Mehain clocks national record

Vernon's Sarah Mehain earns personal bests and a national record at the Paralympic Games in London.

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club member Sarah Mehain earned several personal bests and a national record at the Paralympic Games in London.

While she was unable to reach the podium, the 17-year-old set a new Canadian record with her seventh-place showing in Saturday’s women’s 100-metre breaststroke final, finishing in one minute, 47.29 seconds.

Mehain, who swims in the S7 category, shaved more than six seconds off her PB with a 3:12.06 in the 200 IM Sunday, good enough for seventh.

In the women’s 50 butterfly, Mehain was eighth with a PB 39.93. She added 10th in the 100 backstroke with a PB 1:31.07 on the opening day of the Games. She missed the final of the 100 free.

Mehain swam the last of her six events Tuesday, taking seventh in the 50 freestyle with a 35.42.

Meanwhile, Enderby’s Joan Reid placed sixth in the A final of the women’s single sculls – ASW1x with a 5:55.92. The 51-year-old is a member of the Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre.