Final place

ERIN Cranston, Montrose, was a finalist in the Brodies Scottish Schools’ Swimming Championship finals which took place on Saturday, January 29, at Tollcross in Glasgow.

Swimmers representing Tayside schools accrued four gold, five silver and six individual bronze medals, as well as one team bronze.

Angus swimmers were well represented in these finals with Lauren Doughty, from Monifieth HS, winning gold in the girls’ 12-year 50m breaststroke event.

There was an extremely exciting race in the boys’ 13/14 year 100m butterfly with Ross Geddes from Arbroath High School winning bronze.

Robyn Hill, Websters HS, who competes in the same age group next year, won a silver medal in the girls’ 13/14 years 200IM.

Many of the swimmers also gained LC personal best times and displayed improved race skills and technique.

Other Angus finalists were Skye Redford, Southmuir PS; Blair Geddes, Colliston PS; Ellie Finlayson, Megan Baty, Blair Fotheringham and Beth Milne, Forfar Academy; Amy Robertson, Heather Ingram, Rachel Keenan, Scott Mitchell, Blair Doughty and Martin D’All, Monifieth HS; Katie Phillips, Websters HS; Matthew Michie, Burnside PS; Nathan Watt, Arbroath HS; and Sarah Cummins, Carnoustie HS.

Marion Durham, Angus; Drew Burnett, Dundee and Elaine Johnstone, Perth and Kinross, and were the team managers for the Tayside squad.