Division 3 relay team

SeaLions take on provincials

The SeaLions were met with success while attending provincials in Kamloops, Aug. 16 – 18.

The SeaLions were met with success while attending provincials in Kamloops, Aug. 16 – 18.

SeaLions Audrey Jespersen, Lauren Pastachak, Lucy Jespersen and Casey Fisher  teamed up for the division 3 girls 200m medley relay.

The team entered the event with a first place time and finished the races with a record setting time of 2:20.86, taking home gold as well as taking down the previously held record from 2009.

Quesnel’s relay team also took part in the 200m free relay for the division 3 girls, plunging into the waters and swimming fast ahead of their competition to take home yet another gold medal win with a time of 2:08.18.

In the final event for the SeaLions successful relay team the Quesnel swimmers represented the entire Cariboo region in the regional medley relay event.

The four SeaLions took on the seven other regions, each of the teams made up of the best swimmers of all the clubs within each region.

Despite the tough competition Quesnel swimmers triumphed, earning a bronze medal for Quesnel and the entire Cariboo region.

Along with the relay events, many of the SeaLions excelled at the individual events as well.

Swimmer Audrey Jespersen took home the gold in division 3 girls 100m individual medley and the 50m freestyle, breaking a provincial record that had been held for 12 years in her 50m swim.

This accomplished swimmer swam in for another gold medal in both the 50m backstroke and the 50m breast stroke.

Also competing in the division 3 girls events was SeaLions Lucy Jespersen taking silver in the 50m freestyle and the 50m butterfly, as well as swimming in for a new club record and a bronze medal standing for the 100m freestyle.

The previous club recored for the 50m breast stroke was set 25 years ago but girls division 1 swimmer Natalie Bergeron has set the bar even higher, taking down the previously held record at provincials as well as taking bronze for the event.

SeaLions Olivia Crocker, division 4 girls competitor started the event ranked in

15th place for the 100m breast stroke but quickly climbed up the ranks, taking a silver medal win home.

Crocker also placed eighth in the 50m freestyle and ninth in the 50m butterfly.

In the 100m individual medley girls division 3 swimmer Lauren Pastachak narrowly missed a bronze medal win, swimming in for fourth place.

Pastachak also took home a fourth place win in the 100m freestyle, fifth in the 50m backstroke and ninth in the 50m butterfly.

Girls division 1 competitor Natalie Bergeron swam in for a seventh place win in both the 50m butterfly and the 100m freestyle.

Baylee McGillivray placed seventh in the division 6 girls 500m butterfly, 10th in the 100m butterfly and 14th in the 100m breast stroke.

For the division 2 boys, Shawn Fisher competed in the 100m freestyle taking sixth place, as well as 10th place in the 50m backstroke and 13th place in the 50m breast stroke.

Owen Larson also competed in several of the division 2 boys events, swimming into 12th place in the 50m breast stroke and 14th place for the 100m freestyle.

The SeaLions division 4 boys swimmer was Dawson McGillivray, swimming into ninth place in the 50m butterfly and 10th place in the 100m breast stroke.

Even coach Chris McGauley competed at the event, taking fifth place in the 100m backstroke for division 6.

It was a successful weekend for the SeaLions, with the club memebers returning to Quesnel with many gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as setting records both provincially and within the club.

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