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BC Provincial Champs: Day 4 and Full Meet Recap

On the final day of BC Provincial Championships, UVPCS won the men’s side, followed by a close second place in the overall combined score. The top three teams were Langley Olympians with 1018 points, UVPCS with 958 points, and Island Swimming with 933 points. Congratulations to all of our athletes who swam hard all weekend and to our many parent volunteers who helped make this weekend a great success.

The top UVPCS point scorer was Bill Dongfang, with 137 points, who also set a second provincial record in 100 Butterfly at 56.73. His time also qualified him for Canadian National champs this summer. 

The evening began with Naeva Scott-Bouris winning the 800m Freestyle in a best by 6 seconds. Her time was under the Open Trials cut in a time of 9:11. Teagan Hunt was 16th.

In the 200 Medley Relay, UVPCS were consistently in the mix. Our 15&U boys finished 6th (Dongfang, Poulin, Crisp, Robertson) in 1:45. The 14&U Girls team moved up to 5th and just out of the medals (Ponce De Leon, B Rupert, Sidney B., Marcovitz) in 1:56. The 15&O Women team took the bronze by .08 seconds at 1:50.2 (Chen, Scott-Bouris, MacDonald, Attwell) and the 16&O Men’s team placed second by .10 seconds for the silver in 1:38.9. 

In 200 Fr, Bill Dongfang fought hard to take the silver in a new PB at 1:57.0 in 15&U, while Cale Murdock handily won the 16&O in 1:53. Teammate Gutierrez moved on up to 10th slicing over 2 seconds off his best previous result in 1:58.

Ian Goodyear was very consistent across the weekend and Sunday was no different, taking Bronze in 100 Fly (PB of 1:20) and Gold in 50 Free, also a PB.

On the able bodied side, 13 year old Bridget Rupert lowered her prelim time to 1:07.3, adding her name to the Western and Junior National Championships list, and finishing 7th. Mariana Ponce De Leon took 10th in the Consolation final with an even faster 1:06.9, also stamping her ticket to Western and Junior Nationals. Sydney Meldrum held her position and improved on her time from prelims to take 10th (15&O) in 1:06.7.

Also in 100 Fly, Bill Dongfang competed in his 7th individual event, and swam away with the 15&U gold and new Provincial Record at 56.7. Jake Rambo placed second in the B Final for 10th overall and a PB at 57.8. 

In the 50 Free, Mariana Ponce de Leon placed 12th (14&U) and Bridget Rupert placed 16th. Lily Chen took top spot in the B Final (15&O) in 27.81, while Grace MacDonald came 11th. 

In the 200 IM, Mariana Ponce de Leon was the sole UVPCS competitor in the event final, placing 11th in 2:32.

Rambo, Gutierrez, Poulin and Van Maren were tough in the 400 IM on the men's side. Jake Rambo snagged the bronze with a PB at 4:35. Gutierrez moved up but was just over his PB from prelims, where he snuck under the Junior National Qualifying time for the first time in this event. On the younger side, Luke Poulin got in on a scratch and made the most of it moving way up to finish 13th at 5:08, qualifying him for Western Champs. Jasper van Maren finished 16th, a little off his prelim time. 

In the 100 Bk, Lily Chen was the lone UVPCS final qualifier in he women’s side taking 13th spot in a 1:08.2. On the men’s side, Dongfang was at it again. It took at PB of 5 seconds to take the bronze (1:00.75), while 13 year old Nolan Crisp had his best race of the weekend cruising to 1:02, winning the B Final. Jake Rambo was back on the podium in the 100m event for the bronze (1:00) in 16&O. Tom Chapman finished his meet with a PB of 1:01.8 to win the B Final. 


Overall Weekend Placing/Highlights
Ian Goodyear - Gold Boys 400FR Para
Sidney B - 400FR Canadian Western Championships standard
Luke Poulin - 400FR Canadian Western Championships standard
Ian Goodyear - Silver Boys 100FR Para
Mariana Ponce de Leon - 6th Girls 14&U 200BR - Canadian Junior Championships standard 
Adelina Benn - 13th Girls 14&U 200BR - Canadian Western Championships standard 
Arran Robertson - Bronze Boys 15&U 200BR 
Ian Goodyear - Bronze Boys 100BK Para
Bridget Rupert - Canadian Western Championship standard 50BK lead off Girls 14&U Medley Relay
•Girls 14&U Medley Relay Bronze (Bridget Rupert/Mariana Ponce de Leon/Sidney B/Kate Marcovitz)
•Boys 15&U Medley Relay Bronze (Nolan Crisp/Arran Robertson/Bill Dongfang/Luke Poulin)
Mariana Ponce de Leon - Silver Girls 14&U 100BR Canadian Junior Championships standard 
Adelina Benn - 12th Girls 14&U 100BR Canadian Western Championship standard
Arran Robertson - Silver Boys 15&U 100BR Youth Trials standard 
Ian Goodyear - Bronze Boys 100BR Para
Ian Goodyear - Silver Boys 200IM Para
Bridget Rupert - 50FR Canadian Western Championships standard
Jasper Van Maren - 400IM Canadian Western Championships standard 
Sidney B - 15th Girls 14&U 800FR
•Boys 15&U 4x50FR Relay 6th (Bill Dongfang/Luke Poulin/Nolan Crisp/Arran Robertson)
•Girls 14&U 4x50FR Relay 5th (Mariana Ponce de Leon/Bridget Rupert/Sidney B/Kate Marcovitz)
Ian Goodyear - Bronze 100FL Para
Bridget Rupert - 7th Girls 14&U 100FL Canadian Junior Championships standard 
Mariana Ponce de Leon - 10th Girls 14&U 100FL Canadian Western Championships standard 
Mariana Ponce de Leon - 12th Girls 14&U 50FR
Bridget Rupert - 16th Girls 14&U 50FR
Ian Goodyear - Gold 50FR Para
Mariana Ponce de Leon - 11th Girls 14&U 200IM
Luke Poulin - 13th Boys 15&U 400IM Canadian Canadian Western Championships standard
Jasper Van Maren - 16th Boys 15&U 400IM
•Nolan Crisp - 9th Boys 15&U 100BK Canadian Junior Championships standard