PRASC members find success at AAAs in Surrey

Movold, Kish lead the charge for Points North effort

Prince Rupert swimmers made waves under the Points North banner earlier in March when seven of them made their way to Surrey for the 2015 Swim BC Short Course AAA Age Group Championship.

Points North finished 17th at the event, which was their highest placing since 2010, noted Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) head coach Chris Street.

Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat joined with PRASC to represent Points North.

Avery Movold (14) took the Rupert contingent’s only gold medal when she swam the 15-and-under girls 50 backstroke in 30.58 seconds. Movold followed that with a silver in 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle, both of which she was out-touched by 0.02 seconds, and rounded out her medal count with bronzes in 100 fly and 200 free. She also tied for fourth in 50 fly, came in fifth in 200 back and seventh in 100 free.

Along with her finishes, the young swimmer had a new age group and western national qualifying time in 100 fly and new age group qualifying times in 100 back and 200 free. Finally, she swam the fastest 100 fly, 200 free and 100 and 200 back races of any female swimmer of any age in PRASC history.

Trey Kish (15) had the next best finish, reaching fifth-place in 15-and-under boys in 100 freestyle with a western national qualifying time, 15th in 50 freestyle and swam all personal bests.

Isaac Mastroianni (11) placed eighth in the 11-and-under 800 free race and 400 free, ninth in 200 freestyle and 13th in 50 backstroke all with personal best times.

Emma Movold (11) took sixth in the 11-and-under girls 200 backstroke, eighth in 800 free, 11th in 400 free with a new AAA time, and 13th in 100 backstroke. All swims were personal bests.

Zachary Dolan’s (13) best finish was 20th in 50 backstroke and had a new AAA qualifying time in 100 backstroke while Rya Kish (12), who qualified for the meet two weeks earlier in Chilliwack, had a 23rd-place finish in 100 breaststroke.

Amy Leighton (13) also took 23rd in 50 breast and 50 freestyle.

On the relay team for Points North for the aged 14-15 girls was Avery Movold, who took fifth in 200 free, sixth in 400 free and eighth in 200 medley with fellow swimmers from Kitimat and Smithers. Leighton also took part in the 200 medley.

For the 14-15 year-old relay boys, Trey and Dolan placed 14th in 200 free, 16th in 200 medley and 17th in 400 free.