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SWIMMING: Abingdon in gold strike
10:00am Saturday 16th February 2013 in Sport
Abingdon Vale struck gold on the first weekend of the Oxon & North Bucks County Championships at Bletchley Leisure Centre.
Conor Rees, Cameron Bullock, Robin Graham and Cameron King won the boys’ nine-to-ten years’ 200m freestyle relay in a time of 2mins 25.90secs.
Maxwell were runners-up in 2.26.34 with City of Oxford’s Theo Cooke, James McNally, Matthew Nisbet and Ed Sharp taking bronze in 2.29.79.
The Abingdon quartet also claimed bronze in the boys’ nine-ten 200m medley relay.
They finished third in 2.56.48, with Maxwell taking the honours in 2.53.47, and Bicester Blue Fins’ Matthew Thornley, Thomas Whitely, Freddie Ashley-Sparks and Angus Pollock runners-up in 2.55.72.
City of Oxford’s Lisa van Breugel won silver in the girls’ ten and over 800m freestyle.
She finished runner-up in 9.09.29 behind City of Milton Keynes’s Isobel Jones, who triumphed in 9.08.66.
City of Oxford’s Connor Bryan, Robert Youngs do Patrocinio, Lewis Gilchrist and Callum Smart won silver in the boys’ 11-12 200m medley relay.
They finished second in 2.14.57, behind Maxwell, who struck gold in 2.14.41.
Elliston Coble then joined Youngs do Patrocinio, Gilchrist and Smart to take silver for Oxford in the 200m free-style relay in 2.01.09, with Maxwell touching first again in 1.57.65.
Didcot Barramundi’s Oliver Ripley, Oliver Beard, Ricky Martin and Michael Fabes captured bronze in the boys’ 13-14 200m medley relay in 2.06.19, with gold going to Maxwell in 1.58.81.
And there was also a bronze for Bicester’s Callum Laird, Thomas Thornley, Kieran Bird and Benjamin Ellis in the boys’ 13-14 200m freestyle relay in 1.55.62, with Maxwell winning in 1.46.66.
ABINGDON Vale’s Shannon Motha won gold at the Derventio Excel long course meet in Sheffield.
She triumphed in the 50m backstroke with a county open record time.
Clubmate David Murphy bagged a brace of silvers in the 50m breaststroke – with a British trials time – and the 100m breaststroke.
Abingdon’s Niall O’Leary won bronze in the 100m backstroke, while Alex Murphy set an open county record in the 50m breaststroke.
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