Liam McKinley of the Vernon Kokanee competes in the MJB Law Swim Classic.

Kokanee shine in Kamloops

The Vernon Kokanee racked up four club records and 11 medals at the MJB Law Swim Classic last weekend in Kamloops.

The Vernon Kokanee racked up four club records and 11 medals at the MJB Law Swim Classic last weekend in Kamloops.

Kokanee podium finishers include:

11-12 girls – Sydney Fillion finished third in the 50-metre breaststroke with a personal best (PB) 39.05 seconds; Alexandra Shortt struck gold in the 200 breast with 2:58.61, making her first B.C. AAA time standard.

13-14 girls – Meredith Levorson pocketed four club records, three gold medals, two silver and one bronze. She set new benchmarks in winning the 50 freestyle (27.37), 400 IM, 100 free (58.57), and added another record with silver in the 100 backstroke (1:06.54). Levorson earned silver in the 400 free (PB 4:26.94) and bronze in the 200 back (2:22.21).

Over 15 girls – Kiah Lee grabbed bronze in the 100 breast with a PB 1:15.71.

Over 15 boys – Wouter Terpstra was runner-up in the 400 IM (4:36.90), and third in the 200 butterfly (PB 2:08.48) and 200 IM (PB 2:08.74).

Kokanee qualifying for B.C. AA championship events include: Liam Williamson, 11 – 100 back (PB 1:31.80), 200 back (PB 3:15.65); Morgan Mardiros, 12, – 400 free (PB 5:21.65), 100 breast (PB 1:30.05), 200 breast (3:08.23); Chase Walthers, 16 – 200 breast (PB 2:50.18), 100 breast (PB 1:17.92), 50 free (PB 27.96); Chilliwack is hosting AA provincials, Feb. 28-March 2.

Kokanee recording AAA time standards include: Landon Hampshire, 13 – 200 breast (PB 2:59.88), 100 breast (PB 1:23.50), 100 fly (1:13.15); Anika Kintzel, 13 – 200 breast (PB 2:53.18) and 100 breast (PB 1:20.48).

B.C. AAA’s go Jan. 31-Feb 3, in Kamloops.


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