Focus on the Land
Successful nationals for Enterprise
Friday, October 05, 2012
SWIMMING - JOSHUA Taylor-Martin was the star of the show but Enterprise Cars Swim Team had plenty of other highlights to savour from the New Zealand short-course championships which ended in Wellington yesterday.
Taylor-Martin returned home with five gold medals and three silver in the 13 years boys’ age group. He also broke several HBPB short-course records.
Enterprise team coach Matt Martin — Taylor-Martin’s uncle — said it was reward for his consistent improvement.
Fellow 13-year-old Brendan Koevoet was the dark horse of the team, capping his three-medal performance with a HBPB record in finishing second in the 200m backstroke. He shaved 0.05 seconds off the previous record.
Martin said Koevoet had “come out of nowhere” and had made a dramatic improvement since his first junior national meeting in February.
Matthew Scott’s silver medal in the 15yrs boys’ 1500m freestyle was another stand-out effort. Martin said his time tore 21 seconds off his personal best.
Britta Carroll also produced some strong performances including a HBPB record in placing fourth in the 17-18yrs girls’ 400m freestyle.
Chris Dawson completed the champs with sixth in the men’s 200m butterfly last night.
Comet Swimming Club’s Laura Quilter shattered her own HBPB record by nearly a second in placing third in the women’s 100m butterfly.
She won the 16yrs and over 200m freestyle last night.
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