Local swimmers compete at Etobicoke pentathlon
HUNTSVILLE - Eighteen members of Rocky Island Swim and Tri Club competed at a long-course (50-metre) pentathlon at the Etobicoke Olympium on Saturday, April 14.
The Performance Award for the pentathlon went to Ally Goldring who earned two golds, one bronze and two fifth-place finishes in a field of over 70 female swimmers aged nine under. Others having great standings in their respective age groups were Mark Cox with four top 10 results; Sam Goldring (two top 10); Alex Griffiths (two top 10) while Nathan Griffiths and Kyoka Stone each had one top 10 finish. The Fin Award for the meet also went to Ally Goldring for dropping an accumulation of 50 seconds off her previous best times. Runners-up were Griffiths (47.8 seconds), Alicia McLinden (46.1 seconds) and Celeste Dupuis (45.0 seconds).
Other meet highlights:
Mark Cox – Ontario E time in 100-metre backstroke earning a spot at Huronia Regional Championships;
Mitchell Cox – 21.2-second drop in 200-metre individual medley earning an Ontario E time; E time 100-metre freestyle;
Halle DeNardis – D times in both 100-metre butterfly and 100-metre freestyle;
Sheerise Dube – 19.1-second improvement in 200-metre individual medley; C times in both 100-metre backstroke and freestyle;
Dupuis – 23.2 seconds off 100-metre breaststroke earning an E time standard;
Caitlyn Gill – 6.2-second drop in 200-metre individual medley;
Ally Goldring – earned junior provincial pre-requisite time in 200-metre individual medley;
Sam Goldring – junior provincial qualifying standard in 100-metre breaststroke; 21-second improvement 100-metre freestyle;
Alex Griffiths – 10.1-second drop in 100-metre butterfly earning B time; A time 50-metre freestyle;
Nathan Griffiths – 20.5 seconds off 200-metre individual medley earning junior provincial pre-requisite time standard;
Justin Helie-Masters – 3.8-second drop in 100-metre butterfly earning B time standard;
Andrew Markham – 23-second improvement in 200-metre individual medley earning D time;
Alicia McLinden – 17.6-second drop in 200-metre individual medley earning D time; D time 100-metre butterfly;
Kelsi Murdy – 11.5 seconds off 200-metre individual medley; 7.3 seconds off 100-metre breaststroke;
Sabrina Schaly – 24.3 second improvement in 100-metre butterfly; D times 100-metre breaststroke and freestyle;
Paige Smith – D times in each of 100-metre butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke;
Nathan Stafford – 13.4-second drop in 100-metre freestyle earning D time; C standard in 100-metre backstroke;
Stone – 9.6 seconds off 100-metre backstroke earning C time; A time in 100-metre butterfly.
Twenty-five Rocky Island swimmers will be heading to the national capitol to compete at the University of Ottawa on April 28, and to enjoy cultural outings at Ottawa landmarks.