Tritons swim to success at N.S. Open

John Decoste
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The Wolfville Tritons wrapped up the pre-Christmas portion of their 2013-2014 schedule with a solid performance at the Nova Scotia Senior Open in Halifax recently.

The 32 participating Tritons were divided into two groups, one made up of the more senior swimmers and the other younger and/or less experienced competitors.

Head coach Chris Stone said both squads were second overall in their respective team standings.

Individual highlights included Rebecca MacPherson being named High Point Female Swimmer of the Meet.

Other Tritons with top placings included Adam Deutsch, Sam Adams. Kassandra Parsons, Benjamin and Patrick Henger and Eveline Choquette.

As a team, the Tritons recorded 67 top-10 finishes, including 30 top-threes and 11 firsts, turned in by six different swimmers.

MacPherson, 17, won the 100, 200 and 800 freestyle and 200 backstroke, and was also second in 400 free and fourth in 1,500 free.

Patrick Henger, 18, along with Cynthia Pfeiffer one of two Acadia swimmers to swim under the Tritons banner at the meet, won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. He was also third in 200 free and 50 and 200 fly, and sixth in 100 free.

Younger brother Benjamin Henger, 15, won the 200 backstroke, was second in 50 and 200 fly and 50 and 200 back, and fourth in 100 fly.

Parsons, 17, won the 50 and 200 butterfly, was second in 100 fly, fourth in 800 free, fifth in 50 free and sixth in 1,500 free.

Deutsch, 17, won the 50 breaststroke, was second in 100 breast, 800 free and 200 IM and third in 400 free and 400 IM.

Choquette, 15, won the 200 breaststroke, was second in 100 and 200 fly, third in 400 IM, and fourth in 50 and 100 breast.

Connor Adams, 17, had the Tritons’ other top-three finish, a third in 200 breaststroke. He was also sixth in 50 breast and 50 and 200 free, eighth in 100 breast and ninth in 200 IM.

Carlena Eye, 17, was fourth in 50 fly, fifth in 100 fly and 100 free, sixth in 200 and 800 free, and eighth in 1,500 free.

Brendan Vibert, 18, was fourth in 800 free and 200 breast, fifth in 1,500 free, sixth in 200 IM, ninth in 50 breast and tenth in 100 breast.  

Sam Adams, 14, was sixth in 50 fly and 200 breast, ninth in 50 free and tenth in 50 breast. Stella Champion-Keating, 18, was seventh in 50 breast, eighth in 200 breast and tenth in 100 breast.

McLachlan Muirhead, 14, was seventh in 400 IM, eighth in 1,500 free, ninth in 200 fly and tenth in 100 fly. Will MacDonald, 14, was ninth in 800 free. 

The second Tritons team included Andrew Archibald, Sophie Bekkers, Matthew Bent, Brittany Guiney-Yallop, Dia Hoegg-Phelps, Jane Lescheid, Emma MacDonald, Robert MacDonald, Emma Murphy, Sarah Park, Bo Stokesbury-Price, Jennifer Vibert, Ava Vial, Sean Vibert, Kyle Woodworth, Arianna Young and Kovi Young.

Several of these swimmers had solid showings, recording a number of new personal best times. Stokesbury-Price was second in his age group in the 200-metre freestyle. For some of the second group, this is their first year swimming competitively.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Senior Open

Geographic location: Halifax, Acadia

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