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2017 Edmonton Keyano Invitational

The Otters had a great meet at the 2017 EKI in Demonton from Friday-Sunday May 5-7, 2017. On day 1, Run Qian Gong earned Swim of the Day when he went 1:13.57L finishing 2nd in the Boys 14 year old category. This was his first Canadian Junior Standard. He went on to earn his 2nd CJS in the 200 Breast. David Zhao had the Swim of the Day for day 2. He won his first BEAR (1st place finishers get a teddy bear) in the 100 Free. He also got a club record for that event going 1:01.62L. He went on to win the 400, 200, and 50 Free. For the 50 Free, he equaled the club record at 28.87L in the morning and went on to beat the club record at 28.80L in finals. The Swim of the Day for day 3 belongs to Thea Masselink. She had a great race in the 200 Back, clocking in at 2:34.94L. She won her first BEAR of the meet and also made the Westerns standard for 13 year olds.

Overall the Otters had some very strong swims. Top 10 swims include:

Olivia Bottazzini (14) - 50 Br-8th, 100 Br-9th

Ry Cyna (15) - 200 Br-9th

Tommy Dong (14) - 50 Br-8th, 100 Br-3rd, 200 Br-3rd, 400 IM-7th

Run Qian Gong (14) - 100 Fly-7th, 100 Br-2nd (CJS) , 200 Br-2nd (CJS) , 50 Fly-10th, 400 IM-4th

Onur Gul (12) - 50 Bk-1st, 200 IM-9th, 100 Br-4th, 200 Br-3rd, 100 Bk-6th, 200 Bk-4th, 50 Fr-10th

Selin Gul (16) - 50 Br-5th, 100 Br-7th, 200 Br-7th

Sophia Hartvikson (14) - 50 Bk-1st, 100 Fly-4th, 100 Bk-1st, 50 Fly-5th, 200 Bk-2nd

Nicholas Hilkewich (16) - 50 Bk-4th

Olivia Jakeman (13) - 200 IM-5th, 100 Fly-6th, 100 Bk-10th, 50 Fly-4th, 200 Bk-5th

Nika Karimiseffat (12) - 50 Bk-5th

Austin Liu (13) - 50 Br-3rd, 100 Br-7th, 200 Br-7th

Victor Liu (14) - 200 IM-9th, 100 Fr-8th, 50 Fly-8th, 200 Fr-4th, 50 Fr-5th

Thea Masselink (12) - 100 Br-8th, 200 Br-4th, 100 Bk-4th, 200 Bk-1st (Westerns)

Andersen Stewart (11) - 50 Br-2nd, 100 Fly-3rd, 100 Br-8th, 100 Fr-6th, 200 Br-7th, 200 Fr-4th, 50 Fr-5th

Bonnie Wang (15) - 50 Bk-3rd, 100 Br-5th, 100 Bk-4th, 200 Bk-2nd, 50 Fr-9th

Samantha Zastre (14) - 800 Fr-1st, 100 Bk-2nd, 400 Fr-6th, 200 Fr-4th, 200 Bk-3rd

Jessica Zhang (13) - 50 Br-2nd, 100 Br-2nd, 200 Br-2nd, 200 Bk-9th

David Zhao (12) - 200 IM-3rd, 100 Fly-4th, 100 Fr-1st (Club Record), 400 Fr-1st, 200 Fr-1st, 50 Fr-1st (Club Record)