Blake cuts up pool for national title

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Blake Farr, centre, flanked by Brayden Meuli, left, and Louis Fitzjohn, with the gold medal he...
Blake Farr, centre, flanked by Brayden Meuli, left, and Louis Fitzjohn, with the gold medal he claimed at the New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships. Photo: Peter Jenca.
Ashburton College swimmer Blake Farr has returned from the New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships with a national title to his name and some top performances.

Farr, swimming in the boys 15 years category, won the 100m freestyle, claimed bronze in the 200m freestyle and swam personal best times in all his races.

An impressive few days of swimming saw the Year 11 student finish 4th in the 800m freestyle, 6th in 400m freestyle and 8th in the 50m and 1500m freestyle events.

Fellow Ashburton College swimmer Hannah King also had a great meet at her first appearance at national short course.

She swam personal best times in all but one race and was unlucky not to come away with a medal, claiming fourth in two of her events (200m breaststroke and 400m IM).

King set a new Canterbury record in the girls 13 years 1500m freestyle event, smashing the previous record by 19 seconds.

 

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