Mildenhall six pick up 39 medals

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The largest turnout from Mildenhall Sharks at a Masters meet for a number of years saw six swimmers competing at the Suffolk Masters event at Sudbury last Sunday.

This was the first Masters event for Shelley Hill — who won an impressive six medals — and Jemma Garry — who took two in the very competitive 16-24 age group.

Gaz Jones, despite not competing for a few years, had the best results with six gold and two silver medals, closely followed by Jeannie Morley with four gold and four silver.

Derek Marsh and Rob Garry, despite competing in the same age group, managed to enter different races (except 100m individual medley) and won seven and eight medals respectively.

Mildenhall totalled 39 medals, including three overall and 11 county gold medals.

Newmarket Swimming Club sent a team of nine to the meeting with three club members achieving county gold in all their events — Jane Smith (five), Lisa Withers (four) and Peter Winter (four).

Superb swims also came from Ellie Frost — who gained a new personal best (pb) time in the 50m butterfly — and Lisa Withers, with a pb in the 100m individual medley.

The strongest competition was in the seniors’ (16-24 years) category where the team of Adam Kemp, Matt Reynolds, Ellie Frost, James Hood, Alyx Hatton and Livvii Curtin came home with one gold, two silver and eight bronze medals between them.