Successful Sprint Meet

Merrylands had a very successful afternoon at the Cumberland District Sprint Meet on March 31st. The club was represented by 19 members and collected 15 medals.

Jordan Burden successfully defended his title in the Boys 8yrs & Under 50m Breaststroke and placed second in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

Thomas Wang left his first Sprint Meet with a Silver in the 9yrs & Under 50m Breaststroke and a Bronze in the 50m Freestyle.

Mitchell Emery and Mitchell McFarlane placed well in the 10yrs events. Mitchell Emery made up for his disappointment at the Cumberland Championships with Silver in the 50m Breaststroke and Mitchell McFarlane took home his first Cumberland medal with Silver in the 50m Freestyle.

After winning medals in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly at the District Championships Troy Tomkinson was ineligible to compete in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly. However Troy still took home a Gold in the 50m Backstroke and a Silver in the 50m Breaststroke.

Peter Johnston and Robert Griffey represented the club in the 15yrs & Over events. Peter made up for a poor start in the 50m Breaststroke to beat Robert to the wall in 1 -2 for Merrylands. Robert improved on his Silver medal in the Breaststroke with dominant wins in both the Backstroke and Butterfly. With Robert ineligible to compete in the 50m Freestyle, Peter added a Silver medal to his Breaststroke Gold.

Brittany Johnson was our lone female medallist with a Bronze in the 11yrs 50m Butterfly for her first Cumberland medal.

The team had a very enjoyable afternoon and the meet is great way to end the summer season. A number of swimmers also broke their PBs. We hope to see even more club members there next year.

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