Sungod swimmers in finals
For the Delta Sungod Swim Club swimmers attending Kamloops this weekend it was all about second swims in the afternoon.
The chance to get in the pool again and race in either an A or a B final, and improve on their swims from the morning was the goal of the day. And almost every Sungod swimmer who attended the meet got the opportunity to swim again during the evening.
“Finals swimming is a different breed,” said Sungod coach Kurt Murphy. “Every swimmer who makes a final has the same goal – either move up a place or get a best time.”
Knowing these things, 16 Delta swimmers posted top 16 finishes, and four Sungod members were among the medalists.
Hailey Penner, 11, was on the podium after seven events. She won gold in the 50m, 100m, and 200m freestyle events, and added silver medals in the 400m freestyle and the 200m and 400m individual medley races. Penner also won bronze on the 100m butterfly.
Elena Penner won five medals including a gold in the 50m butterfly. The 14-year-old also won silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 100m butterfly. She was also sixth in the 200m individual medley and 10th in the 100m back stroke.
Silver medals were won by Reece Landry, 12, in the 100m and 200m breast stroke; Connor Warkentin, 18, in the 200m breast stroke and Sarah Morey, 12, in the 50m back stroke.
Landry was also sixth in the 100m freestyle, seventh in the 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley and 11th in the 50m butterfly. Warkentin was eighth in the 100m breast stroke and 11th in the 200m individual medley. Morey earned finishes of fourth in the 200m back stroke, fifth in the 50m freestyle, sixth in the 100m back stroke and seventh in the 100m freestyle.
Other swimmers reaching A finals were:
Claudia Baxter, 13 – sixth 200m breast stroke; seventh 100m breast stroke. , 13 100m butterfly
Corry Bullock, 13 – fifth 100m back stroke; sixth 50m freestyle.
Nick Kidd, 16 – fifth 100m back stroke.
Noah Landry, 14 – fifth 200m butterfly; seventh 200m back stroke; eighth 200m individual medley.
Hector Rodriguez Hernandez, 16 – Fourth 200m freestyle; sixth 100m back stroke, 50 freestyle; eighth 200m back stroke. Sarveen Sangha, 11 – seventh 50m breast stroke.
Caralyn Vossen, 16 – fourth 200m breast stroke; sixth 50m breast stroke; eighth 100m breast stroke.
Logan Warkentin, 14 – fourth 50m back, 50 freestyle; sixth 100m back, 100m freestyle; seventh 200m freestyle.
Albert Yu, 13 – seventh 50m, 100m and 200m breast stroke.
Sungod swimmers in B finals were:
Baxter – 13th 100m butterfly.
Corry Bullock –14th 100m butterfly, 100m and 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley.
Taylor Bullock, 17 – 13th 50m breast stroke.
Nick Kidd – ninth 400m individual medley; 10th 50m back stroke; 15th 200m freestyle/100m butterfly
Samantha Kidd, 12 – 10th 100m breast stroke; 13th 50m back stroke.
Caralyn Vossen, 16 – 15th 200m individual medley.
Lauren Vossen, 12 – 12th 100m breast stroke; 13th 200m freestyle.
Logan Warkentin – ninth 400m freestyle.
Hector Rodriguez Hernandez – 13th 100m freestyle/100 fly.
Noah Landry, 14 – 10th 100m back, 100m butterfly; 15th 50m butterfly.