Hagen, Rapids claim Terrace swim meet

A little revenge was in the cards for the PRASC Rapids as they took on the region at the Terrace Bluebacks-hosted regional swim meet.

A little revenge was in the cards for the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids in January as they took on the region at the Terrace Bluebacks-hosted regional swim meet.

The result was a narrow victory over Kitimat – last year’s victors – by a slim margin of 835 points to Kitimat’s 819.

Smithers finished third with 366 points and the host Terrace team came in fourth with 303 in the two-horse race.

Leading the way for the Rapids were usual suspects Brandan Hagen (17) and Avery Movold (14), who each broke a few records in their impressive times.

Hagen’s 100 breaststroke New Age Group National qualifying time of 1:05.75 broke Terrace’s pool record and was the fastest 100 breaststroke in the history of the Northwest region.

Hagen also broke two more Terrace pool records in the 50 (30.63) and 200 breaststroke categories and the Rupertite won the gold aggregate 14-and-over boys.

Movold broke some records of her own when she posted a new Western National qualifying time in 200 freestyle (2:11.14), a new Rapids record for 50 backstroke and 200 freestyle and destroyed seven Terrace pool records in 50, 100 and 200 backstroke, 200 and 800 freestyle, and 50 and 100 fly. She won the silver aggregate in 14-and-over girls.

Zachary Dolan (13) won gold aggregate in 13-and-under boys and swam to new AAA provincial qualifying times in 50 and 200 backstroke. He won 50, 100 and 200 backstroke, 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke and came in second in 400 freestyle.

Amy Leighton (13) took home a gold aggregate of her own in 13-and-under girls when she won 50, 100 and 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM, 800 freestyle and finished second in 100 breaststroke.

Another gold aggregate in 11-and-under boys went to first-time provincials-qualifying Isaac Mastroianni (11) with new AAA times in 100, 200 and 400 free, and 50 and 200 back. Mastroianni won 50, 100, 200 and 400 free, 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke.

A fifth gold aggregate in 11-and-under girls went to Emma Movold (11) for winning 100, 200 and 400 freestyle, 50, 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 IM.

A silver aggregate in 11-and-under boys went to Isaac Dolan (11), another first-time qualifier for AA provincials, winning 50 breaststroke and 50 backstroke. Isaac came in second in 100 and 200 backstroke and 100 and 400 freestyle and third in 50 freestyle. Isaac had new AA provincial qualifying times in 100 and 200 back.

Rya Kish (12) tied for silver aggregate in 13-and-under girls and won 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, placed second in 200 and 400 IM and third in 50 free and 50 butterfly, all while swimming personal bests in all seven of her events.

Araya Bartlett (13) placed third in 50 and 200 breaststroke, Warren Barton (12) swam personal best times in his seven events and won 50 butterfly and finished second in 100 fly and third in 50 breast and 200 back, and Katie Bodger (12) swam personal bests in all of her events as well.

Carter Brown (11) swam all personal bests, Kobi Franes (13) came in second in 50 breast and 50 free, and Landen Franes (11) placed second in 50 butterfly and third in 50 backstroke.

Sam Kafka (11) came in second in 100 butterfly, Trey Kish (15) won 100 and 1500 freestyle, finished second in 50 and 200 freestyle and third in 50 and 200 backstroke, and Josh Leighton (9) took third in 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly.

Kai McDonald (11) took second in 100 and 200 breaststroke and Jarred McMeekin (12) swam new AA qualifying times in 100 and 200 breast, and took second in 100 and 200 breast, 200 back and 50 butterfly and third in 50 and 100 back. Jake Morse (11) grabbed second in 50 breast and 50 back and third in 100 and 200 free and second in 100 backstroke.

Kate Morse (13) won 50 back and 50 freestyle and finished second in 200 backstroke and had a 32.59 “A” time in 50 freestyle.

Liam Pikola (11) swam third in 200 breaststroke, Mackenzie Tweedhope (12) won 200 free and placed second in 100 and 800 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 200 breast, and Bailey Ward (12) took second in 200 free and third in 50 free and 100 IM. Robert Warren swam third in 1500 freestyle.

The next competition for select members of the Rapids will be the B.C. AA Championships in Chilliwack from Feb. 13 – 14.

The Speedo Western Canadian Open will host the best swimmers from B.C. in Edmonton from Feb. 19 – 22, while the next regional meet comes Feb. 28 – March 1 in Smithers.

 

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