Personal best for Mo ahead of county finals

PODIUM FINISH: Fran King, left, and Ella Rides of Sudbury Storms with the runners-up trophy
PODIUM FINISH: Fran King, left, and Ella Rides of Sudbury Storms with the runners-up trophy
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There were plenty of encouraging results for Sudbury Storms ahead of the upcoming County Championships at the Winter League finale.

In an effort to get the Storms off to a great start in the final round in Leiston, despite missing out on the title, Lana Mo set a personal best (pb) in the first event, the Open 100m individual medley with a time of 1min 11.95secs.

The team went on to collect nine first placings gaining maximum points from these events, Harry Harman in the 12/13 yrs 50m breaststroke (41.37), Laurence Chalk in the 14/15 yrs 50m freestyle (26.81) and Nick Robertson added another with the Open 50m butterfly 29.15.

Mo added her second PB of the night winning the 12/13 50m fly (32.96). Ella Rides won the Open 50m breaststroke (37.39) before Harry Moye added the 12/13 50m freestyle (30.52).

Chalk got his second win of the evening with 29.66 for 14/15 50m butterfly.

The boys junior relay team of Charlie and Harry Harman, Orion Nichol and Sam Ponty then came first in the 4x50m medley relay.

The evening also saw some great times from swimmers who, although not placing first, achieved pbs; Nichol, John Jiang, Abby Moye, Olivia Sherred, Sam Clark and Ponty.

The event was closely contested and Sudbury finished second on 194 points behind Leiston who had 216.

Third place were Beccles with 193. Sudbury also scooped the ‘best supported team’ award.

Attention over the next few weeks now turns to the County Championships at Crown Pools in Ipswich, where Sudbury swimmers will be looking to build on their current good form.