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Golden Stokes leads Ledbury's medal winners
8:00am Thursday 4th April 2013 in Sport
LEDBURY and District continued their fine run of form as the 2013 Worcester County Championships ended.
The town’s final tally was 18 golds, 12 silvers and 22 bronzes along with eight overall championship medals.
Tom Stokes, 20, won gold and two silvers for the breaststroke and individual medley, while 15-year-old Calypso Harvey collected two silvers and two bronzes for distance freestyle and individual medley.
Lucy Stokes, 18, won the championship bronze medal for the 200m breaststroke as Ledbury were ranked sixth overall just 37 points behind local rivals Worcester City.
The final day’s competition saw the long-distance events contested with silver medals for Lydia Freeman-Girvin, Sam Hall, both 12, and Harvey alongside bronze for Lauren Freestone, 11, Eric Harris, 12, and Tom Harris, 16.
James Casewell broke five more age group records to make it nine in total in the nine-year-old age group.
Charlotte Hall, 11, was another regional qualifier with a personal best in the 100-metre freestyle taking the club tally to 10 with another nine having realistic chances of making the standard.
Twelve-year-old Caitlin Wild, in her first county championships, swam a foursecond pb in the 100m freestyle in one minute 09.94 seconds to go tantalisingly close to a Midlands time.
Charlotte Hall and teammate Lily Wood also finished first and second respectively in the 200m butterfly. In the 17 and over age group, David Middleton finished fourth in the 50m freestyle.
Bryn Batten impressed on his county debut in the 200m backstroke alongside clubmates Matthew Thomas and Seb Roffey with all gaining pbs in the 11-year-old category.
Ledbury coach Chris Treanor said: “We continue to punch above our weight.
“Each of the last three years have seen an improvement in our results against our own standards as well as against other clubs.
“If current progress is maintained then I can see us pushing into the top three.
“We don’t have anywhere near as much pool time as some clubs and yet we are matching and often beating them because of our technical abilities.”
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