Dolphins a Top Three splash in the JC Dobb

Last Saturday at Hucknall Leisure Centre Dolphins managed to clinch third place overall in the JC Dobb Autumn Trophy with fifth place finish in round three.

One first, ten runner up spots, and 4 third places along with eight personal best making it a good night for the Dolphins.

First places on the night came in the boys 14/U 50m Breaststroke for Lynden Johnson.

With many close finishes the individual runner up spots were a plenty for Dolphins in the 10/U 25m Backstroke      for Sasha York, 10/U 25m Backstroke Tyler Dennis, 12/U 50m Butterfly Katie Hill, Open 50m Freestyle Mark Turner, 10/U  25m Breaststroke Sophie Pritchard, 10/U 25m Breaststroke Joel Gospel, 10/U 25m Butterfly  Ben Staniforth.

Relay runner up spots in the mixed 8/9 4×25 Breaststroke for Luke Chambers, Ellie Norris, Joel, and Sophie. Mixed 10/U 4×25 Medley Luke C, Sophie, Katie, and Ben. Boys open 4×25 Freestyle Relay Lynden, Luke Hill, Gary Johnson and Mark.

Two third places in the 14/U 50m Backstroke and then 50M Freestyle for Luke H, with individual thirds also won in the 10/U 25m Freestyle Sasha and 10/U 25m Freestyle Tyler.

Personal best on the night going to Luke H, Lauren Daft, Tyler, Mark, Jacee Fells, Joel, Sasha and Luka Gospel.

A spokesperson for the club said ‘we are very pleased to finish third overall in the three gala league even though we had some good fortune and favourable circumstance along the way it was a great result for the club. We hope to maintain and improve on this next year by doing everything a little bit better. The margins in swimming are very fine and there is a real difference between losing and failing.’

Result: Radford 207, Kimberley 170, Ilkeston 161, Portland 151, Dolphins 138, Sutton 122

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