King golden for T-Birds

For the second straight year, Vernon’s Savannah King was named Female Swimmer of the Meet at the Canada West swimming championships in Victoria.

The former Vernon Kokanee Swim Club member earned five gold medals, setting Canada West records in the 200-, 400- and 800-metre freestyle events, and in the 4x200 freestyle relay, and winning the 200 backstroke.

King’s performance helped propel the UBC Thunderbirds to their fourth consecutive conference banner. The two-time Olympian is now preparing for the CIS championships, Feb. 21-23, in Calgary.

Meanwhile, Asia Minnes cracked a pair of Kokanee Swim Club records as she competed in the Kelowna Aqua Jets’ Snow Fest Swim Meet.

Competing in the Under 10 division, Minnes swam the 800-metre freestyle in 11 minutes, 5.57 seconds. Her second record came in the 400 IM (6:08.91.)

Minnes also grabbed gold in all her other events:  50 breast (41.46), 100 breast (1:30.65), 50 free (34.05), 100 free (1:15.16), 200 free (2:38.86) and 200 IM (3:02.78).

Regan Peace reached four B.C. AAA time standards: 200 breaststroke (2:53.23), 100 back (1:11.81), 400 IM (5:33.28) and 200 back (2:32.94).

This means Peace will participate at the B.C. AAA championships, Feb. 28-March 3, in Victoria.

Peace also finished third in the 200 breast (2:53.23)

Kenyon Neumann met the U16 Boys western standard in the 50 back with a 29.81. He will compete at Western Canadians, Feb. 14-17, in Saskatoon. Other Kokanee results include:

U10 Girls – Kelsey Fillion finished second in the 50 back with a 42.91, and in the 200 free with 3:06.45.

U10 Boys – Jared Ross raced to gold in the 50 free (37.40).

11-12 Girls – Sydney Fillion ranked third in the 50 breast (41.92); Jade Freeman secured gold in the 50 back (34.88) and 100 back (1:14.98), silver in the 200 breast (3:06.94), 200 IM (2:42.68), 100 breast (1:27.25), and bronze in the 100 free (1:07.49); Chloe Grenier was golden in the 50 free (30.87), and was second in the 100 free (1:07.05) and 200 free (2:29.24); Jordyn Ross took bronze in the 50 free (31.73).

11-12 Boys – Zac Benn recorded first-place finishes in the 50 butterfly (33.29) and 50 free (30.03), and was second in the 100 back (1:14.54), 100 fly (1:13.30), 200 IM (2:44.05), 100 free (1:07.91) and 200 fly (2:52.02); Landon Hampshire finished second in the 100 breast (1:39.92); Nick Phillips placed third in the 100 breast (1:45.40).

13-14 Girls – Kiah Lee pocketed first in the 100 breast (1:18.08) and 200 breast (2:46.04), and was second in the 50 breast (37.07); Meredith Levorson topped the 100 back (1:08.48), 200 IM (2:30.31), 100 free (1:00.92) and 200 back (2:26.31), earned silver in the 200 free (2:11.01) and bronze in the 100 fly (1:13.04).


15 Boys – Sam Grenier was runner-up in the 100 breast (1:20.81) and 200 breast (2:41.78); Joshua Phillips won the 400 IM (4:50.96), was second in the 1,500 free (16:54.03) and third in the 400 free (4:21.81); Florian Terpstra claimed third in the 100 breast (1:12.80); Wouter Terpstra struck gold in the 200 fly (2:14.31), silver in the 400 free (4:17.24) and bronze in the 50 back (29.24), 100 back (1:02.81) and 100 fly (59.33).



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