breaststroke time. More PB’s were achieved by Libby Hannard again in the 200m back with a time of 3:04.05 and 3 seconds off her 50m butterfly time.
Junior A Squad
Kingston upon Hull swimming club held their latest licenced open meet at Ennerdale leisure centre. The gala attracted a number of other clubs to the area which made for stiff competition for the clubs squads. All the members of the Junior A squad were attendance looking to improve their personal best time and collect Yorkshire/ NER qualifying times and also had medals in their sights.
12 year old Alex Everson gained personal bests in all of his 4 races. His first came in the 200m freestyle finishing in 8th place in a new time of 2.31.63. Next was the 200m backstroke where a new time of 2.41.12 saw him finishing in 5th place. The 200m breaststroke also gave Alex a 5th place finish but the highlight of his weekend was his gold medal in the 200m butterfly and a new personal best of 2.48.97.
12 year old Hollie Verity made her mark early in the gala. Her first race of the day was the 200m backstroke finishing with a gold medal in a time of 2.41.82, this gave an impressive 6 second personal best and a spring Yorkshire qualifying time. Next up was the 200m breaststroke where a 3.11.33 gave a 3 second personal best and a 3rd place finish. Another personal best in the 50m freestyle gave Hollie a 4th place finish narrowly missing out on another medal.
12 year old Elizabeth Hawkard continued the success of the girls where her 6 second personal best in the 200m backstroke secured her a 3rd place finish and a great start to the day. Maintaining her form, the 200m breaststroke saw another 5 second personal best finishing in 4th place in a time of 3.12.75. Next up was the 200m freestyle and a 2 second personal best saw another 4th place finish. Lily’s final race of the day was the 200m butterfly where her time of 2.57.58 resulted in a gold medal finish.
13 year old Lewis Collins had a busy day competing in 8 events. In the 200m freestyle he finished in 1st place with a personal best time of 2.15.27. Another personal best time in the 50m backstroke gave Lewis his second gold medal of the day. With no time to rest, the next event was the 50m breaststroke where his 3rd gold was achieved with a personal best time of 39.53 seconds. The 200m medley was another strong swim which brought the 4th gold medal of the day. In the 200m backstroke Lewis achieved a personal best time of 2.30.88 and added a further gold medal to the collection before gaining his 6th gold in the 50m freestyle. Continuing the winning streak, Lewis gained a further personal best in the 200m breaststroke and added a 7th gold to the collection. The final race of the day was the 50m butterfly where a 1st place finish gave Lewis his 8th gold from 8 races!
12 year old Evie Lees competed in 4 events. In the 200m backstroke she gained a new personal best time and finished in 6th place. The 200m breaststroke was next and a new short course personal best time saw Evie finishing in 1st place bringing her first gold medal of the day. The 200m freestyle saw a 6 second personal best, finishing in a time of 2.23.71 with a gold medal and a North East Regional qualifying time. In the 200m Medley, Evie posted a time of 2.42.89 finishing in a gold medal position.
12 Year old Frances Luckup didn’t disappoint, she finished the 200m backstroke in a time of 2.43.77 earning her a silver medal. In the 200m breaststroke she achieved a 3 second personal best time and a 7th place finish. Ever improving, the 200m freestyle was completed in a 6 second personal best, in a time of 2.28.85 with a spring Yorkshire qualifying time and a 5th place finish. In her final race of the day, Frances finished the 200m butterfly in 4th place in a time of 3.08.89
13 Year old Zieta Tootle had a great gala managing personal best times in all races and an impressive 4 medals from 6 swims. The first medal came in the 50m freestyle where a time of 31.63 earned a second place finish. In the 50m butterfly, a time of 32.40 seconds gave a convincing gold medal finish. The afternoon session started with the 200m freestyle and a time of 2.26.53 put Zeita into her second silver medal position. In her final event of the day, Zeita swam a 2.58.56 in the 200m butterfly and earned her 4th medal of the day.
11 Year old Megan Gray competed in 4 races achieving 3 personal best times and 3 top two finishes. In the 200m backstroke, a time of 2.44.77 was a 3 second personal best and a 1st place finish. In the 200m freestyle, Megan showed her class finishing in an impressive time of 2.24.90 with another personal best and her second gold medal. The 200m medley was another great swim, finishing in a time of 2.50.13 earning a North East Regional qualifying time and a 2nd place finish.