Swimmers earn qualifying times

Sungod Swim Club athletes achieve provincial standards

Three members of the Delta Sungod Swim Club achieved provincial qualifying times while competing at the Fall Into Finals meet hosted by the Hyack Swim Club in Coquitlam.

Gutierrez Sandoval, 14, achieved her B.C. AAA qualifying time while placing fifth in the 200m butterfly. Sandoval will need to achieve the time twice more to qualify for the provincial championships in March. Sandoval was also sixth in the 100m butterfly and the 50m breast stroke.

Two other swimmers achieved their qualifying times in the AA category. Bhangu Akashvir, 11, achieved his times in the 50m and 100m freestyle races, placing seventh and sixth respectively.

Aurora Zheng, 13, qualified for the AA provincial meet in the 50m freestyle.

A fourth swimmer, Hailey Penner, achieved the National Age Group standard while placing fourth in the 200m butterfly. Penner, 13, won bronze medals in the 50m butterfly, 200m breast stroke and 400m individual medley, placed fourth in the 50m breast stroke, fifth in the 50m back stroke and seventh in the 200m back stroke.

Elena Penner, 15, won a gold medal in the 50m back stroke, and added a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly. She was also fifth in the 50m breast stroke, sixth in the 200m back stroke and seventh in the 200m breast stroke and butterfly races.

Bronze medals were won by 13 year-old Sarah Morey in the 50m freestyle, 14 year-old Albert Yu in the 50m breast stroke, and 17-year-old Nicholas Kidd in the 50m back stroke. Morey was also seventh in the 50m back stroke, and Kidd placed sixth in the 50m breast stroke.

Other finalists from Sungod were:

Harbir Grewal, 11, – fourth 400m freestyle, 400m individual medley; fifth 50m breast stroke; 7th 200m freestyle; 8th 50m backstroke.

Reece Landry, 13, – fourth 200m breast stroke, 400m individual medley; sixth 200m butterfly; 7th 200m backstroke; 8th 50m breast stroke.

Noah Landry, 15 – fourth 50m back stroke; fifth 50m and 200m butterfly; sixth 200m backstroke; seventh 50m breast stroke, 400m individual medley; eighth 200m breast stroke.

Hannah Milic, 14 – fifth 200m breast stroke, 100 butterfly; sixth 200m butterfly; seventh 400m individual medley.

Maddison Lupien, 15 – sixth 50m breast stroke; eighth 50 backstroke, 200 backstroke.

Victor Lucy, 14 – eighth 50 backstroke.

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