Sockeyes haul home medals

The Salmon Arm Sockeyes had a very exciting weekend at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships.

Division 1 Boys relay team receive their gold medals in the 200 freestyle relay.  From left are: Jordyn Konrad (coach), Sam Calkins, Rowan Trow, Connor Levins, Eric Moore, Erin Miller (coach) and Chelsea Stadnyk (coach).

Division 1 Boys relay team receive their gold medals in the 200 freestyle relay. From left are: Jordyn Konrad (coach), Sam Calkins, Rowan Trow, Connor Levins, Eric Moore, Erin Miller (coach) and Chelsea Stadnyk (coach).

The Salmon Arm Sockeyes swim club had a very exciting weekend at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships held in Coquitlam Aug. 16 to 18. There were many outstanding swims by the 27 swimmers who participated in the meet.

Division one boy swimmers included Rowan Trow who placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, second in the 50 backstroke and second in the 50 fly; Eric Moore, who placed first in the 50 fly, second in the 100 IM, fourth in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 freestyle; and Connor Levins, who placed third in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle. These boys teamed up with Sam Calkins to win gold medals in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

For the division one girls, Abby Bushell placed eighth in the 50 backstroke. She swam on a couple of division-three girls relay teams with Julianne Moore, Emma Levins and Lauren Ough.

In division-two boys, Matthew Bushell  placed seventh in the 50 backstroke, eighth in the 100 IM and tenth in the 50 freestyle.

For division-two girls, Julianne Moore placed first in the 50 fly, second in the 100 IM, second in the 50 breaststroke, and third in the 100 freestyle.

For division-three boys, Stephen Moore placed first in the 50 breaststroke, first in the 100 IM, third in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 50 fly; Jamie Trow  placed eighth in the 50 backstroke and ninth in the 50 breaststroke; and Tyler Bushell placed fifth in the 100 IM and seventh in the 100 freestyle. Matthew Bushell swam with these boys in the division three 200 medley and freestyle relays where they won two silver medals.

For division-three girls, Chantel Jeffrey won all four of her individual events: the 100 IM, 50 fly, 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle, setting a provincial record in the 50 fly. Also in division three, Emma Levins placed tenth in the 50 breaststroke and thirteenth in the 50 backstroke.

For division-four boys, Sunny Pickup placed thirteenth in the 100 breaststroke, sixteenth in the 200 IM nineteenth in the 100 freestyle and nineteenth in the 50 fly.

For division-four girls, Claire Hall placed second in the  100 freestyle, third in the 50 fly, fourth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 200 IM; Emma-Leigh Chapman placed fifth in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 50 freestyle; and Cassidy O’Flaherty  placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke. These girls teamed up with Chantel Jeffrey to win a silver medal in the 200 medley relay and a gold medal in the 200 freestyle relay events in division four.

For division-five boys, Gaelyn Gilliam placed third in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle; and Matthew Nesdoly placed third in the 100 backstroke, eighth in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 200 IM.  These boys combined with Sunny Pickup and Brayden Gilliam to form a division six relay team which placed eighth in the 200 medley and ninth in the 200 freestyle relay events.

For division-five girls, Tricia Fair placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, first in the 100 backstroke and first in the 50 fly. She also joined Eliza Jane Kitchen, Erin Miller and Jordyn Konrad to pick up gold medals and set new provincial records in the division eight 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay events.

In division-six girls, Eliza Jane Kitchen had a very good meet, placing first in the 200 IM, first in the 100 breaststroke, second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke.

The lone division-six boy swimmer was Brayden Gilliam, who placed first in the 100 fly, third in the 50 fly and eighth in the 100 freestyle.

For the division-seven girls, Carly Pullin placed sixteenth in the 100 backstroke, nineteenth in the 100 freestyle and twenty-first in the 50 freestyle; Natajsha Nesdoly placed twelfth in the 200 IM and eighteenth in the 100 freestyle; and Chelsea Stadnyk placed fourth in the 50 fly. These girls joined Abbie Nesdoly to place eleventh in the in the 200 freestyle relay and eighth in the 200 medley relay.

 

Salmon Arm Observer