Captain Calum leads by example

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Senior boys’ captain Calum Murray led by example when HUCKNALL FALCON distinguished themselves at the latest Sports Centre League gala, held at their home pool at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

Murray chalked up a double in the 15-and-under 100m individual medley and open 100m freestyle.

Sophie Melvin was also victorious in the 13-and-under girls’ 50m butterfly, helping Falcon finish a creditable fourth in the six-team gala.

“With four second-places and 26 personal-best (PB) times, there were some significant performances from the older and newer swimmers,” said head coach Ian Melvin.

“All swimmers are excelling themselves at the moment, and the training is showing the fruits of progression.

“This is a credit to the coaches and committee who are working tirelessly behind the scenes.”

The runners-up spots were clinched by Sam Murden (15-and-under boys’ 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle), James Terry (15-and-under boys’ 100m breaststroke) and Sophie Melvin (13-and-under girls’ 100m breaststroke).

The PBs were clocked by: senior girls’ captain Chloe Melvin (open 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke), Ryan Patel (11-and-under boys’ 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly), Sophie Melvin (13-and-under girls’ 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle), Archie Penlington (13-and-under boys’ 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley), Megan Miles (15-and-under boys’ 100m individual medley), Ellie Barker (11-and-under girls’ 50m backstroke), Sam Murden (15-and-under boys’ 50m butterfly), Adam Webber (13-and-under boys’ 100m breaststroke) and Sophie Hutson (11-and-under boys’ 50m freestyle).

The nine-and-unders’ relay squad of Katrine Wilson, Ben Watkins, Emily Butler and Daniel Gudgeon were also involved in lowering previous best times.

RESULT -- Bramcote 245 points, Carlton Forum 177, Rykneld 149, FALCON 138, Leander 122, Arnold 116.