Locks Heath put frighteners on rivals

The Locks Heath squad at the Halloween Meet
The Locks Heath squad at the Halloween Meet
Locks Heath talents at the Portsmouth First Chance meet

Locks Heath starlets take their Chance

  • Squad make fine start to season in Halloween Meet
  • Collins brothers open medal account at Mountbatten Centre
  • Trio record county qualifying times to cap success
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Locks Heath made a fantastic start to the new season in the Halloween Meet held at the Mountbatten Centre on October 25.

The club’s whole squad played their part in delivering a performance full of quality – with plenty of personal bests being achieved throughout the day.

Hannah Roberts, 13, secured first position in the 100m butterfly and picked up silver medals in 50m and 100m freestyle.

There was another fine perfomance from Juliet Jarvie, who managed to collect silver medals in both the 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley.

Brothers Taylor and Matthew Collins picked up their first medals – which will give them a confidence boost for the rest of the season.

A sensational start to the campaign by Mary Edwards saw her win four medals in four races.

She claimed gold in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

And then capped off her day with silver in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

Along with Edwards, Shannon Lamb also delivered four medals.

She won gold in her 400m freestyle and picked up two silver medals in the 50m and 100m events.

Lamb also claimed a bronze medal in her 400m individual medley.

Amelia Ayling clocked three personal bests as she carried off three medals.

Ayling won gold in her 200m butterfly and 200 individual medley.

The 100m backstroke saw her claim a second-placed finish.

Four silver medals were won by Kyle Kirkland. The second place finishes came in the 100m and 200m backstroke along with the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Another star performer was Mia Day, who successfully earned second in her 200m freestyle and third in the 200m breaststroke.

May Fletcher performed strongly and managed to register four personal bests in her five races, while picking up a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Top times were also set by Joshua Beaurdo, who picked up bronze medals in his 100m and 200m backstroke.

Beaurdo added 100m breaststroke silver and gold in the 200m event.

Thomas Larby won three medals overall. They comprised of bronzes in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley and silver in the 100m butterfly.

The Halloween Meet also saw Isla Croll state her intent for the season by picking up multiple personal bests.

Harrison Kennedy, 12, grabbed first position in his 200m backstroke and bronze in his 100m freestyle.

Locks Heath’s stunning start to the season was also underlined by a string of county qualifying times.

Lamb hit the mark in her 400m medley, while Ayling (200m butterfly and 200m medley) and Edwards (100m and 200m breaststroke) each secured double delight.