December 16, 2017
#JPFiset #TheFist #YEG #ArcticSwimmingMakesForFastSwimming @RepsolSport @ArenaWaterInstict 16 December 2017 (Edmonton, AB) - What a day what a day! The wins came pouring in on this one and with a number of Cascade “Classic” events up on the schedule how could there have ever been any doubt that there would be?
First up was the 200m freestyle and “whilst” (God Save the Queen) we didn’t win any of the finals we did pick up a number of pieces of hardware and whole whack of personal best times. Our first win came in the next event - the boys 12&U 100m breaststroke. Addison Butler was 1:18.99 in the prelims and then dropped more than 2.5 seconds at night to swim down to 1:16.35 for the gold medal in the breaststroke. Not to be outdone, Hayden Woodrow up next in the older 13-14 year-old age category, swam off more than a second from his time in the prelims to get to 1:10.79 and the gold in his age category.
In the 50m backstroke Alexandra Butler has been at the top of her game for a number of consecutive months now stretching all the way back to the April trials event in Victoria where, as a rookie, she got herself into the “B” finals. Her she took the win in a close race against Red Deer powerhouse, Kyla Leibel, out touching her for the gold in 29.36.
The last event of the night was the ever so exciting relay events with the first win for the big blue coming in the girls 13-14 year-old category. it was a power house team stacked with all sorts of contenders. The lead went to Payton Kelly who shot out of the blocks in 28.70. Newcomer, Rakiya Johnson was second off the blocks in 28.86 before handing over racing duties to Shayla Zielke who swam 27.55. After turning second at the 150m mark anchor duties and the hopes, the dreams and the desire to win the race fell on the strong shoulders of Cascade’s Kaitlin Auch who dove in nearly a second back of the race leaders - the Keyano Bears. Auch threw down a blistering 27.38 to bring the team home 8/10ths of a second better than Keyano winning in 1:52.49. The girls 15&O were next with a strong team led by Emily Cyr in 27.60. Emma Sutton was next in a lifetime best split of 27.19 which was then followed up by Alexandra Butler in 26.80. Acnhoring the team was Jasmine Kwan who held off a fast charging Calgary Patriots squad with a 26.90 leg on the end to give Cascade the gold in 1:48.49.
Non Winning Medal Swims from the night
200 Free Devon Angus 2:15.55 Silver
200 Free Liz Harper 2:05.85 Bronze
200 Free Addison Butler 2:08.97 Silver
200 Free Andrew Dungate 1:52.10 Silver
100 Breast Rakiya Johnson 1:16.66 Bronze
200 Fly Kian Pratt 2:11.35 Bronze
50 Back Kaitlyn Auch 31.27 Bronze
50 Back Kadin Werner Enns 33.30 Silver
4x50 FR Casacade “A” 2:01.77 Bronze
Devon Angus 28.84
Hanna Auch 30.66
Jada Brown 30.81
Corah Wilson 31.46
4x50 FR Cascade “A” 1:36.83 Silver
Youssef Maksoud 24.53
Andrew Dungate 24.01
Sahib Sidhu 24.48
Stephen Hou 23.81
You can follow along with meet mobile (although you have to watch because the meet is being run in two pools in prelims so placings in the heats is a little tough to determine) or at the following live results link: http://results.teamunify.com/canosc/2017_OSC_JP_Fiset/