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PCS Leading After Day 2!

Pacific Coast Swimming continues to lead the BC Winter Provincial Championships after Day 2 with 413 points, just ahead of the Langley Olympians! We saw records fall, lots of Top 8 finals swims and big best times.

Prelims Highlights

  • 100 Free
    • Grace MacDonald qualified 13th, 1 second over her best time at 1:00.00
    • Naeva Scott-Bouris squeaked into 16th place, but shaved 6 tenths off her previous PB
    • 14 year old Bill Dongfang qualified in top spot for 15&U Boys, and missed the 13-14 provincial record by .16 sec
    • Cale Murdock qualified for the 16&O final in 3rd spot, just over his best
    • Erik Harper finished 9th and just out of the A final with a time of 54.6
  • 200 Fly
    • Sidney B lopped sec off of her best, finishing 17th and just out of the 14&U Girls consolation finals at 2:38
    • The 'other Sydney’ (Sydney Meldrum), cruised to a 2:29 qualifying 9th. Her goal: Win the B Final!
    • Jimena Mujica, here for a year away from her home in Mexico, qualified 12th at 2:31
    • Bill Dongfang pushed up an excellent performance, nicking 2 sec off his PB and finished neck and neck with Adam Wu of Surrey in the 15&U Boys, in 2:06.
    • Jake Rambo also sliced a bit off his PB to finish 2:08.3, good enough to go into the final in 2nd spot
  • Para
    • Ian Goodyear was on crush it patrol, taking 1.6 off his best 100 Back (1:21.1)
  • 400 Free
    • Naeva Scott-Bouris took second last night in her 1500 Free and came roaring back in the 400 Free event to qualify first, minting a new PB by 4 seconds. She finished 4 seconds ahead of her closest competitor and smoothed her way under the Open Trials qualifying time at 4:24
    • Bill Dongfang was at it again in the 400, trimming over 4 sec off his best and qualifying 4th
    • In the older classification, Anthony Gutierrez ripped over 2 seconds off his best. He will start in 7th, and teammate Cale Murdock, will ride the waves from top spot tonight. His time of 4:00 is just over his best from last summer.
  • The PCS 4x50 Medley Relay team will vie again for best team award in finals.

Finals Highlights

  • Ian Goodyear took the gold in the 400 Fr PARA
  • Bill Dongfang took the Prov Record in the 100 Fr, just narrowly missing the National Age Group Record and a PB by 0.3 in the 200 Fly, took out club record in 13-14 400 Fr by 2 seconds finishing in 4:15
  • Kali Lancaster was under the Jr Trials cut in 200 Br and under the Senior National cut in a 2:41

After Day 2, PCS is in the top spot for the men, 5th spot for the women and the #1 team overall. Amazing job Bolts!

Current Scores After Day 2 Finals
1. Pacific Coast Swimming 413 
2. Langley Olympians  404
3. Chilliwack Spartans 364 
4. Island Swimming  331
5. Surrey Knights  298.5