Double gold for St. Eunan’s Leon Vaughan

Double gold for St. Eunan’s Leon Vaughan
Another great performance from Leon Vaughan representing St. Eunan’s College.

Another great performance from Leon Vaughan representing St. Eunan’s College.

Leon won the gold medal in the 50 metres backstroke in the Ulster Grammars in November and followed this up on Saturday in Ballymena taking gold in the 100 metres backstroke finishing ahead of Shane Manley (Royal Belfast Academy Ins.) and Thomas Kane (Coleraine Ins.)

In this race Leon took two seconds off his time to record 1.03 secs in the 100 metres backstroke and it was needed as his competitors gave him a great race. Leon also took bronze in the 100 metres butterfly against strong Ulster opposition and as these two races were run consecutively it made a great performance.

The St. Eunan’s College Individual medley team made the day also by taking the bronze medal in a very competitive with Methody Belfast in 4th place.

St. Eunan’s College had experience in Leon Vaughan and Caolan Vaughan and two new swimmers came into the team on Friday with Gavin Cox and junior student Johnathan Martin and they performed to the highest level to won the medal. On the day there other good swims from the Junior medley team of Brian Diver, Thomas Coyle, Matthew Sweeney and Philip Blazejczek.

In the individual events there were also great swims from Brian Diver in the 100 metres freestyle with a new personal best and Johnathan Martin who made the final of the freestyle just missing out in a medal. St. Eunan’s College co-ordinator Edward Harvey would like the Swilly Seals coaches Richard Vaughan and Chris Hudy who accompanied the teams as well to Ballymena.