2018 RBC Canadian Junior Championships - Day 4 Recap

Another hot day in Winnipeg for the fourth day of competition at the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Championships, but the heat did nothing to slow down a number of SwimBC athletes.

Camryn Stannard (NRST) kicked things off for BC in the “A” finals, as she took the bronze in a close 13-14 girls 200Free race with a time of 2:06.08.  A short time later, Chantel Jeffrey (ISC) matched that with a bronze-medal performance of her own in 2:03.78 in the 15-17yr. girls event. Her teammate, Kyla Ross was two places back in 2:05.46, while Amanda McCallum was seventh in 2:06.08.

Raben Dommann (CHENA) had a busy night once again, getting going with the 200 Free where he came from well back to capture the boys’ 16-18yrs. bronze medal; he followed that up at the end of the evening with a masterful performance in the 1500 Free,  improving his PB by over five seconds and  just over half a second away from the winning time at Trials last week in Edmonton.  Justin Fotherby (KISU), meanwhile, in the 14-15yr. boys race, similarly improved his time by a significant margin, dropping his PB by almost 12 seconds to win the bronze in a time of 16:23.98.

The 100 backstroke events saw Haley Klenk (SPART) attack right from the start, then hanging on by just 2/100th second to claim the silver medal in the 15-17yr. girls race in a lifetime PB of 1:03.07, while Tayden De Pol (NRST) did a great job in bouncing back from a disappointing result in the 200 Back earlier in the meet to take the silver in the 14-15yr. boys, also in a lifetime PB with 0:57.47.

Ashley McMillan completed a very busy day of racing, as she came off a close 4th-place finish in 100 Back to win the bronze in 200BR just over half an hour later, with a time of 2:40.78.  Andrea Kraetzer (KWIC) finished fifth with a lifetime best of 2:44.71.

Emma Myburgh (ISC) followed up her victory in the 100BR yesterday by taking a narrow lead through most of the 15-17yr. girls 200BR before just barely being out-touched at the finish to claim the silver in 2:34.56, while Tina Guan (CHENA) picked up her first medal of the meet with a 2:35.51 for bronze.

The 14-15yr. boys final saw Dylan Kormendy (ISC) finish fifth in 2:26.98, while Michael Schmidt (UVPCS) was just behind him in 2:27.10.

Competition in the pool wraps up on Sunday with the same schedule as previous days, and then the Canadian Junior Championships wrap up on Monday at St. Malo Provincial Park with the 1.5 and 3.0K open-water races.