Nova Centurion’s Lily Boseley (pictured right) kicked off the finals session on the second day of British Champs in Glasgow with a storming swim in the Junior 100m Backstroke final, setting a new 14 years British junior record as she touched for gold in 1:02.35. Cassie Wild of Ellesmere College Titans just pipped Plymouth Leanders Tegan Drew to steal second place, with just 0.11 separating the pair.
After a nail-biting first 50m in the Target Tokyo final, Harriet Cooper of City of Derby edged ahead to touch first in 1:01.63, with Charlotte Evans and Tazmin Pugh hot on her heels, to claim silver and bronze.
After lying in third place after 100m, Joe Litchfield of Doncaster Dartes edged ahead of the field for victory in the Junior final in a time of 2:03.04. Plymouth Leander’s Sam Dailley finished well to take second place, whilst Jacob Peters of Poole touched just behind for the third place on the podium.
There was a clear winner in the Target Tokyo final, where Ryan Brown finished a body length ahead of his closest opposition, to take gold in 2:00.73. Warrington Warriors’ Matthew Domville held off Jacob Jackson of Ellesmere College Titans to take silver, despite a powerful finish from Jackson.
The Women’s Junior 200m Breaststroke was a real nail-biter, with less than half a second separating the top three places. City of Manchester Aquatics’ Lara Bate powered down the final 50m, to touch first and claim gold in 2:32.28, just ahead of Freya Anderson in silver, and Abbie Wood in bronze.
Loughborough University’s Emma Day led for the majority of the Target Tokyo final, but a strong finish from Millfield’s Emma Cain saw Day slip to second, with Cain claiming the victory in 2:29.30. Kara Hanlon of Edinburgh University finished just behind, to take the third podium place.
Arguably the closest final of the evening, the Men’s Junior 100m Backstroke saw less than a second separating the whole field, showing the strength in the event across the younger athletes.
Jarvis Parkinson (pictured above) of Doncaster Dartes managed to get to the all-important touch just a fraction ahead of his rivals to win in 57.48, with Wycombe’s James Eddy just 0.05 behind him. Jahrel Murphy of Ealing snuck in to third, again agonisingly close to the other medal positions, and only 0.03 behind Eddy.
Luke Greenbank of Cockermouth was the clear winner in the Target Tokyo final, seeing off City of Sheffield’s Elliot Clogg and Loughborough University’s Daniel Cross who took silver and bronze respectively.
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