Bluebacks boast best meet of the season

Terrace's swim team hit their highest points total of the season at this month's meet in Kitimat

The Terrace Bluebacks had an “excellent” meet in Kitimat the first weekend in May, said coach Mike Christensen, with the team hitting their highest points total of the season with 409 points.

Renzo Zanardo posted top points with 35, with Thomas Christensen (34), Jade Heathfield (33), Anke de Wit (31), Jonus Lecuyer (27), and Harlene Takhar (27) rounding out the top.

Swimmers Avery Back, Mackenzie Bannister, Eva Barnett, Erin Billson, Caelyn Christensen, Aubrey Gingles, Bella Lang, and Jonus Lecuyer all posted 100 per cent best times.

There were a number of first place finishes in individual events. Jade Heathfield placed first in the 50 Breast & 200IM, Renzo Zanardo took first in 200 Free, Hazel McDaniel placed first in 400 Free, Harlene Takhar in 400IM, and Thomas Christensen in 200Back. And the relay team of Juliet Lukasser, Avery Back, Caelyn Christensen, and Erin Billson finished first in the 10 & Under Girls 200 Free Relay.

Bluebacks also clocked in at ‘A’ time standards: Mackenzie Bannister – 50 Free in 39.15, Jonus Lecuyer – 50 Free in 33.91, and Renzo Zanardo – 50 Free in 33.00.

And for ‘AA’ time standards, Anke de Wit – 100 Free in 1:05.67, Jade Heathfield – 200IM in 3:11.15, and Pasha Ormerod – 50 Free in 32.11, hit the mark.

The Bluebacks are now readying for the last regional meet of the year in Prince Rupert June 6-8.


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