Dartes make a sprint finish at Yorkshire’s

Max Litchfield
Max Litchfield

BROTHERS Max and Joe Litchfield were again on top form as Doncaster Dartes ended the Yorkshire Championships on a high.

Max (pictured) made all four sprint finals during the final session of the championships, winning gold in the backstroke and butterfly, silver in the freestyle and finishing fourth in the breaststroke.

The Askern Spa swimmer also gained two national sprint times in the backstroke and freestyle.

His younger brother Joe was not to be outdone and collected gold in the butterfly and backstroke, in addition to bronze medals in the breaststroke and freestyle.

In the process the 13-year-old also set new club records in the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke.

Among several impressive Dartes performers, Jarvis Parkinson, nine-year-old Gill Clarke and Shannon Dodson also came to the fore.

Parkinson (Arm) secured gold in the breaststroke, silver in the freestyle and bronze medals in the butterfly and backstroke.

Clarke (Arm) also reached the final in all four events and picked up three medals in the process.

The youngster won gold in the backstroke, silver in the butterfly, bronze in freestyle and fourth in the breaststroke.

Dodson (Adw) qualified in eighth place for the freestyle final but still went on to claim gold and record a national sprint time in the process.

The 14-year-old also collected gold in the backstroke, set another club record and also gained her second national sprint time.

Jessica Gillatt (SAS) led from start to finish in the 14/15 years breaststroke to win gold in a club record time.

Robbie Casson (Adw) won gold in the nine-year-old’s backstroke, while silver went to Bradley Hurdiss (Dvl).

Casson went on to win the bronze medal in the butterfly and silver in the freestyle.

Sophie Coy (Adw) set a club record to win silver in the breaststroke, while Harvey Williamson (Arm) came away with a silver in the ten-year-old’s backstroke.