Pikes challenged at provincial meet

All but one member of the Penticton Pikes returned from a provincial meet with top 10 finishes.

All but one member of the Penticton Pikes returned from a provincial meet with top 10 finishes.

Held in Richmond in late August, Anna Spence placed sixth in the 50-metre breast stroke and seventh in the 100-m freestyle. Coach Elliot Clarke placed third in the consolation finals of the 100-m breast stroke and sixth in the 100-m backstroke. TJ Paisley placed fifth with the regional relay team, while Ann Turgeon took seventh in the consolation finals in the 100-m backstroke. Simon Paisley placed 17th in the 50-m free, fly  and 100-m backstroke.

The swimmers qualified for their spots at the Okanagan Regional Meet in Kelowna in early August. While at that event,  Annalise Spence set a meet record in the 50-m freestyle and qualified for four events, earning four gold medals. She was also selected for the regional relay team for her division. Simon Paisley qualified in three events and picked up two bronze medals. . TJ Paisley earned a gold medal.

Individual Results

Swimmers swim preliminaries to qualify for finals. The first 8 swimmers in each event swim in “A” finals and the next 8 in “B.” Swimmers are grouped according to age and gender. Some events and age categories have many competitors, others have few.

Kiver Heintz: A finals – Fifth 50 breast stroke, 6th 100 freestyle, 7th 100 IM; B finals – 1st 50 freestyle

Ashley McMillan: A finals – 6th 50 breast stroke, “B” finals – 1st 50 freestyle, 4th 50 back stroke

Isabelle Bouchard: “B” finals – 5th 50 freestyle

David Paisley: “A” finals – 7th 50 back stroke, 8th 50 butterfly; “B” finals – 8th 50 freestyle

Annalise Spence: “A” finals – 1st 50 freestyle (Meet Record), 50 back stroke, 50 breast stroke, 100 freestyle

Richter Heintz: “A” finals – 4th 50 breast stroke, 6th 50 back stroke; “B” finals – 1st 50 freestyle.

Carson Drobe: “B” finals – 3rd 50 freestyle, 4th 50 back stroke

Noah Bettauer: “A” finals – 4th 50 breast stroke, 5th 50 butterfly, 6th 50 and 100 freestyles.

Mason Heintz: “B” finals – 1st 50 breast stroke & 100 freestyle, 4th 50 freestyle

Simon Paisley: “A” finals – 3rd 50 freestyle & 100 back stroke, 4th 50 butterfly

Shannon Clarke: “A” finals – 8th 100 breast stroke; “B” finals – 3rd 50 & 100 freestyle, 5th 50 butterfly

Emily Henderson: “A” finals – 7th 100 back stroke, 8th 50 butterfly; “B” finals 5th 50 freestyle

TJ Paisley: “A” finals – 1st 100 breast stroke, 4th 50 & 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly

Noah Spence: “A” finals – 5th 50& 100 freestyle

Sarah Bergstrom: “A” finals – 4th 100 breast stroke, 7th 50 freestyle

Ellen Rutherford: “A” finals – 8th 50 butterfly; “B” finals – 2nd 50 freestyle

JJ Henderson: “B” finals – 4th 50 breast stroke

Ann Turgeon: “A” finals – 3rd 100 back stroke, 4th 50 freestyle & 100 breast stroke

Elliot Clarke: “A” finals – 2nd 100 breast stroke, 3rd 100 back stroke and 4th 50 freestyle

The youngest swimmers, aged 6 and under swim 25m Turtle races. Although Turtles do not qualify for medals, they do get goody bags at the completion of their races. Excellent swims in the Turtle division by Chloe Bouchard, Ryan McMillan and Katie Drobe.

Relay Results

Medley Relays

 

 

Boys

 

 

Div 3 – 4th: Noah B, Mason H, David P, Kiver H

Div 5 – 1st: T.J. P, Noah S, Simon P, J.J. H

Div 8 – 5th: Brad H, Richter H, Elliot C, Carson D

 

 

Girls

Div 6 – 4th: Shannon C, Sarah B, Emily H, Katie D

Div 7 – 2nd: Ashley M, Ann T, Ellen R, Isabelle B

Freestyle Relays

Boys

 

 

Div 3 – 4th: Noah B, Mason H, David P, Kiver H

Div 5 – 2nd: T.J P, Noah S, Simon P, Carson D

Div8 – exhibition no placing: Ryan M, Richter H, Brad H, Elliot C

 

 

Girls

Div 6 – 5th: Sarah B, Ellen R, Isabelle B, Chloe B

Div 7 – 3rd: Ann T, Shannon C, Katie D, Ashley M