Ruby Laurence, in lane one, gets ready to race the 50m backstroke.

Ruby Laurence, in lane one, gets ready to race the 50m backstroke.

Four swimmers from the University of Sunderland were in action on day two the BUCS National Championships in Sheffield.

Ruby Laurence began proceedings for Sunderland, finishing fifth in her 50m backstroke heat with a time of 44.4 seconds.

She said: “I was lot faster than usual so I am very pleased about that. It was good fun to take part in an event like this.”

David Crosier and Dan Scurr took part in the men’s 50m backstroke heats with the pair finishing second and seventh respectively in the same heat.

Crosier, who clocked a time of 35.42 seconds, said he “enjoyed the race” but was “focused on tomorrow’s race” as he takes part in the men’s 100m backstroke heats on Sunday morning.

Scurr clocked in to finish in a time of 39.39 seconds.

He said: “I was not expecting such a good time due to the lack of training I have had.

“The lack of training made me tire towards the end of the race, but overall I’m pleased.”

Finally, Josh Campbell finished ninth in the men’s 50m breaststroke heats with a time of 33.01 seconds.

Campbell said: “It was a good race for me until the last 10 metres as my stroke was all over the place. That is something I must work on training for upcoming competitions.”

The afternoon session will include Stephen Mitchinson and Glenn Lowes in the men’s 50m freestyle heats, whilst Josh Campbell will return to the pool for the 200m breaststroke heats.

Meanwhile, Androniki Mazi will be competing in the women’s 50m freestyle relay before the men attempt to win another relay heat in the 4x100m medley after last night’s triumph.



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