SWIMMING: Trophyfest for Falcon sprinters

A BUMPER total of 47 trophies was won by HUCKNALL FALCON at the 16th annual Open Meet Sprints, held at Beechdale Baths in Nottingham.

In front of a packed crowd, Falcon competed against 17 teams and finished a highly respectable third, behind only Calverton and Mansfield.

Star of the show was Amelia Sale, who was in scintillating form, winning all five of her events in the 12-year-olds’ category and claiming the top girl swimmer award in the process.

Sale broke Open Meet age-group records in the 50m butterfly and freestyle and also Falcon age-group records in the 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley.

Callum Murray was also impressive, securing four events in the 14-year-olds’ section and second place in the 50m backstroke. He broke the Open Meet age-group record in the 50m butterfly and missed out on the top boy swimmer prize by just point.

Meanwhile fellow Falconites James Terry and Sam Murden dominated the 13-year-olds’ category, finishing in the first two in all events. Terry won the 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley, while Murden clinched the 50m backstroke and freestyle.

Imogen Gould also showed her opponents a clean pair of heels in the 15-and-over 50m backstroke and breaststroke, breaking Open Meet and Falcon records in the latter race.

The roll call of honour for Falcon finalists was completed by Ellie-Marie Barker (nine-year-olds’ individual medley and breaststroke), Libby Straw (14-year-olds’ individual medley and breaststroke), Chloe Melvin (15-and-over individual medley, butterfly, freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke), Joe Lidgett (13-year-olds’ backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley), Ellie-May Gunn (11-year-olds’ butterfly), Rhiannon Taylor (13-year-olds’ butterfly and freestyle), Adam Webber (ten-year-olds’ breaststroke and butterfly), Daniel Terry (15-and-over individual medley and breaststroke), Holly Whitehead (ten-year-olds’ freestyle), Emily Waldram (13-year-olds’ freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke), Maje Felten (11-year-olds’ backstroke) and Alice Stringer (12-year-olds’ backstroke).