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VIR`s Day 4

After a long and tough 4 days of racing, the Vancouver Island Regional Championships came to a close Sunday night, and PCS went out with a bang. Both prelim and morning sessions on the last day of the meet only boosted our clubs golden performances over the weekend.  In the morning prelims we had a club record in the 100 freestyle for the 10&U boys by Nolan Crisp with a time of 1:08.26.

Sunday night’s finals session was the last of the meet, and Pacific Coast Swimming started it off on a good note with the 10&U girls 200 free relay, touching in 2:23.93 and coming 1st, just over a second ahead of Comox. Next up was the 10&U boys relay in the same event, which saw Mattius Melvie finish strong as the anchor with an individual split time of 33.7, passing Nanaimo in the last 20 metres, which helped us steal 2nd place! The 11-12 girls led off with Emma Attwell, herself swimming to a AAA standard with a split time of 32.43. PCS then dominated the next 5 straight relays through to the 15 and over women.

The individual began with the girls 10 and under 50 back. Evelyn Li came in second with a time of 43.43, and in the boys 10&U event, Mar came in second with a time of 44.89.  For the 12&U girls, Naeva Scott-Bouris came in 3rd with a time of 36.30. The boys 11-12 featured Nathan Chow coming in 1st with a time of 35.20, and Griffin Arnatt in 2nd with a time of 35.27. In the boys 200 IM, the 10 and under was won by Nolan Crisp with a time of 2:51.29, and Melvie took the bronze with a time of 3:21.02. Aerobic intensity built up to the 400 free, where Asia Trudel came in 3rd in a time of 5:01.27 for the 11-12 girls, and Jessica Luo in 1st  with a time of 4:30.12 in the 13-14 category. It wasn’t just the younger girls who sought out excellence in the 400 free-- Kelsey Andrusak come in first with a time of 4:27.93 and Allison Ballantyne came 3rd with a time of 4:36.00 in the 15&O age group.  On the boys side, 400 free had Keir Ogilvie come in first with a time of 4:17.70 for the 13-14 years old, with Jacob Rambo following right behind in second place with at time of 4:18.38. Vikes Jermey Lynn stood out for the 15&O boys, coming in 1st with a time of 4:08.49, followed closely by UVic Vikes teammate Jake Beyak in 2nd place with 4:09.05.

Next came the 200 back, where Luo fought hard to come out on top for the 13-14 girls in a time of 2:25.75. Lily Chen placed 3rd with a time of 2:28.95 in the same event. For the 15&O girls, Vikes swimmer Allison Hampton came in 2nd with a time of 2:27.96. The boys 12 and under 200 back had Nathan Chow in third place with a time of 2:37.52, while the boys 13-14 had Rambo come in 1st place with a time of 2:13.76, Tom Chapman in 3rd  with a time of 2:18.69. The Vikes were in the spotlight again for the 15&O as Brandon Bronson came in 1st place with 2:10.37.

The 50 breast was next, where we had Lily Parker finish in 3rd  with a time of 39.12. Vikes Nation was prominent in the 15&O final, with Kara Wilson winning in 34.16; 2nd place went to Juliana Bartemucci with a time of 35.63, and tying for third place were Andrea Farmer and PCS’ very own Victoria von Sacken Nash at  35.81. As the session moved on to 100 free, Crisp added to his collection of gold medals with a time of 1:08.66, and Melvie added to his bronzes with a time of 1:19.57. The girls 12&U showed Anastasia Trudel  breakthrough with a time of 1:04.69,  and Luo came in 1st  place with at time of 57.88 for the 13-14 girls. Our older girls swept the top 4 spots in the 15&O category: Allison Ballantyne cleaned up the event with a time of 59.96, with Kelsey Andrusak  in 2nd at 1:00.06, and rounding off the podium was second year Vike Tabitha Craig with a time of 1:00.34. Lia Lancaster kept UVPCS on the scoreboard as the touched 4th in 1:01.13. Following in the footsteps of our older girls, the boys 13-14 100 free final also took home first through fourth. Michel Schmidt came out on top with a 55.65, as Kier Oglivie touched 2nd with a time of 56.43. In 3rd place we had Rambo (56.65), and 4th went to Thomas Chapman, just shy of breaking the minute mark at 1:100.14. The Vikes rounded off their dominant day with the mens 15&O 100 free, as Baylee Munro won with 54.23,and Jeremy Lynn placed 3rd with a time of 56.25.

Overall, PCS had an outstanding meet and the Vancouver Island Regional Championships (again!) with a convincing lead by the end of the meet. Congratulations to all of the PCS swimmers who competed over the weekend in Comox!!