Titles for Leander’s Stephens and Mount Kelly’s Clayson on second day of British Summer Champs

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens and Mount Kelly’s Athena Clayson both won titles on the second day of the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

There were also medals for Leander’s Honey Osrin and Duru Tanir.

Great Britain international Stephens (pictured top) actually won two medals on Wednesday.

She triumphed in the 17/18 year-olds’ 50m butterfly in a time of 27.25, which was half-a-second quicker than anyone else.

Stephens had earlier claimed a bronze in the 17/18 years’ 100m backstroke event with a 1:02.55 swim. Her Plymouth Leander team-mate Tegan Drew came ninth in the same final.

Mount Kelly’s Clayson took victory in the 16 year-olds’ 100m backstroke in a time of 1:03.02, while Leander’s Osrin just missed gold by 0.01 of a second in the 13/14 event. Osrin had to settle for silver behind Carn Brea’s Turaya Evans with a 1:05.08 swim.

Tanir’s medal came in the 15 year-old girls’ 50m butterfly, with Mount Kelly’s Kaylee Dekker fourth in the same race.

Mount Kelly’s Lewis Smart just missed out on a medal in the 16 year-old boys’ 50m breaststroke. He finished fourth.

There was also fourth places for Devonport Royal’s Harry Noble in the 16 year-olds’ 100m backstroke and Leander’s Mogammad Warley in the 15 year-olds’ two-length backstroke event.

Leander’s Perry Gardner came eighth in the men’s 100m backstroke final in a time of 56.30 seconds. Former Plymouth College pupil Joe Hulme took second in that event.

Dinnaton’s Cameron Williams, Leander’s Ben Fannon and Mount Kelly’s Ben Staig also reached finals on the second day of the championships.

Leave a Reply