Chilliwack Spartan swimmers star at Lower Mainland championships

Twelve Spartans joined a field of 500+ at a meet hosted by the Richmond Rapids swim club.

The Chilliwack Spartans had 12 swimmers in the pool at the B.C. Lower Mainland Championships, which were held Feb. 17-18 in Richmond.

In the 14 and over category, Meghan Carmichael won gold in the 50m breaststroke and placed seventh in the 200m breaststroke. Natasha Hawkenson was third in the 50m backstroke and seventh in the 200m breaststroke.

In a busy 12-13 year old division, Taegan Factor won silver in the 100m backstroke, finishing fourth in the 100m fly, fifth in the 200m individual medley and eighth in the 200m freestyle.

Eden Grant won bronze in the 50m backstroke and fly and was seventh in the 50m freestyle.

Carter Janzen won bronze in the 50m breaststroke. He was fifth in the 200m IM and sixth in the 200m breaststroke.

Kyra Langer scored silver in the 100m fly and bagged bronze in the 200m breaststroke, finishing fourth in the 200m IM.

JiXiang Li won bronze in the 400m freestyle, finishing seventh in the 100 and 200m breaststrokes and eighth in the 200m IM.

Christopher Hirch competed in the 10 and under division, placing fourth in the 50m backstroke, fifth in the 100m fly and seventh in the 50m fly and 200m freestyle. Amya Carlson placed sixth in the 50m breaststroke and eighth in the 50m backstroke.

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