Valley Regionals - August 1-3 2008
Congratulations to our Provincial Swim Qualifiers!
The Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club competed with 5 other teams from the
Fraser Valley Region at Centennial Pool in Abbotsford last weekend to
secure their places in the upcoming Provincial Championships to be held
in Trail, BC. Swimmers must first qualify in preliminary heats in their
event and then they must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the final heat in
order to qualify to attend the Provincial finals. In addition to
individual competition in as many as 4 events, swimmers participate in
200 metre freestyle and medley relays. Only the top 2 relay teams in
each event qualify for the Provincial competition.
Of the 54 Neptunes entered to compete in the finals, more than 30
qualified to take on the rest of the province in Trail. Overall, 28
individual competitors qualified and 11 of the 19 relay teams entered
will move on to the final round of competition.
Top honours in their divisions went to Andres Fierro and Julian Kotylak
with 4 gold medals each and Nathan Stein with 3 gold and 1 silver.
Qualifying in all 4 of their events were: Jesse Wicklund with 2 gold and
2 silver, Talana Madu with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, Matthew Torres
with 1 gold and 3 silver, Nicholas Todd with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1
bronze, Cole Wagner with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze, Thomas Yeo with
1 gold and 3 bronze and Matthew Halajian and Jared Kopp with 3 silver
and 1 bronze apiece.
Our triple medalists were Michael Abebe: 1 gold and 2 silver, Emma
Germain: 2 silver and 1 bronze, Megan Neale: 2 silver and 1 bronze,
Danika Kotylak: 1 silver and 2 bronze and Kaitlin Hollyday with 3 bronze
medals. Rounding out the Neptunes’ Provincial qualifiers in individual
competition this year are Elena Fierro (bronze), Connor Heidema (silver,
bronze), Amanda Hollyday (2 silver), Noah Johnson (silver), Nathan
Kotylak (bronze), Cole Lauridsen (bronze), Ginelle Nazareth (bronze),
Luke Parenteau (bronze), Joshua Sanborn (silver, bronze), Victoria Smith
(gold, silver) and Arianne Yeo with 1 bronze and a record-breaking gold
medal win in the Division 3 Girls 50 metre breaststroke, smashing a
record twice in the same day that had stood for 24 years!
For complete results, please see our
swim results page