Acadia, Tritons host successful swim meets

John Decoste
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It was a happening weekend in Wolfville Jan. 11-13 as the Acadia varsity swim teams and the Wolfville Tritons teamed up to host a combination meet.

The weekend event consisted of a two-day senior meet, in which the Acadia swimmers and the more experienced Tritons competed, and a one-day junior meet.

A total of 16 Acadia swimmers, almost the entire varsity squad, took part in the senior meet Friday and Saturday, along with 11 senior Tritons and two Greenwood Dolphins. Eighteen junior Tritons and six junior Dolphins competed at the junior meet on Sunday.

Acadia swimmers turning in top finishes at the meet included Hayden Adams, Luc Boudreau, Ben Corkum, Jake Doiron, Eliza McGuire, Colin Reynolds, Elizabeth Skuriat, Jessica Bent, Patrick Henger, Justin LeBlanc and Kristen MacPherson.

Adams, Bent, Boudreau, Henger and MacPherson are all former Tritons.

“The weekend was a great success,” said Chris Stone, head coach of both the Acadia teams and the Tritons. “The meet is a partnership between the university team and the Tritons. It’s great to host many of the province’s swimmers here at Acadia, and be part of such an exciting sporting weekend.”

Stone noted the varsity swimmers were in the final stages of preparation for the AUS championships.

“It was a great chance for them to race at home and interact with some of the top age-group swimmers in the province,” he said.

On the Tritons’ side, “we had great swims across the board, and I’m really excited about the next part of their season as well.”

Among the Dolphins, Nicole Hutchinson won the 50 breast and was second in 200 fly in her age group. Kyra Jarvis won the 400 IM and was second in 200 fly in her group.

The Tritons have meets through February, leading up to Junior Provincials, Eastern Nationals and the East Coast Championships in Saint John, N.B. in late February.

Tritons/Acadia results:

Hayden Adams won the 50-metre butterfly and backstroke, was second in 50 free and 1,500 free and fourth in 50 breast.

Luc Boudreau won the 50 breast and 50 free, was fourth in 50 fly and fifth in 50 back and 1,500 free.

Corkum won the 200 and 800 free and 200 fly and was third in 200 free and 400 IM.

McGuire won the 100 and 200 fly and was second in 400 IM.

Reynolds won the 100 back and 200 IM, was second in 200 fly, third in 1,500 free and fourth in 50 back.

Skuriat won the 400 free and was fourth in 1,500 free. Doiron won the 100 fly and was fourth in 100 breast.

Patrick Henger was second in 50 fly and third in 50 free, while Bent was second in 200 fly. MacPherson was third in 50 back, and LeBlanc was third in 50 breast.

Among the Tritons competing at the senior meet, Rebecca MacPherson, who recently committed to Acadia for next year, won the 200 IM and was second in 50 back, 100 fly and 1,500 free.

Kassandra Parsons won the 400 IM, was second in 800 free and third in 100 back. Stella Champion-Keating won the 200 breast, and Benjamin Henger won the 400 IM.

Brendan Vibert was second in 100 fly, Adam Deutsch was second in 50 back, and Carlena Eye was second in 200 free.

Connor Adams had five top-10s, including a fourth in 400 IM. Eveline Choquette also had five top-10s, including fourth in 50 fly and 50 back. Deutsch had six top-10s; Choquette, Connor Adams and Sam Adams five; Vibert, MacPherson, Eye, Henger and Mac Muirhead four; Parsons three and Champion-Keating two.

Among the Greenwood swimmers, Logan Way was sixth in 200 fly and Mercedes LeBlanc was eighth in 200 IM.

At the junior meet, Matthew Bent and Will MacDonald led the way for the Tritons. Bent won the 50 free and 50 fly and was second in 50 breast, 400 free and 400 IM. MacDonald was second in 50 fly, 200 breast and 200 IM, third in 200 free and fifth in 50 free. Emma Murphy was second in 400 IM, fourth in 50 free, fifth in 400 free and sixth in 400 IM. Ava Vial was third in 200 breast, fifth in 50 fly and seventh in 50 free and 200 IM.

Dia Hoegg-Phelps also had a successful meet, placing fourth in 200 fly, fifth in 200 IM, seventh in 200 breast and eighth in 200 back. Chantal Mason was fourth in 50 fly and 200 IM and sixth in 400 IM.

Bo Stokesbury-Price was fifth in 50 fly and 200 free, sixth in 200 IM and eighth in 50 free. Sophie Bekkers, Sarah Park, Kyle Woodworth and Anton Zamlynny each had three top-10s.



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