Rapids take second in regional championships

The PRASC Rapids took second-place in the Northwest Regional Championships in Kitimat from January 22-24

The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) took second-place in the Northwest Regional Championships in Kitimat from January 22-24.

The individual results were positive for the athletes. Jarred McMeekin (13) won the Gold Aggregate in the 12-13 year old boys’ age bracket. He won all seven of his individual events — 50, 100, and 200 m breaststroke, the 200 and 400 IM, the 50 m free and 100 m butterfly. Jarred also recorded a First Age Group National qualifying time in 50 breast. Araya Bartlett (14) finished third in the 50 m breaststroke. Finn de la Juez (9) won a gold in 200 back. All were best times in the seven events Finn competed in.

Natalie DeMille (11) won gold in 50 back, finished second in 100 back and claimed third in 50 breast and 50  free.

Isaac Dolan (12) medalled with the Bronze Aggregate in the 12-13 boys age group. Isaac won gold in the 1500 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 100 meter back. Isaac also finished 2nd in 100 freestyle and 200 meter backstroke. Completing his excellent weekend, Isaac competed in the 50 m back and 200 metre freestyle, finishing third in both.

Malcolm Dolan (10) earned first in 100 back, third in 50 breast, 50 back and 400 free. Zach Dolan (14) claimed gold in 200 free, second in 50 and 100 back and 400 free, and added a third-place finish in 100 free. Kobi Franes (14) earned a third place finish in the 100 and 200 m breast.

Jacob Hall (10) claimed the Silver Aggregate in the 11-and-under boys division. Kobi won gold in the 50, 100 and 200 metre breaststroke and 400 metre freestyle. Kobi also placed second in 50 and 100 free and 50 back. Amy Leighton (14) won the Bronze Aggregate in the 14-and-over girls’ age bracket. She finished first in 100 and 200 breast and 100  butterfly. Amy placed second in 50 breast and third in 50, 100 and 400 free.

Isaac Mastroianni (12) won the Silver Aggregate in the 12-13 boys’ category. Isaac won gold in the 100 and 200 metre freestyle, and the 200 meter back. He finished second in 50 breast, 400 IM and 200 breast.

Sarah McChesney (19) set a club record for her performance in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 36.68 seconds. Kai McDonald (12) had a second-place finish in the 200 IM. Hyla McQuaid (11) earned second in 200 backs, and third in 50 back and 200 free. Jake Morse (12) won a second-place finish in 400 free and third in 100 back.

Liam Pikola (12) placed third in 100 and 200 meter breast. Ethan Toye (13) won gold in 50 butterfly, second in the 100 IM, 50 and 100 metre back and placed third in 100 freestyle and 200 metre backstroke.

Hannah Toye (13) won a gold in the 50 back and 50 butterfly. She also earned a second-place finish in 200 butterfly, 200 metre freestyle and 800 metre freestyle, and she took third-place in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Robert Warren (16) finished third in the 50 and 200 freestyle events for his age group.


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