Piranhas Autumn Shield success caps winning weekend for magnificent March Marlins

Piranhas Autumn Shield winners, the March Marlins.

Piranhas Autumn Shield winners, the March Marlins. - Credit: Archant

October may only be a just under a week old, but it has been a busy month so far for the March Marlins.

Club members were in action in three different events across the county last weekend, with success across the board.

First to hit the water was Jessica Shaw, who swam in the Cambridge Grand Prix Open Meet.

She performed well in 13 events, storming to an impressive eight personal bests in the 200m and 400m free, 50m and 200m back, 200m breast, 200m and 400m IM. Jessica also claimed new club records in the 200m free, 200m back, 200m breast, 400m IM, 100m free and 200m IM.

Club Masters Martyn Fresher and Richard O’Leary then swam in the East Region Masters Championships in Newmarket, with Martyn scooping gold in the 50m breast, silver in 50m free and 100m breast. He was also part of the 4x50m freestyle relay team that grabbed gold and set a new regional record.


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Richard claimed silver in 50m fly and 50m free and both March swimmers were part of the 4x50m mixed freestyle relay that took gold and set another regional record.

The Marlins’ marvellous weekend was then capped by lifting the Piranhas Autumn Shield.

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The swimmers came away as winners after a superb 20 places out of 37 events and an impressive 18 personal bests.

First place and personal bests were achieved by Elliotte Ledger (50m back), Nat Cook (50m breast), Louis Beningfield (50m fly, 50m back), Millie Pearce (50m fly), Luke Cumbridge (50m free, 50m back, 25m fly), Jacob Halls (50m breast), Jessica Rayner (50m breast), Emily Morris (50m fly) and Tilly Carter-Kitchingman (50m back).

Other first places went to Rokas Borusas (50m free), Luke Cumbridge (50m breast), Cara Fresher (50m free) and personal bests went to Rokas Borusas (50m fly), Molly McGowen (50m fly), Olivia Tunley (50m breast), Nat Cook (50m free), Charlotte Shaw (50m breast), Louis Beningfield (50m breast) and Roisin Larham (25m fly). The team also won all five relay events.

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