Erin Brown of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club churns the waters of the Penticton Aquatic Centre pool during the finals of the 50-metre breastroke Sunday in the KISU Iron Triple Pentathlon 2013 meet.

Vernon Kokanee shine in Pentathlon grind

A total of 15 Vernon Kokanee competed in the KISU Iron Triple Swim Pentathlon last weekend in Penticton.

A total of 15 Vernon Kokanee competed in the KISU Iron Triple Swim Pentathlon last weekend in Penticton.

The three-day event featured five races a day, with results based on overall combined time.

In the 11-12 girls division, Erin Brown was third overall with a total time of 30 minutes, 46.72 seconds, while in the 11-12 boys, Nicholas Phillips took bronze in 31:53.11. Meredith Levorson ruled the 13-14 girls class 26:17.67, and a Kokanee trio went 1-2-3 in the 15 boys group – Wouter Terpstra (23:34.13), Joshua Phillips (24:55.50) and Gaku Fujikawa (25:57.17).

Kokanee results for individual events are as follows:

Under 10 girls – Cameron Shortt was third in the 200-metre backstroke with a personal best (PB) 3:29.01.

U10 boys – Liam Williamson finished third in the 50 freestyle with a PB 38.04.

11-12 girls – Brown was third in the 200 IM with a PB 2:55.24, Sydney Fillion ranked second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:30.92, Morgan Mardiros took second in the 200 breast in 3:09.28.

13-14 girls – Anika Kintzel struck bronze in the 100 breast with a PB 1:25.36, Levorson won the 100 back (1:09.51), 100 free (1:02.00), 200 IM (2:30.87), 200 back (2:27.82), 200 free (2:14.22), 400 IM (5:17.98), 50 back (32.87), 50 butterfly (32.17), 50 free (28.22) and 100 IM (1:10.12), was second in the 100 breast (1:22.80), 100 fly (1:12.91), 200 breast (2:55.47), 200 fly (2:42.69) and third in the 50 breast (38.02).

13-14 boys – Zac Benn earned gold in the 200 fly (PB 2:23.65), silver in the 100 fly (PB 1:05.74) and bronze in the 200 back (PB 2:29.23) and 50 fly (PB 30.55).

15 girls – Kiah Lee recorded gold in the 200 breast in 2:50.96.

15 boys – Fujikawa was runner-up in the 100 fly (PB 1:04.26), third in the 200 fly (PB 2:28.78); Phillips finished second in the 200 IM (2:22.76) and 400 IM (5:01.63), and third in the 100 breast  (1:13.96) and 200 breast (2:43.52); Terpstra topped the 100 fly (1:00.30), 100 free (56.08), 200 IM (2:14.83), 200 back (2:16.50), 200 breast (2:36.91), 200 fly (2:16.94), 200 free (2:04.08), 400 IM (4:51.59), was second in the 100 back (1:04.10) and 100 breast (1:12.84), and third in the 100 IM (1:02.22).

Kokanee improving in each of their events include: Fujikawa, Mateo Gonzalez Cosio, Khali Lindahl and Claudia Sanchez-Cordero.

In the KISU Iron Jamboree, Liam McKinley swam the 200 IM in a PB 3:43.35, meaning he qualifies for the Kokanee Fall Invitational, Nov. 8-10, at the Rec Complex pool.


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