Continuing the theme of hard and fast racing, BC athletes once again lit up the pool at the 2017 Canadian Junior Championships. Events of the day included the Girls 800m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, and a 4x100 Medley Relay.
The Girls 15-17 800m Free had a fantastic showing of BC swimmers finishing in the top 10. Chantel Jeffery (CSSSC) led the way for BC athletes as she claimed a silver medal with a time of 9:00.36, but not far behind in third place was Octavia Lau (HYACK), who finished less than three seconds behind to take the bronze medal with a time of 9:02.95. The string of BC athletes continued, as Ellie Maradyn (VPSC) and Avery Movold (PGB) finished 4th and 5th with times of 9:05.55 and 9:07.21 respectively. Dropping over eight seconds off her best time, Kyla Ross (ISC) capped off the top 10 with a time of 9:13.15. The Girls 15-17 800 Free showing was one of the best from BC athletes thus far in the meet. Fantastic job girls!!
Switching to the Boys 14-16 100m Breast, Joe Zhang (VPSC) led the way for BC swimmers as he finished in 5th place with a new best time of 1:06.58. Brodie Young (HYACK) continued his busy meet with yet another A final swim, touching in 9th with a time of 1:07.68.
Speaking of being busy, Ryley McRae (KCS) nabbed another medal, this time a silver in the Boys 14-16 200m Fly, finishing 2nd with a time of 2:04.90. This was McRae’s 3rd medal, his first silver of the meet. Raben Dommann, who is also getting tons of final swims, touched in 7th place in the 200 Fly with a best time of 2:08.95, almost a full second off his previous personal best.
Finally, the night’s last event was the 4x100 Medley Relay, where the VPSC team of Giselle Steiner, Joe Zhang, Joel Goh, and Mackenzie Gunther swam hard to finish in 9th with a time of 4:12.68.
That wraps up Day 3 of 2017 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships, there has been a fantastic showing of BC athletes from all around the province and they will look to continue this run of success!