SWIMMING: Fenton breaks City record in capturing double gold

8:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

City of Oxford’s girls were in medal-winning form in the breaststroke events over the second weekend of the South East Regional Championships in Crawley.

Natasha Fenton, 11, took gold in both the 200m (2mins 53.57secs) and 100m (1.21.33) breaststroke, breaking the club record in the latter and securing national qualifying times with both swims.

Maia Little, 13, won gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1.17.11 and silver in the 200m breaststroke in 2.47.93.

Younger sister Delphine, 11, won silver in the 100m freestyle in a club record of 1.06.53.

Bicester Blue Fins’ Freddie Ashley-Sparks also secured a double success.

The 11-year-old won the 100m and 200m butterfly titles in club record times.

He also broke records in the 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle.

Maddy Powell, ten, became regional champion in the 400m individual medley in a club age group record time.

She also picked up silver in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 200m individual medley.

On the way to securing a top-ten finish, Lottie Wynne-Jones sliced a remarkable 12 seconds off the club 11-year-old 200m freestyle record and 11 seconds off the 200m individual medley mark.

Daniel McNamara was Abingdon Vale’s most successful competitor.

The 11-year-old secured silver medals in the 100m freestyle, with a time of 1min 05.94secs, and the 100m butterfly (1.15.89).

He also came fourth in the 200m backstroke (2.42.03) and seventh in the 400m freestyle (5.08.17).

The Witney & District SC member won the 17-24 age group title in all three backstroke events (50m, 100m and 200m), setting new master long-course club, county and regional records and Great Britain records along the way.

Other medals for the Witney team came from Graham Cable, who picked up silver in the 30-34 year breaststroke and bronze in the 200m breaststroke, while Matt Everett also claimed bronze in the 30-34 year 800m freestyle.

To cap a great day at the event in Swansea, Witney’s quartet of Speare, Cable, Everett and Blan Walker became national champions in the 72yrs plus 4x50m and 4x100m relay.

I have no hard feelings against Oxford United, says former U's boss Gary Waddock

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 27th February 2015

GARY Waddock says he feels no bitterness towards Oxford United as he prepares to face the club for the first time since being sacked last summer.

RUGBY UNION: Weepu leaves London Welsh to join Wasps for rest of season

Oxford Mail:

10:52am Friday 27th February 2015

Lonodon Welsh's New Zealand World Cup winning scrum half Piri Weepu has quit London Welsh to join Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps until the end of the season.

Michael Appleton: Oxford United should relish Fratton Park stage

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 27th February 2015

MICHAEL Appleton says there is no better place for Oxford United to win this season than Fratton Park – and it has nothing to do with his links to Portsmouth.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor chucked out of Oxfordshire Cup final for fielding ineligible player

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Director of rugby Matt Williams is regretting an oversight that has cost Chinnor a place in the Oxfordshire Cup final.

Maturing Callum O'Dowda aiming to stay on his upward curve at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

THERE have been plenty of changes at Oxford United since they visited Fratton Park last season, but few players have undergone a more dramatic change of status in the 18-month gap than Callum O’Dowda.

Danny Hylton reveals his Oxford United penalty plan

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Friday 27th February 2015

DANNY Hylton says he has found a system this season which is helping him take penalties with confidence.

BADMINTON: Batten and Khimji earn singles silvers at Radley

Oxford Mail: Image of racket and shuttlecock for badminton for sport

8:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Oxfordshire's Nic Batten was runner-up in the boys’ singles when the county hosted the successful Badminton England Under 17 tournament at Radley College.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford Harlequins ready for crunch clash

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

8:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Jamie Cope says Oxford Harlequins’ home clash with fellow strugglers Old Redcliffians tomorrow is crucial to the club’s fight to avoid relegation.

Pompey skipper predicts Oxford United will attempt to frustrate

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 27th February 2015

PAUL Robinson believes Oxford United could set out to frustrate tomorrow in response to Portsmouth’s recent results.

TENNIS: Connor ferguson wins his first LTA Grade tournament crown

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Promising Oxfordshire junior Connor Ferguson won his first LTA Grade 12 & under event at Bath to jump to fourth place in the UK rankings.

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