Five firsts for Olafson at Langley meet

Chilliwack Spartan swimmers Carson Olafson and Jessie Gibson gathered nine gold medals between them at the Langley Invitational.

Carson Olafson won five gold medals, leading Chilliwack’s Spartans at last weekend’s Langley Olympian Invitational swim meet.

Thirty Spartans competed against a field of 400 from around the province.

Olafson (15-and-over division) finished first in the 100 metre fly and backstroke, 200m backstroke and freestyle and 400m freestyle. In the same group, Colton Peterson won the 100 and 200m breaststrokes, adding silvers in the 400m freestyle and individual medley and 100m backstroke. He finished fourth in the 200m fly and backstroke.

Jessie Gibson was the golden girl in the 15-and-over girls division, taking top spot in four races. She won the 200m freestyle, fly and backstrokes and the 100m freestyle. In the same division, Sydney Torok was fourth in the 200m individual medley and eighth in the 100m backstroke.

In the 13-14 year old boys division, Wyatt Hine was eighth in the 200m breaststroke.

In the 13-14 year old girls division, Nadia Strelioff was eighth in the 100 and 200m breaststrokes and 200m individual medley. Brook Kienas was eighth in the 50 and 100m freestyles.

Sean Deacon (11-12 year old boys) was sixth in the 100m fly and Lucas Santangelo was sixth in the 200m fly. Kara Wismer (11-12 year old girls) was fifth in the 200m backstroke and individual medley and sixth in the 100m backstroke.

Calvin Dumont-Belanger was a major contender in the 10-and-under boys division, earning silver in five races. He was second in the 100 and 200m freestyles, 100m backstroke and fly and 50m backstroke. He added bronze in the 200m individual medley and placed seventh in the 50m freestyle.

Eight year old Owen Godin was sixth in the 50m breaststroke and seventh in the 50m backstroke.

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