2018 Tier I Summer Championships - Day 1 Recap

The 2018 Swim BC Tier I Summer Championships got off to a hot start on Friday morning in Kelowna. The meet, hosted by the Kelowna Aquajets Swim Club, has approximately 375 swimmers set to race over the course of the weekend. 

 

Two records fell on Friday, both at the hands of Madisen Jacques (HYACK). Jacques took her first provincial record on Friday morning in the Girls 11-12 400m IM. She dipped under the 5:00 barrier for the first time in a time of 4:58.17, 2.03 seconds faster than the 13 year old record set by Alyssa Bakken in 2005. Later in the afternoon session, she broke her own record set back in March in the Girls 11-12 100m FL. This record not only marks a new provincial standard but a new national standard as well. Congratulations, Madisen! 

 

Highlights from the Friday morning and afternoon sessions include the Boys 11 and under 200m FR, Girls 11-12 200m BR, Girls 10 and under 100m BK, and Boys 12-13 100m FL. The Boys 11 and under 200m FR saw the top 10 swimmers all drop time. The biggest time drop in the event went to Daniel Jin (RAPID) was a 28.34 second best time. Justin Jung (HYACK) came out on top in the event with a time of 2:12.71, followed by Matthew Wang (PSW) in a 2:16.06, and Nolan Crisp (UVPCS) in a 2:17.37. The Girls 11-12 200m BR was also a great event for best times, with the top 27 swimmers all cutting time off their entry times. 17th place finisher Sienna Harder (LOSC) cut a whopping 20.76 seconds off of her entry time. Kodi Wiman (KWIC) charged to a victory in a 2:56.82, followed by Yu An Sun (GATOR) in a 3:00.80.  Brynn Firth (HANEY) touched just 0.30 seconds behind Sun following a strong last 50 meters to claim the bronze medal in a 3:01.10. The Girls 10 and under 100m BK showcased great racing amongst the competitors. Riley Andrusak (ISC) claimed the gold medal in a 1:18.92. Briana Chiu (VPSC) had a strong last 50 meters to even split the race and capture the silver medal. Kailyn Firth (HANEY) was hot on their heels in a 1:21.07. The closest race came for fourth place between Elina Huang (PSW) and Paige Korbely (HYACK). Huang went out fast, just enough so as to hold of Korbely to claim fourth in a 1:21.61 to Korbely’s 1:21.62. The top 12 finishers in the Boys 12-13 100m FL all went best times. The biggest drop in this event went to Finn Vukusic (KCS) who sliced a solid 28.81 seconds from his previous best. Jadyn Johnston (WLBF) cruised to a decisive victory in a 1:02.19. Jean-Paul Low (WDSC) nabbed silver in a 1:04.66 and Tadahiro (Hiro) Hiruki (VPSC) rounded out the podium in a 1:06.02. 

 

Team Scores

1. HYACK 562.5

2. PSW 416.5

3. VPSC 334.5

4. CDSC 308

5. KWIC 259

6. CHENA 200.5

7. ISC 164

8. SKSC 163

9. WSC 142

10. WVOSC 130

 

Keep up the stellar racing over the next two days of competition!