Berry Flying High at County BAGCATs
The final weekend of the Wiltshire County Championships took place this weekend with the 9 to 14 year old BAGCATs taking the stage at the Link Centre.
Samantha Berry started the weekend where she left off two weeks ago, setting a further three age group best times in the 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle. Berry also edged a little closer to hitting her first national qualifying time of the season in the 100m butterfly and is now within just 1% of the mark.
The County Championships are the main meet of the year in which swimmers aim to swim within the regional qualifying standard and earn the place to compete in the long course (50m) competition at Millfield in a few months time. Swimmers making the grade and returning to Millfield this year are Alex Chantler, Charlotte Gardo, Charlotte Pitts, Jack Janicki, James Clark, Joe Kerslake, Lauren Matthews, Liam Jefferies, Matthew Sambrook, Niall Westman, Noah Kirby, Samantha Berry and Victoria Jennings. New to the ranks of regional qualifiers this year are Abbie Hawkins and Sam Hunter.
In the final BAGCAT rankings, Samantha Berry took first place in the girls 12 years age group with team-mate Charlotte Pitts close behind in second. Other top six awards went to Jack Patey, James Watson and Conor McGilligan (3rd, 4th and 6th in the boys 9 years), Joanna Farley and Rebecca Matthews (2nd and 3rd in the girls 9 years), Victoria Tainty (2nd in the girls 10 years), Noah Kirby, Alex Chantler and Liam Jefferies (3rd, 4th and 5th in the boys 11 years), Lauren Matthews (2nd in the girls 11 years), Niall Westman and Jack Janicki (2nd and 4th in the boys 12 years), Matthew Sambrook (5th in the boys 13 years), Charlotte Gardo and Victoria Jennings (5th and 6th in the girls 13 years), Joe Kerslake and James Clark (2nd and 3rd in the boys 13 years).
Click here for full results, BAGCAT tables and medal table.