The BC athletes in attendance at the 2018 Ontario Junior International meet in Toronto finished off the meet with more stellar results, with some more medals, and a provincial record.
Things got off to a great start as Octavia Lau (HYACK) picked up her second medal of the meet in the women’s 800 Free, while Kyla Ross (ISC), competing there as part of Swim BC’s fifteen-member Select Training Squad initiative, finished with a new PB in the event in sixth place.
The first race after that saw one of the best individual performances of the meet, as Ashley McMillan (KISU), another member of the Swim BC contingent, finished fourth in the women’s 200IM, just two-tenths away from the bronze medal. In doing so, obliterating the previous 13-14 girls Swim BC record in the event, breaking it by almost two full seconds, after coming within a couple tenths in prelims.
Axana Merckx (KAJ) another of our athletes at the meet, posted a new PB in that same event finishing sixth.
Kyla Leibel (ISC) made it five-for-five, in getting to the podium in all six of her individual races, taking the bronze in the women’s 100 Free, finishing behind two athletes from the British team in attendance at the meet. James LeBuke (CSSSC), came tantalizingly close to another medal, this time in 100 Free, finishing fourth in a new PB in the event.
Jamie Hellard (UVPCS) finished eighth in the women’s 50 Breast final, while Scott Pfeifer (SKSC) and Hugh McNeill (LOSC) each won the “B” final in their respective events - 50 Breast and 200 Back.
Sehajvir Singh (HYACK) wrapped up the individual event Top8 finishers with a fifth-place finish in the 1500Free, posting a new personal best in the event.
Our Team BC men’s team broke through to the medal podium after coming close on Friday and Saturday night, as Tayden De Pol (NRST), Joshua Kim (LOSC), Justice Migneault (SKSC) and LeBuke captured the silver medal in the 4x100 M.R.