Stephens wins two more medals on third day of British Summer Swimming Champs

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens claimed two more medals on the third day of the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Having won the 17/18 year-olds’ 50m butterfly title and taken a bronze in the 100m backstroke on Wednesday, Stephens added two silvers to her collection on Thursday.

She took second in the 17/18 year-olds’ 200m butterfly in a time of 2:12.62. Stephens was only beaten by Leeds’ Amelia Clynes.

The Plymouth College pupil then helped Leander win silver in the 4x200m 17 and over women’s freestyle relay. She was joined in the Leander quartet by Juliette Casini, Anita M’Cartney and Jessica Jackson. They clocked 8:19.35 to finish behind City of Sheffield.

There was also more medal success for Mount Kelly College on Thursday.

Ben Harrison took bronze in the 17/18 year-old boys’ 400m IM in 4:33.83.

Mount Kelly also won silver in the 4x200m 14/16 year-old girls’ relay in 8:30.35. The team was made up of Athena Clayson, Kaylee Dekker, Molly Francis and Georgina Dennis.

There was a medal for Leander’s Adam Davies in the 16-year-olds’ 100m freestyle. He clocked 53.25 seconds in the final.

Devonport Royal’s Harry Noble also competed in that final – his third of the meet – and finished seventh in 53.94.

Mount Kelly’s Clayson just missed a podium finish in the 16 year-olds’ 50m freestyle. She took fourth in 26.71.

Leander’s Jessica Jackson, whose major focus is the World University Games, came seventh in the senior 50m freestyle in 25.96 seconds.

Mount Kelly’s Dennis and Dekker also reached 50m freestyle finals.

There were also final appearances for Leander’s Reid Jones, Victoria Adams, Cameron Vearncombe, M’Carthey and Honey Osrin.

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