Sharks win

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Wim­mera District 12 swimmers will en­joy a break for Christ­mas be­fore re­sum­ing the 2017-18 sea­son in Ararat on Fe­bru­ary 3.

Hor­sham Sharks ac­cu­mu­lated 437 points to win the Neil Ross Tro­phy, a club award for the high­est num­ber of points dur­ing the week­end’s meet at War­rackn­abeal.

The meet at­tracted 113 swimmers, with 19 from Ararat, one each from Bal­larat and Grampians, 22 from Hor­sham, 20 from St Ar­naud, 17 from Stawell and 33 from War­rackn­abeal.

Swimmers con­tested 68 events in age groups rang­ing from eight and un­der to open divi­sion.

Younger swimmers chal­lenged them­selves by en­ter­ing open events as well as their age-group events.

The largest num­ber of com­peti­tors was in the 11-12 years girls events. Re­lays were hotly con­tested and there were sev­eral tight fin­ishes in in­di­vid­ual races.

Tro­phies Phil­lips Tro­phy for fastest fe­male in 11 and un­der 50m but­ter­fly, Jorja Clode, Hor­sham Sharks; RSL Tro­phy, male open 100m freestyle win­ner, Matthew Ough, Hor­sham Sharks; Maroney Tro­phy, fe­male open 100m freestyle win­ner, An­naliese Spark, Stawell St­ingrays; G and K Fer­gu­son Tro­phy, fe­male swim­mer over 17 years placed high­est over four strokes, Han­nah Jen­nings, St Ar­naud; Neil Ross Tro­phy, club award for high­est points at the meet, Hor­sham Sharks. Team re­sults: Hor­sham 437, War­rackn­abeal 358, St Ar­naud 352, Ararat 344, Stawell 302, Grampians 39 and Bal­larat 34.

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