Hatfield Swimming Club athletes in University action

PUBLISHED: 15:41 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:19 26 October 2009

Johnny Quinn

Johnny Quinn

HATFIELD Swimming Club members won five medals at the British Universities Long-Course Championships in Sheffield. Johnny Quinn, competing for London University, claimed a silver medal in the 400m medley after recording a time of 2 minutes 06.29 seconds a

HATFIELD Swimming Club members won five medals at the British Universities Long-Course Championships in Sheffield.

Johnny Quinn, competing for London University, claimed a silver medal in the 400m medley after recording a time of 2 minutes 06.29 seconds and a bronze in the 200m medley in 4 mins 31.35 secs.

Guy Sherwin collected silver in the 50m freestyle for the University of Herts with a time of 33.93 seconds and John Sargent was the 200m backstroke runner-up in 2 mins 03.50 secs.

Charlotte Slater grabbed bronze in the 200m butterfly, clocking 2 mins 26.25 secs.

The University of Hertfordshire, for whom many of the Hatfield club swimmers competed, finished the meet in fourth place.

They were behind the likes of Loughborough, Stirling and Bath, who are three of British Swimming's Intensive Leisure Centres, all with 50m pools.

The fourth place was UH's highest ever position in the competition.

Apart from the medal winners, Hatfield had other competitors in the finals of some other events.

Lawrence Lowman finished fifth in the 1,500m free in 16 mins 27.59 secs.

Charlotte Slater was seventh in the 200m free with 2 mins 12.91 secs.

Sean Leahy came sixth in the 200m free in 1 min 55.81 secs. John Sargent was just outside the medals as he was fourth in the 50m backstroke in 27.41 secs.

James Allchorne, swimming for London University, was sixth in the 50m breaststroke in 30.12 secs.

Charlotte Slater claimed seventh in the 100m fly in 1 min 07.99 secs.

Swimming for Exeter, Warren Barrett came eighth in the 50m free in 24.93 secs.

Hatfield club member Barrett was also fifth in the 50m fly with 25.96 secs.

Nicci Richards was seventh in the 200m breaststroke, clocking 2 mins 55.25 secs.

Sean Leahy was sixth in the 400m medley in 4 mins 34.82 secs and was part of the University of Herts men's 4 x 100m free team that came fourth in 3 mins 32.21 secs.

Johnny Quinn just missed another medal after coming fourth in the 400m free, clocking 4 mins 02.05 secs.

Swimming for Oxford, Kouji Urata was eighth in the 200m fly in 2 mins 08.85 secs.

Sean Leahy was fourth in the 200m medley in a time of 2 mins 08.36 secs.

Finally, John Sargent was fourth in the 100m back in a time of 57.96 secs.

Herts' men's 4 x 100m medley team finished fourth in 3 mins 57.59 secs.

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