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Vernon Kokanee Swim Club member Jade Freeman competes in 400-metre IM finals at MJB Law Classic Meet in Kamloops. Freeman set a club record in the Under 12 Girls 50 butterfly. - Allen Douglas Photo
Vernon Kokanee Swim Club member Jade Freeman competes in 400-metre IM finals at MJB Law Classic Meet in Kamloops. Freeman set a club record in the Under 12 Girls 50 butterfly.
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Morning Star Staff

Meredith Levorson cracked four Kokanee Swim Club records at the MJB Law Classic last weekend in Kamloops.

Levorson, racing in the 14 Girls Division, smashed records in the 100-metre backstroke (one minute, 7.50 seconds), 50 back (31.88), 50 freestyle (27.57) and 100 free (1:00.72).

She achieved age-group national time standards in the 50 free, 400 free (4:30.67) and 400 IM (5:09.96), meaning she can compete at nationals, July 24-29 in Montreal.

Levorson also had a personal best (PB) 1:19.10 in the 100 breaststroke.

The Kokanee’s Jade Freeman also recorded a club record in the Under 12 Girls class, pocketing bronze in the 50 butterfly in 32.13.

Freeman also notched silver and a B.C. AAA standard in the 100 fly (1:13.96). She will compete at B.C. AAA championships, Feb. 28-March 3, in Victoria. She also took gold in the 100 back (1:14.08).

In other U12 action, Alexandra Shortt turned in a 3:19.24 in the 200 breast to achieve her B.C. AA standard, allowing her to swim in the B.C. AA championships, Feb. 8-10, in Surrey.

Other Kokanee results include:

Under 14 Girls – Kaia Phillips earned her Western standard in the 200 free with a 2:11.95. She will  compete at Western Canadians, Feb. 14-17, in in Saskatoon.

Kiah Lee struck silver in the 50 breast (35.52), 100 breast (1:16.83) and 200 breast (2:46.03).

Under 12 Boys – Zac Benn banked bronze in the 50 free (30.05), and made the 13 Boys B.C. AAA standard in the 100 fly (1:12.75).

Regan Peace took silver in the 50 breast (40.18 and 200 breast (3:00.74), and bronze  in the 50 back (34.10).

15+ Boys – Florian Terpstra swam to bronze  in the 200 breast (2:29.27), while brother Wouter Terpstra had bronze in the 200 IM (2:10.98) and the 50 fly (26.39).

Kokanee swimmers improving in each of their events include:  Anika Kintzel, Levorson, Hannah Rayner, Jeffrey Schmidt, Cameron Shortt, Chase Walthers and Cailee Weslowski.

A total of 17 clubs from B.C. and Alberta competed in the event.

 

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