RTSC & NUEL Long Distance Time Trial 2019
*Results for this meet can be found at the bottom of this page.
Romford town swimmers enjoyed a great weekend of long distance racing at East Ham Leisure Centre. For many it was their first time at attempting distance swims. However, that didn’t hold them back as results showed many bests and county qualifying times were achieved.
First it was the 800m or 32 lengths of the pool and debutante Ruthie Eguakhide 10, improved her entry time by. . . . . .
42 seconds to get the silver. Rebecca Coogan 11, swam a best by a huge 1min 26 seconds for a gold with a well-paced swim.
The 12 year category saw bests again from all Town’s swimmers Lex O’Connor won gold in 10:13.34 from Codie Mcsheffrey Ella Kilby and Aida Morter for a first 4 finish for Romford. Tierney Rooney swam in the 13 year old category to claim silver with consistent split times to gain a best.
Victoria Dreleva 14 and Emilia Jopson 14 also took the gold and silver in best times, Victoria easily ducking under the 10 minute mark by 10 seconds in 9:50.14
Next the boys and first up it was Connor Jarrett 11, who won silver in a best by 46 seconds. Raheel Mahmood 12, swam strong to a gold with a best 10:05.96. Another debutante Jamieson McLaren 13, also exceeded his entry time by over 50 seconds to win gold. Connor McCarthy and Christian Cubani claimed a Town 1-2 in for 14 yr category. Luke Marney 15, also swam a great race for gold.
Sunday and plenty of Town’s swimmers were up to test their stamina for the 1500m or 60 lengths. O’Connor got the team going with a strong well paced swim to win gold in the 12 year category. In the boys, young Jarrett won his second silver for his first try at this event, along with elder brother Lewis Jarrett 13 who won a bronze. Mahmood got his second gold of the weekend in a best along with McLaren. Mcarthy and Marney also showed their strength to win the double gold.
Coach Scott Denham said “ A 100% success rate in the 800m and over 75% in the 1500m respectively. Even more county times achieved. A special mention goes to Constance Kennedy, who achieved a best time despite recovering from illness. A great weekend all round.”
Click HERE for the 1500m results.
Click HERE for the 800m results.