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






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




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

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

Freestyle Relays




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




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

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


Just Posted

James Miller, the managing editor at the Penticton Herald, has been voted in for Jake Kimberley’s vacated council seat. (Submitted)
James Miller elected as Penticton city councillor

Penticton also voted yes to allowing up to 25 years for a Skaha Marina contract

The Eyes of the Tigers on the 2021 Beer Run on June 19. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Beer Runners take trip around local beaches and brews

Over 160 people signed up to come back after the 2020 run was cancelled

There was high voter turnout for the first of three advance voting days for the Penticton city by-election.
Penticton city by-election general voting day is today, June 19

737 voters on June 9 in comparison to 2018 general election, which had 1,001 on first day

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 Penticton-area men charged with Kamloops brothers’ double homicide

Brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May in Naramata

(File photo)
Penticton not holding Canada Day activities out of respect for Indigenous people

Cities across B.C. are cancelling the holiday after an increased spotlight on Canada’s dark history

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

Starting in 2022, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District is extending dog control to the entire Electoral Area D. (Stock photo)
Dog control bylaw passes in Shuswap area despite ‘threatening’ emails

CSRD board extending full dog control in Electoral Area D starting next year

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Most Read