SWIMMING: Best finish yet for Team Luton

Team Luton's men enjoyed their best ever finish in the 2015 Great Britain Masters Decathlon Team competition as they came 13th, having amassed a grand total of 16,321 points.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 10:00 am
Quartet: Colin Mayes, Graham Powell,  Alastair Gibb and Dave Wright
Quartet: Colin Mayes, Graham Powell, Alastair Gibb and Dave Wright

In 2013, Team Luton broke into the top 30 for the first time, finishing in 23rd place with 12,468 points, before improving on this with 14th last year, scoring 14,555 points.

However, this season, the team of Colin Mayes (60), Graham Powell (59), Alastair Gibb (55) and Dave Wright (54) have gone one place higher, scoring over 1,800 points more than 2014 from the same number of races (37).

In the individual decathlon competition, Graham Powell finished 33rd with 5,121 points from his 10 qualifying races, improving on last season’s effort of 46th with 4,501 points.

Alastair Gibb secured 4,110 points from his 10 races, 159 more than in 2014, to be placed 97th individually.

Having swum one more qualifying race than the previous year, Dave Wright secured 3,810 points for the team to be ranked 124th, compared to 3,405pts and 151st place in 2014.

Colin Mayes was Team Luton’s fourth highest scoring male in 2015 with 3,280 points from eight races, bettering his 2,298 points in 2014 from five races.