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Crewe Flyers soar to success in Leigh
6:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
CREWE Flyers made the trip to Leigh Sports Village in the first round of the Arena North West Swimming League and clinched 21 top three finishes.
Division One comprises of 18 team competing in three galas, with the top six teams after two rounds battling it out for promotion to the Premier Division.
The Flyers took 30 swimmers and were drawn in lane six against Leyland, Chorley, Preston, Horwich and Blackburn, but competed well to gain a credible fifth place overall on the night.
Ewan Cameron, Ben Cleaveley, Aaron Glover and Ryan Rimmer all scooped individual first places, before Cleaveley and Cameron were joined by Scott Coutts and Ben Buckley for a win in the open freestyle relay.
Grace Farr collected two second place individual finishes with Beth Moore, Cleaveley, Coutts and Eastwood also taking individual second places throughout the night.
Daniel Mears joined an under 15s freestyle relay team of Rimmer, Eastwood and Glover to take second place.
A team of Grace Farr, Emma Duff, Bryony Crank and Emma Duff were runners-up in the under 15s medley relay and finished third in the open medley.
Grace and Georgia Farr, Crank, Glover, Moore and Joe Stather also took third places in their individual events.
Elsewhere, valuable points were gained by Brendan Conway, Jake Brassington, Stuart Coutts, Ben Hinbest, Ben Woolley, Joe Salisbury, Oliver Torjussen, Rachel Bradshaw, Issy Pountain, Rebecca Stacchini, Lili Ann Cummings, Sydney Morgan, Grace Gillard and Lucy Shufflebotham.
The final scores on the night were; Chorley 212, Horwich 188, Preston 174, Leyland 171, Crewe 156, Blackburn 130.
Flyers team: Open; Ben Buckley, Ewan Cameron, Ben Cleaveley, Scott Coutts. Under 15s; Stuart Eastwood, Aaron Glover, Daniel Mears, Ryan Rimmer. Under 13s; Jake Brassington, Brendan Conway, Ben Hinbest, Joe Stather. Under 11s; Stuart Coutts, Joe Salisbury, Oliver Torjussen, Ben Woolley. Under 15s; Nadia Barr, Catriona Cody, Bryony Crank, Emma Duff, Grace Farr, Beth Moore. Under 13s; Rachel Bradshaw, Georgia Farr, Issy Pountain, Rebecca Stacchini. Under 11s; Lilli Ann Cummings, Grace Gillard, Lucy Shufflebotham, Sydney Morgan.