Westerns Wraps With More Medals for BC Swimmers

The 2012 Speedo Western Canadian Championships wrapped up on Sunday night in Winnipeg, with many of the faces we've seen on the podium heading up there once - and sometimes two or more times - again.  Leading the way with her third consecutive multiple-medal night was Haley Black (PGB), who scored one of each colour, winning the gold in 15&U 100 Fly, silver in 50 Back and bronze in 200 IM.

Her teammate, Danica Ludlow added a pair of medals herself, with a gold in 15&U 800 Free and silver in 200 Free, capping a weekend that saw the small squad from Prince George have one of their strongest-ever performances at a National meet, finishing fifth in women's team scoring - the highest finish of any BC club.

The other BC gold-medalists on the final night of competition included another repeat winner, as Eva Nagy (VAND) took the gold in 15&U 100 Breastroke, along with Keegan Zanatta (IS) who added to his medal haul for the weekend with the win in men's 200 Free.  Nicolaas Dekker (RAPID) and David Dmitrov (LLSC) swept the gold medals in the two age groups for men's 100 Fly, and Sherry Liu (HYACK) picked up her first win of the meet in the women's 800 Free.

Also winning medals on Sunday night were Amy Sun (WVOSC) in women's 200 Free; Stefan Milosevic (HYACK) with a silver in 16&U boys 1500 Free and bronze in 200 Free; Kierra Smith (LLSC) silvers in women's 200 IM and 100 Breastroke with Jane Mortlock (NRST) picking up the bronze in the 100 Breast; James Dergousoff (CHENA) silver in 16&U boys 100 Breast; Julian Monks (SFU) bronze in men's 100 Breast; Brandon DeCosta (RAPID) silver in 16&U boys 50 Back; Hans Heyer (SFU) and Marcus Chu (VAND) silver and bronze, respectively in men's 50 Back; Emily Overholt (WVOSC) and Heidi Bradley (IS) doing likewise in girls' 100 Fly; and Eric Hedlin (IS) silver in men's 1500 Free.

VAND picked up a bronze in the women's 4x100 Medley Relay, while SFU wrapped up the meet in the final event with a silver in men's race.

Top BC club on the men's side was SFU in third place.

Complete results are available online here.