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2014 Age Group Nationals Age Group Nationals

Final Summary

More Record Fall. UVPCS top BC team.

It was a very strong final day of competition for Pacific Coast Swimming in Winnipeg culminating in the club's highest point score at the meet and more individual and relay records succumbing to the team's energy.

The night began with two very spirited 200m Individual Medleys. Jessica Luo struck another 2 seconds from her portfolio moving up from 6th to 3rd in a time of 2:31 and a second medal for her. Jordan Andrusak was up minutes later in 15 year girls. She came at the field from the outside lane and it was clear from the get go that she was on her game. Her time of 2:20 picked up the bronze medal and set a Senior Club record - in other words the fastest 200IM put up from any girls in the history of Pacific Coast.

Jessica Luo was at it again shortly after her medal swim, in the 50m Butterfly. She again trimmed over 1% from her best to come 6th in 30.5 and set a 12 and U club record (Bakken '05).

The final individual event of the meet was 400m Freestyle. Eden Kormendy topped off a very strong week of competition by setting out to be in the mix from the beginning. Staying on track in the final was a big challenge for her because most of the competitors ahead of her had posted previous bests well in excess of her best. Not to be detered she stepped up and sliced 4 seconds off her best to finish 5th place. Molly Gowans took over the reins in the 14 year girls fresh off a win from the night before in the 200m event. She was having no part of letting the outcome change. In spite of trading momentum back and forth with Mary Sophie Harvey of Quebec in the early going Gowans was able to pick up the pace over the final 100m to out distance the field and claim her fourth gold of the competition. Her time of 4:20 created a new mark for the region surpassing her record from last week's Canadian National Champs.

The last event of the meet, 4x100Medley Relay, is always popular. It often marks the end of international competitions as well and is a mark of excellence for any club to be capable of sending in a team of diversified enough talent and development to compete acorss all the disciplines in one race. The PCS girls(Crisp, McDowell, Ballantyne and Gowans)  rose once again to the challenge. Although they finished off the podium in 5th they set another record for the club(13-14 girls 4:29) taking a second off the previous one( Crisp, McDowell, Andrusak, Gowans) set last year.

The team finished as top BC team, 3rd on the girls side and 8th overall. Congratulations to all of the coaches and athletes on a great accomplishment at the meet and for a terrific season.

Gowans, Crisp and Andrusak will now go on to compete in the Canadian East West duel in the pool meet this week at Pan Am pool in Winnipeg to determine the half of our great country with more grit!