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Silhouettes pool B.C. medals

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Josie Sexsmith (front) and Emily Kineshanko perform their Cat in the Hat routine at the Jean Peters Provincial Synchronized Swim Meet in Nanaimo.

The Vernon Silhouettes took top awards at the Jean Peters Provincial Synchronized Swim Meet last weekend in Nanaimo.

Following the compulsory figure events, Kayley McNab placed second out of eight competitors in the Over 16 Novice category. In the 13-15 Novice division, Shelby Kerr placed ninth and Kadia McNichol was 48th out of 56 competitors.

In the Under 12 category, Charlotte Barker ranked eighth, Julia Palfreyman tied for 16th, and Taylor Sexsmith placed 20th out of 51 swimmers.

In Under 10 action, Josie Sexsmith collected gold and Emily Kineshanko struck silver.

Every Vernon swimmer came home with awards in the routine event. McNab took gold in Over 16 Novice Solo, Barker, Palfreyman and Taylor Sexsmith brought home gold in Under 12 Trio. Josie Sexsmith and Kineshanko brought home gold in Under 10 Duet, and Shelby Kerr and McNichol pocketed sixth in 13-15 Novice Duet.

Josie Sexsmith also swam a gold performance in Under 10 Solo, where Meighan Kerr delivered a fantastic performance as a preswimmer to Sunday’s events.

Earlier, the in regional action in Kamloops, McNab placed first in the Over 16 Novice category. In 13-15 Novice action, Shelby Kerr placed first and McNichol placed third. In the Under 12 category, Taylor Sexsmith placed second, Barker placed third and Palfreyman placed fifth.

In the Under 10 class, Josie Sexsmith placed first and Kineshanko placed second. In the recreational age category, Meighan Kerr won gold.

Each routine placed first in their events, where the girls all received compliments from the judging panel.

With their competitive season over, the Silhouettes will continue to train at the Vernon recreation centre pool to prepare for next season.

They are hosting a Watershow Saturday, 4-5 p.m., at the rec centre pool where spectators are welcome to come watch the girls perform competitive routines and find out more about synchronized swimming. The Silhouettes are always on the lookout for newcomers.

For more information, contact the rec center at 250-545-6035.