Tier I Day 2 - Recap

Day 2 of the 2018 Swim BC Tier II - Winter Championships took place on Saturday in Penticton. Events for the day included the 100m BR, 100m FR, 400m FR, 200m IM, Mixed 200m FR relay, and Mixed 200m Medley relay. 

 

Highlights from the day include the Boys 12-13 100m BR, Girls 11-12 100m FR, Girls 10 and under 400m FR, and Boys 11 and under 200m IM. The Boys 12-13 100m BR showcased a tight race between David Wang (VPSC) and Nicholas Huang (SKSC). Wang had a strong last 50m to pull ahead of Huang and touch first in a time of 1:15.77. Huang followed closely behind in a 1:15.90. Nathan Wong (GATOR) claimed the final medal of the event in a 1:16.97. The Girls 11-12 100m FR had numerous tight races within the top 8 swimmers, as all competitors touched within two seconds of each other. The top 16 girls all went best times. Olivia Howse (EVDSC) slid into first place with a 1:02.75, followed by Jenna Blythe (CHENA) in a 1:02.89, and Abigail Jerome (KWIC) in a 1:03.65. The Girls 10 and under 400m FR saw lots of best times, with 18 out of 21 swimmers beating their previous bests. The biggest drop went to ninth place finisher Claire Bagabuyo (KCS) with a 50.77 second best time. Natalie Wongsoputro (SKSC) and Kelly Qi (PSW) touched within 0.07 seconds of each other. Wongsoputro hit the wall first in a time of 5:20.13 and Qi followed in a 5:20.20. Kailyn Firth (HANEY) snagged the bronze medal in a 5:27.02. The Boys 11 and under 200m IM is one of two heats and finals races for the age group, the other being the 200m FR. Justin Jung (HYACK) charged to a decisive victory with a four second lead over the rest of the field. Jung touched in a 2:33.90. Charles Zheng (PSW) and Ryder Litke (KCS) had a tight battle on the final 50m, which Zheng won in a time of 2:37.56. Litke followed in a 2:37.99.

 

Combined Team Scores

1. PSW 623.5

2. HYACK 458.5

3. VPSC 430

4. KWIC 369.5

5. RAPID 285

6. CDSC 271

7. ISC 237

8. WVOSC 220

8. WSC 220

10. PGB 176

 

Keep up the amazing swimming and momentum for the final day of racing!