Connor’s six-hit Masters success

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CONNOR Crozier won every event he took part in to lead City of Sunderland Masters’ success story in the North East Counties Open Masters swimming #event.

In the 18-24 years category, Crozier claimed six victories on a great day at South Shields’ Haven Point pool against good opposition from across the country.

He completed the 50m and 100m double in freestyle and backstroke, while also triumphing in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.

In the same category, clubmate Calum Conway won the 100m butterfly, adding second-place finishes in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Neil Shutt won the 100m individual medley in the 35-39 section, was second in the 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle, and also claimed third place in the 50m freestyle.

Chris Toop, in the same category, was runner-up in the 200m medley and third in the 100m medley.

In the over 60 category, Graeme Shutt won the 50m backstroke and placed fourth in the 50m breaststroke, while Norman Stephenson was second in the 100m butterfly, 200m medley and 200m breaststroke, and ended third in the 50m breaststroke. He also had two fourth-place finishes in the 100m medley and 50m butterfly.

Meanwhile, Sunderland’s Ronan Dooley and Geoff Armstrong have competed in recent open water events, the Buttermere Lake 10k, the Coniston Lake 5.25 mile race and the Kielder one mile event. Armstrong gained an excellent third place against 200 other competitors at Kielder.