Silver lining for swimmers

Three individual silver medallists compiled great results at the BC Long AA Course Championships.

Jakob Hall won silver medals in 50 and 80 freestyle.

Three individual silver medallists compiled great results from the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club during the BC Long AA Course Championships in Kamloops from June 24-26.

Jakob Hall, Amy Leighton and Isaac Mastroianni all claimed silver medals at the meet.

Hall (10) grabbed his in the 11-and-under 50 and 80 freestyle events and took an additional bronze in 400 freestyle. Hall was also a first-time provincial qualifier and set new AAA times in 50 (33.50), 100 (1:14.96) and 400 (5:40.84) freestyle.

Leighton (15) nabbed silver in 14-and-over 200 IM and Mastroianni (13) took silver in age 12-13 1500 freestyle and swam a new AAA time in 400 freestyle (5:05.54). Isaac Dolan grabbed 12th in 1500 freestyle.

In addition to the medallists, Natalie DeMille (11) was another first-time provincial qualifier and her best result was 14th in 100 backstroke.

PRASC’s Isaac Dolan (12) had a best result of 12th in 1500 freestyle.

Jarred McMeekin (14) swam a best result of ninth in 400 IM and 50 and 100 breaststroke, while Liam Pikola (13) was named a first-time provincial qualifier and took 12th in 50 breaststroke.

PRASC also took part in the Points North relay team (comprised of teams from Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers).

DeMille finished 15th in 14-and-under girls’ 200 free relay and 20th in 200 medley with Kitimat’s Charlotte Collier, Iris Striker and Emilie Krabes. McMeekin, Mastroianni, Dolan and Kitimat’s Izzak Velho won bronze in 200 free and took fifth in 200 medley in 14-and-under-boys.

Last but not least, McMeekin once again medalled in the relay category when he scored bronze in 200 free and grabbed fifth in 200 medley in the Open Boys’ category with teammates Nolan Striker (Kitimat), Renzo Zanardo (Terrace) and Izzak and Ethan Velho (Kitimat).