2012 Masters Decathlon
Exmouth’s Men’s Decathlon team led the nationwide decathlon competition going into the final Masters event of the year. They finally finished 2nd in the UK just missing out to Otter SC for the cash prize. The final points were; Otter SC 1st with 20267 points, 2nd Exmouth Masters on 19949 points & in 3rd place came Gloucester Masters on 19826 points.
The decathlon competition compares the times achieved with the world record for that event with times adjusted to take into consideration the swimmer’s age. Points are then awarded for each swim and a swimmer’s final points tally totals the swimmer’s best swim in 8 categories and their next best two swims. The team event then adds up the highest scoring four swimmers from each club to determine the team’s overall score. Exmouth’s top four swimmers were Bill Letch, Ross Szender, Olly White and Richard Lander.
Masters Coach Bob Clarke commented on the teams improving performance over the last two years, “Fourth last year, second this year can’t wait for next year!!” with the clear aim of the team being to improve further and win the event in 2013.
Exmouth world champion Bill Letch, as well as being the Exmouth men’s team’s top scorer also place third in the individual competition with 6740 points, only missing out on first place by a couple hundred points.
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