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Shark attack lands trophy

PUBLISHED: 18:18 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 07 July 2010

The Sharks celebrate their swim success.

The Sharks celebrate their swim success.

SWIMMERS from Mildenhall Sharks, aged nine to 13 years, took part in the Junior Fenland League Finals, hosted at the new Newmarket pool on Saturday evening.

SWIMMERS from Mildenhall Sharks, aged nine to 13 years, took part in the Junior Fenland League Finals, hosted at the new Newmarket pool on Saturday evening.

Harry Wagner got proceedings off to a perfect start, taking first place in the 4 x 25m IM swim, swiftly followed by first again for Grace Colasante with a 1:27.21 personal best for the girls.

Callum Luker kept things rolling with first in the 50m fly, Anica Midthun again went one better for the girls by hitting a first place and pb 37.10.

Sophia Colasante also clocked a pb with 47.38 in the nine-year 50m free, later hitting 56.07 for another pb in 50m back. Zoe Delgado matching this with a 51.08 pb in the 10-year breaststroke.

Jack Marsh took two seconds off his 50m fly pb to take a close second, followed by Josh Ratta taking the same off his 50m free time in some style.

Jack Marsh then hit a first in the 50m backstroke with a fine finish. A superb swim saw Ben Jamieson blow his 50m breaststroke best time away with 44.64, for yet another first place.

By this time a third of the races had been swum, Mildenhall holding first place with 64 points, Boston close behind on 58, Grantham still there with 55 and West Norfolk with 43.

As the evening moved on Zoe Delgado hit another pb in the free, Callum Luker took first place with a pb of 39.74 for 50m fly, followed by Beth Sadler hitting first with a pb 37.66.

Ben Wicks swam brilliantly all night, close second places and pbs of 59.21 in the nine and under breaststroke, 52.31 for back. Angel Walton hit a fine pb in the nine and under 50m free, followed by another in the fly, Kea Haw taking first with a pb 46.40 in the 12/u 50m breaststroke.

At this point Mildenhall still held a seven-point lead on 127 points, Boston 120. Grantham 108 and West Norfolk 87. Excellent swims from Jennifer Eagles, Harry Wagner and Ben Delgado clocked up three more first places, with Lauren Price taking first and a pb in the 11/u 50m breaststroke.

Ben Jamieson, Grace Colasante and Chloe Marsh rounded up the individual events with a great run of first placings in the fly and IM swims, yet it was the final Canon Relay event that had the spectators on their feet. It featured one boy and one girl from each age group.

This was fast and furious, with Mildenhall eventually touching in first, just a second ahead of Grantham, who were just a second ahead of Boston.

Final result: 1 Mildenhall 173 points, 2 Boston 166, 3 Grantham 142, 4 West Norfolk B 113.


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