Langley Invitational Recap

Langley Invitational Meet Recap

25 Hurricanes swimmers raced at the Langley Invitational Swim Meet November 5-6th with very strong results! Our team has come a long way since our first meet in Surrey three weeks ago with much more focused racing. We had the chance to swim a lot of 200m and 400m events that we don’t always get to race with some huge drops in time! Everyone really got into taking off time so here are the biggest highlights:
Morgan took off 15 sec in her 200m Fly! Quincy took off 40 sec in her 200m Back! Jade took off 10 sec in her 400m Free, 24 in her 200m Fly and 11 in her 200m Back! Josh swam 15 sec off of his 200m Brst, 10 in his 200m Back and swam his first 400m IM! Thomas took off 21 sec in his 200m Back! Keala dropped 15 sec in her 200m IM and at least 5 sec in three more 200s! Meghan raced 12 sec off of her 200m IM! Emily raced under her 100m Free time by 3 sec! Shona improved her 400m Free by 18 seconds and took 10 sec off in both the 200m IM and 200m Back! Avery somehow hasn’t swam a 200m Fly in a while and dropped 64 sec! Jessica L swam 15 sec off of her 200m Free! Laura was 26 sec better in her 400m Free! Tiger took another 3 sec off his 100m Free! Alayna dropped 4 sec in her 100m Back! Lucas took off 33 sec in his 400m IM, 31 in his 200m Fly and 23 in his 200m Back! Grace almost won a bet with a 26 sec drop in her 200m Brst! Marisa raced under her already strong 400m IM time by 9 seconds! Kourosh improved his 400m Free by 19 sec, 200m Brst by 25 sec and 200m Back by 23 sec! Aidan had an incredible 200m Back with a time of 2:22.69 dropping 6 sec off one of his top events! Sophie was 24 sec better in her 200m Fly and just missed the team record by .03! Tyler raced 13 sec off of his 200m IM and 9 off of his 200m Free! And Curtis swam his first 200m Back!

Three swimmers that still need to be mentioned are the three who swam in Finals at the meet. Sidney swam four events Saturday morning (400m Free, 200m IM, 200m Brst and 100m Fly) and raced them all again in finals improving in every event in the evening. Sidney had an amazing 200m Breaststroke racing to a time of 3:10.74, eight seconds off in one of her best events and the short course AAA Time Standard! Cami was incredible throughout the meet (51 seconds off her 400m Free!) but was especially on her racing in finals both days with all new bests. She just missed her first AAA time in the 100m Breaststroke racing to a 1:23.89 and taking off 9 seconds! She also dropped 8 in 200m Breaststroke and 9 in 200m Backstroke which are two of her best events! Jessica S had a great meet in heats and finals but really stepped up in her Breaststroke events, racing to a 2:55.50 in the 200m Breaststroke which was her second AAA Time Standard! Jessica also swam a 1:17.87 in the 100m Breaststroke finals under the 16&over AAA Time Standard as a 12 year old!

After all this great racing the next meet for swimmers in Excel and Challenge is Hyack Fall into Finals, November 11-13. Swimmers in Strive and Achieve will be competing at the Haney LMR December 10-11. 

100% Best Times
Keala Haigh, Emily Jones, Shona Kelly, Jessica LaVallie, Lucas Ouellette, Kourosh Shahbazi, Tyler Winsborrow, Curtis Woods

>75% Best Times
Jade Clement, Sidney Clement, Meghan Haigh, Cami Hill, Laura Leeson, Tiger Li, Sophie Smith, Jessica Strong

New Team Records
11-12 Girls
100m Breaststroke – 1:17.87 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:21.91 2016)
13-14 Girls
200m Individual Medley – 2:40.05 – Avery Kirstiuk (was Avery Kirstiuk 2:41.27 2016)

New Time Standards

AAA Provincial Championships
Sidney Clement – 200m Breaststroke
Jessica Strong – 200m Breaststroke

AA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 200m Butterfly
Quincy Bender – 200m Individual Medley
Sidney Clement – 200m Individual Medley
Cami Hill – 200m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke
Avery Kirstiuk – 200m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle

A Provincial Times
Quincy Bender – 200m Backstroke
Josh DeCoteau – 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke
Thomas Dignum – 200m Backstroke
Keala Haigh – 50m Freestyle
Cami Hill – 400m Freestyle
Laura Leeson – 400m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley
Lucas Ouellette – 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley, 200m Butterfly
Kourosh Shahbazi – 200m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke
Sophie Smith – 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly, 200m Backstroke
Jessica Strong – 400m Freestyle