Piranhas retain trophy

AFTER a close competition, Huntingdon Piranhas swimming club retained the Bongo Raj Spring Shield trophy for the third successive year. The Piranhas left themselves a lot to do as they trailed by 12 points with only ten races to go in the event, held at

AFTER a close competition, Huntingdon Piranhas swimming club retained the Bongo Raj Spring Shield trophy for the third successive year.

The Piranhas left themselves a lot to do as they trailed by 12 points with only ten races to go in the event, held at Huntingdon Leisure Centre.

They turned things round, however, with a storming finish that saw them take six wins from the remaining races and leap-frog runners-up Chatteris to win by two points.

Mildenhall finished third and Bottisham were fourth.


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The five individual wins the club registered on the night were courtesy of Megan Waring in the U11 50m butterfly, Samantha Green in the U13 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, Hannah Brand in the U15 50m breaststroke, and Katherine Stanworth in the open 50m backstroke.

In an event that saw the team set 21 personal best times, the Piranhas also won three of the mixed age relays.

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FOUR other Piranhas competed in the Luton Open Swimming Gala, taking a gold medal and two bronzes, as well as 14 personal best times, between them.

Chelsea Prouten won gold in the U12 50m butterfly, and bronze in the U12 50m breaststroke.

Tamara Richards took a bronze medal in the U13 50m butterfly.

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