Waveriders make a splash at the Williams Lake meet

It’s a seemingly endless string of meets for the Waveriders of Quesnel, this time taking on the competition at the Williams Lake swim meet.

  • Fri Mar 13th, 2015 12:00pm
  • Sports

It’s a seemingly endless string of meets for the Waveriders of Quesnel, this time taking on the competition at the Williams Lake swim meet.

For the girls, Grace Currie was in the top 10 in all her eight events as well as bringing in seven personal best times.

She swam in for sixth place in the 100m freestyle and fourth in the 100m backstroke and 200m breaststroke.

Fourteen-year-old Natasha Hanson came in the top seven in all her events. Hanson placed second in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley, as well as swimming in for a third place win during the 100m individual medley showdown.

Swimming in the 11 – 12-year-old category was Darby O’Hara, taking third in the 50m backstroke and seventh in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle. She also brought back six personal best times.

In the 10 and under category, eight-year-old Boroka Peter came in third in the 200m individual medley and second in the 400m freestyle.

Peter also competed in the eight and under category at the meet, placing first in the 100m freestyle and the 50m backstroke.

And final female competitor at the Williams Lake swim meet was Emerie Waston, swimming in the 13 – 14-year old category. Watson ranked in the top 10 in all her events, as well as placing fourth in the 100m individual medley showdown, third in the 100m freestyle and second in the 50m freestyle.

For the boys, Luca Armstrong swam in both the 9-year-old and was in the 10 and under category for the 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle.

Armstrong left the meet with first place in all his swims and four personal best times.

Another Quesnel swimmer to bring in first place in all his event was Garnet Currie, this included the 100m individual medley showdown. He also brought back three personal best times.

Competing in the 9-year-old category and the 10 and under category was Austin Novak. He swam for third place in the 50m freestyle, the 50m backstroke and the 100m backstroke in the 9-year-old category. In the 10 and under category, he placed fifth in the 400m freestyle, fourth in the 200m backstroke and their din the 200m individual medley. Austin also achieved two personal best times at the meet.

Swimming in the eight and under category was seven-year-old Braden Novak. Ranking in the top three in all his events he placed third in the 100m freestyle, second in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke and first in the 100m backstroke.

Plaxing seventh in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, as well as coming in for fifth in the 50m backstroke in the 11 – 12-year-old category was Deegan O’Hara.

Ryley O’Hara swam to sixth place in the 50m backstroke and second in the 50m breaststroke.

Bringing in five personal best times, as well as fourth place in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke, third in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m backstroke was Seth Reddemann.

Waverider Billy Swyers earned six personal best times at the meet and also brought in second place wins in the 50m butterfly and the 100m individual medley showdown. In all his other events Swyers took first place.

For the relay events the Waveriders took two second place wins and one first place win.

Watson, Armstrong, Hanson and Garnet teamed up for the 200m freestyle relay for the 13 – 14-year-old. The team took second place in this relay.

Competing together in the 200 freestyle for 11 – 12-year-olds Armstrong, Grace Currie, Reddemann and Swyers also brought in a second place win.

The first place win for the Waveriders in the relay event was in the 200m medley for 13 – 14-year-olds. The team consisted of Waveriders Watson, Garnet Currie, Hanson and Reddemann.