April 16, 2018
The last day of Western Canadian Champs was another terrific one, with many of the Dinos ending the weekend with some huge personal bests!
In the prelims session we had two new Canadian Trials qualifiers with Paul McKenzie achieving his time in the 800Free and Sarah Corson achieving hers in the 1500Free!
It was another big finals session for the Dino’s with Elizabeth Ling achieving her first Canadian Trials time in 50Free as well as finishing with a silver medal in the event with a time of 26.71.
Hannah Bennett also capped off the weekend with a bronze medal in the 50Free and a silver medal in the 200IM in which she also broke the girls 15-year-old 200IM club record (2:21.54).
The “Move of the Day” went to Kameron Brill for his 38-spot move up in 50Free. Kameron came into the Sunday morning event ready to race, which was the exact attitude needed to achieve a personal best as well as a huge move through the ranks.
The team ended up in second overall which a huge step in the right direction for the club. UCSC raced the meet with a pretty young team, which was a great opportunity for the swimmers to gain a ton of experience – especially with 8 swimmers competing at Western’s for the first time ever!
The Dinos ended the meet with a tight-knit team as well as more qualifiers for future meets this season that will allow UCSC to shine and compete on the National scale.
WAY TO GO DINOS!