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UVic-PCS Sitting in 1st Place After the First Night of 2013 AAA LC Championship

It was a big night for the swimmers at the AAA`s at UBC today. The meet is host of over 550 swimmers from across the province and is being hosted at the UBC aquatic center with both the indoor and outdoor pools being used for the heats with the finals moving indoors at night.

The Pacific Coast Swimmers took off at night indoors once the finals began we had some very good swims...

First off was the 800 Freestyle where Molly Gowans took 1st place in a time of 9:!5.42, Jordan Andrusak came in 2nd from a great a.m. swim posting a time of 9:22.06.

Next up was the 100 Back and Lauren Crisp continued her dominance of the backstrokes with a time of 1:06.25 winning easily. Ryan Howe finished up 2nd with his time of 1:00.43 followed closely by Evan Letkeman coming in 4th in 1:01.20

Molly then went on to win the 200 Freestyle in 2:11.00 our only finalist in that event.

The senior swimmers then took on the 400 freestyle with some decent results... Vicky Mock coming in 4th in a time of 4:30.68 followed directly after with Jon McKay coming in 2nd in a tight finish and a best time of 4:04.64.

The next event up was the breaststroke.. Blair McDowell (our newest speedster joining our team from far away) cleaned up the field in the 200 Breast winning in a time of 2:46.53 shaving 10 seconds off her best time today. Michael Schmidt did a great job coming in second in the 11 & Under with a time of 2:59.67. Emma Carter was 8th tonight after achieving her 3rd Age Group national time in the a.m. swim. Jordan then went on to win a tough race where the top 3 swimmers were within half a second of each other. Rosie Moulton was 5th and Hanna Carter was 8th in the 16 & over category. Also Jackson Sinclair was 5th in his 200 Breaststroke event.

Last event of the night was the 4x100 Free relay. 11/12 girls went in seeded 2nd and had high hopes but things didn`t go their way with a 4th place finish.. just as the coaches were talking to them about the race there was a disqualification and they ended up picking up some bronze medals for their efforts. Blair, Jessica Luo, Fionnuala McKenna, and Lia Lancaster were the 11/12 members

14 &Under girls put on a clinic in their relay finishing ahead of the 2nd place team by more than 10 meters! Congrats Molly, Lauren, Jordan, and Rachel Sawchuk

15 &Over girls were 5th.

This puts PCS in 1st place after day 1 of the AAA`s!! Congrats to the team!!