Vernon Kokanee excel in Victoria

The Vernon Kokanee collected 31 medals at the B.C. AA Long Course Swim Championships last weekend in Victoria.

The Vernon Kokanee collected 31 medals at the B.C. AA Long Course Swim Championships last weekend in Victoria.

The Kokanee pocketed 13 gold, 11 silver and seven bronze. Members reaching the podium include:

Under 11 girls – Jaalah Ward claimed gold and a B.C. AAA time standard in the 200-metre backstroke in two minutes, 53.96 seconds. She also won silver in the 100 (1:26.11) and 200 (3:15.30); Indigo Freeman won gold in the 200 breaststroke in 3:18.62, making her B.C. AAA standard.

U11 boys – Matthew Winn took gold in the 200 fly with a meet record 3:11.29, making his AAA standard. He also won gold in the 400 freestyle in  5:31.72 for another AAA standard, and added silver in the 100 and (1:14.94) and 200 free (2:37.20).

12 girls – Erin Brown banked bronze in the 400 (5:17.55) and 800 free (11:03.41); Alexandra Shortt earned gold in the 200 breast (3:10.30), silver in the 400 IM (6:06.88) and bronze in both the 200 IM (2:53.64) and 400 free (5:17.55); Jordyn Ross recorded a meet record in taking gold in the 50 free (29.97).

Her second gold came in the 100 free as she clocked a 1:06.69 for another B.C. AAA standard; Brown, Ross, Morgan Mardiros and Kelsey Fillion teamed up for bronze in the 200 free relay (2:13.71).

Mardiros won silver (3:11.42) and Sydney Fillion won bronze (3:11.56) in the 200 breast.

13 girls – Chloe Grenier (2:44.56) and Anika Kintzel (2:45.57) won gold and silver respectively in the 200 IM. Grenier added gold in the 200 free (2:22.64), and silver in the 100 free (1:05.84) and 400 free (5:04.10). Kitzel earned silver in the 100 breast (1:26.84) and 400 IM (5:56.55).

13 boys – Landon Hampshire was third in the 200 IM (2:51.64).

Over 15 boys – Sean Manchester won gold  in 1,500 free in 18:49.92, making his B.C. AAA standard, and was bronze in the 400 free in 4:43.96; Kenyon Neumann was golden in the 100 back (1:07.30) and 200 back (2:25.23).

Ward, Freeman, Ross and Winn qualify for B.C. AAA Championships, July 4-7, in Vancouver.

For more information about the Kokanee, visit www.vksc.ca.