Hannah Pearson (left) won a silver medal for 10 and under girls and Kleanza Cathers won a bronze medal for 11-12 year old girls.

Hannah Pearson (left) won a silver medal for 10 and under girls and Kleanza Cathers won a bronze medal for 11-12 year old girls.

Kitimat Marlins start new season at meet in Prince Rupert

The Kitimat Marlins swim club had 15 swimmers attend the first regional swim meet of the season in Prince Rupert recently.

The Kitimat Marlins swim club had 15 swimmers attend the first regional swim meet of the season in Prince Rupert recently.

With teams from host Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers and B.C. powerhouse Prince George also in attendance and the Marlins focussing on their weaker events for the meet, competition was tough.  The Marlins held their own though with all 15 swimmers achieving personal best times and many swimmers winning and placing top three in events.  For overall points the Marlins finished third out of the five teams respectively.

In the 10 and under girls Hannah Pearson (10) continued her rocket rise to the top as she took the silver medal in overall points in the division.

In the 11-12 girls division Kleanza Cathers (12) finished with a bronze medal in the division.

Achieving the tough task of swimming to personal best times in all seven of their individual events were Madison Landry and Nolan Striker.

The Marlins will compete next at the very competitive Prince George Invitational in mid November.

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