Marlins first meet a success

Jacob Van Horne.                                Photo supplied

Jacob Van Horne. Photo supplied

Twenty members of the Marlin Swim Club competed at the North Coast Invitational swim meet in Prince Rupert last weekend.

Charlotte Collier, Ewan and Gavin Thomopolous, Grayden and Abbee Rusconi, Josh, Caleb and McKenna Reis, Jake Kluss, Colby Bowles, Nolan Knox, Jacob Van Horne, Louie and Jake Quinn, Anais Ramos-Gadbois, Harry Zhou, Gracie Baker, Kamryn O’Neal and Dallas Gray competed against swimmers from the Prince George Barracudas Swim Club, the Bulkley Valley Otters Swim Club and the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club, who hosted the meet.

Jadyn and Lucas Johnston, two former Marlins who now swim for the Williams Lake Bluefins, also competed.

The Marlin Swim Club placed third overall, behind the Prince Rupert and Prince George teams and ahead of the Bulkley Valley Otters.

The lone Marlin medalist was Jacob Van Horne who tied for bronze in the 10-and-under-boys category. Jacob won the 50 fly and the 50 breaststroke with a one-second best time in the latter. He placed second in both the 100 backstroke and the 100 freestyle, swimming an 11-second best time in the free.

Other highlights include first-place finishes for Charlotte Collier in the 50 free, Nolan Knox in the 50 fly, Louie Quinn in the 50 back, Anais Ramos-Gadbois in the 100 individual medley and the 50 breast, Caleb Reis in the 100 individual medley, Grayden Rusconi in the 50 breast, and Gavin Thomopoulos in the 50 fly and 50 free, as well as an astounding 26-second best time by Abbee Rusconi in the 100 breast.

This was a successful first meet of the year for the Marlins who look to improve their standing in upcoming meets. The next one is in Prince George the weekend of November 17.

The Marlin Swim Club also looks forward to hosting its own swim meet here the weekend of December 7.

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