Hucknall Falcon third in National Arena opener

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Hucknall Falcon ASC managed 10 first places in a fine start to the National Arena Swimming League at Bramcote Leisure Centre last Saturday.

Falcon also produced eight second places and 25 personal bests which saw them finish third with 183 points behind winners Wantage White Horse (214) and Aylesbury & District (198).

A club spokesman said: “This was a pleasing start to the first round of the National Arena League with exceptional swims throughout the evening

“The next two rounds are looking promising for a high league finish this year. Promotion this year is a possibility, but requires absolute determination and performance with a positive mind frame, but it is achievable.

“Star swimmer for the evening was the only development swimmer of the evening, Jacob Webster, he helped Falcon 11/under boys take second and third places in the relays with two personal best performances with pure determination.”

First places went to: Amelia Sale Ladies Open 200m Individual Medley, Ladies Open 100m Butterfly, Ladies Open 100m Backstroke; Ben Canavan-Taylor (Backstroke), James Terry, (Breaststroke) Kyle Raison, (Butterfly) Archie Penlington (Freestyle) as part of the Mens Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay; Ben Canavan-Taylor Mens Open 100m Backstroke; Evie Allsop Girls 11 Years and Under 50m Breaststroke; Thomas Howarth Mens Open 100m Breaststroke; George Webster Boys 13 Years and Under 100m Freestyle; Grace Allsop, Sophie Hutson, Ellie Barker, Emily Butler as part of the Girls 13 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Kyle Raison, James Terry, Archie Penlington, Thomas Howarth, Ben Canavan-Taylor, Sam Murden as part of the Men’s Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Relay.

Personal Bests were achieved by: Evie Allsop as part of the Girls’ 11 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Charlie Stenson and Jacob Webster as part of the Boys 11 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Emily Butler as part of the Girls’ 14 Years and Under 4 x 50m Medley Relay (Freestyle); Thomas Pailin (Backstroke), Benjamin Davis (Butterfly) as part of the Boys’ 13 Years and Under 4 x 50m Medley Relay; Emma Hutson as part of the Girls’ 15 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Benjamin Davis as part of the Boys’ 15 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay;

Emma Hutson as part of the Ladies; Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay (Breaststroke); Ben Canavan-Taylor (Backstroke), James Terry (Breaststroke) and Archie Penlington (Freestyle) as part of the Men’s Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay; Holly Bramwell-Ward Girls’ 11 Years and Under 50m Backstroke; Emma Hutson Girls’ 15 Years and Under 100m Backstroke, 15 Years an Under 100m Butterfly; Jai Raison Boys’ 15 Years and Under 100m Backstroke; Sophie Hutson Girls’ 13 Years and Under 100m Butterfly; Ellie-May Gunn Girls’ 15 Years and Under 100m Freestyle;

Emily Butler Girls’ 15 Years and Under 100m Breaststroke, as part of the Girls 13 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Sophie Melvin Ladies’ Open 100m Freestyle; Jacob Webster as part of the Boys’ 11 Years and Under 4 x 50m Medley Relay (Freestyle); Thomas Pailin as part of the Boys’ 13 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; James Terry, Archie Penlington, Thomas Howarth as part of the Men’s Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Relay.

Second places went to: Finley Ellis, Charlie Stenson, Dylan Walker, Jacob Webster as part of the Boys’ 11 Years and Under 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay; Holly Bramwell-Ward Girls’ 11 Years and Under 50m Backstroke, Girls 11 Years and Under 50m Freestyle; Grace Allsop Girls’ 13 Years and Under 100m Breaststroke, Girls 13 Years and Under 100m Freestyle; Kyle Raison Men’s Open 100m Butterfly; Sophie Hutson Girls’ 13 Years and Under 100m Butterfly; Dylan Walker Boys’ 11 Years and Under 50m Freestyle.