Our young TeamBC members, who are striving to post Canadian top-ranked swims to gain selection to the National Development Team tour to Florida in January-February, posted some excellent performances on the second night of finals at the Paul Bergen Junior International Invitational meet in Beaverton, OR, while some spectacular record-breaking performances came from other SwimBC members in attendance who are representing their home clubs.
James Dergousoff (CHENA) got things going for the youthful TeamBC squad by winning the "B" final in men's 200 Breast, posting a lifetime best of 2:17.15. Other "B" finalists were Stefan Milosevic (HYACK) who finished sixth in the "B" final in 200 Back, Haley Black (PGB) who was fourth in 50 Fly, and Sterling King (PGB) who was second in 400 Free, having broken the 4:00 barrier in that event for the first time, finishing in 3:57.38.
Danica Ludlow (PGB) was the lone "A" finalist TeamBC had at the meet, finishing seventh overall in 400 Free.
Shortly after that, in the "A" final of the men's 400 Free, Keegan Zanatta (IS) posted what might be the swim of the meet thus far, posting a time of 4:45.79, breaking the previous meet record by just 4/100th second - a record that was set in 2004 by current world-record holder in the event, Paul Biederman.
Earlier in the evening, after Sergey Holson (VAND) had picked up a bronze medal in 50 Free, Kierra Smith (LLSC), going head-to-head with current record holder, Ashley McGregor, broke the meet record in the women's 200 Breast, also setting a new Canadian 15-17yrs. record in the process. Noemie Thomas (VAND) followed that up breaking the SwimBC women's record in 50 Fly, as she finished a close second in that event.
The other BC medalist on day 2 was Evan Broderick (VAND), who took bronze in men's 200 Breast.
Results available online at http://results.teamunify.com/osthsc/.