Four firsts for Stingray swimmer

Brett Woodske earned quadruple gold at the Chilliwack Stingrays Invitational Swim Meet.

The Chilliwack Stingrays hosted their annual Invitational Swim Meet July 7-8 at the Rotary Pool, welcoming more than 200 swimmers from around the Fraser Valley.

Stingray swimmers enjoyed great success, led by division-seven boys swimmer Brett Woodske. Woodske claimed four firsts in the 50 metre freestyle, 50 and 100m flies and 100m backstroke.

Stephanie Duncombe competed against division-seven girls, earning double gold in the 50 and 100m freestyles.

In the division-six girls group, Kelsey DeGroot was a bronze medalist in the 100m backstroke and freestyle, adding a fourth place finish in the 50m freestyle. Katharine Van der Veen placed third in the 100m breaststroke.

In the division-five boys group, Graeson Lounsbury got gold in the 50 and 100m flies and finished fifth in the 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. Linden Symons finished fourth in the 100m freestyle and breaststroke, adding a sixth place finish in the 50m freestyle.

Catherine Janzen (division-five girls) finished first in the 200m individual medley, second in the 50m fly, third in the 100m freestyle and fourth in the 50m freestyle.

Weston Johnsrude (division-four boys) finished fourth in the 50m preliminaries and Matthew DeGroot finished second in the 50m freestyle finals.

Sadie Sandve (division-four girls) finished second in the 50m fly, fourth in the 50m freestyle and 10th in the 100m breaststroke.

Three Stingrays competed in the division-three girls group. Kendal French got gold in the 50m fly, silver in the 100m freestyle, bronze in the 50m freestyle and fourth in the 100m individual medley. Paige Owens earned bronze in the 50m fly while finishing sixth in the 50m backstroke, seventh in the 50m freestyle and eighth in the 100m individual medley. Neve Quadling finishing ninth in the 50m fly, 13th in the 50m breaststroke, 18th in the 50m freestyle and 19th in the 50m backstroke.

Dominic Anderson (division-three boys) placed second in the 50m fly, third in the 50m backstroke, fourth in the 50m freestyle and fifth in the 100m freestyle.

Rowan Quadling competed in division-two boys, finishing ninth in the 50m fly, 12th in the 50m backstroke and 14th in the 50m freestyle. In the same division, Keefer Sandve placed eighth in the 50m fly and backstroke and 11th in the 50m freestyle and breaststroke.

Four Stingrays swam in the division-two girls group.

Olivia Lounsbury won gold in the 50m breaststroke, placing fifth in the 50m fly and 11th in the 100m individual medley. Mackenzie Campbell was third in the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle and fourth in the 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley. Megan Owens got bronze in the 50m breaststroke, finishing fifth in the 100m freestyle, eighth in the 100m individual medley and ninth in the 50m freestyle. Sydney Owens was fourth in the 50m fly and backstroke, sixth in the 100m individual medley and seventh in the 100m freestyle.

In the division-one girls group, Kennedy Campbell swam to silver in the 100m freestyle, earning double bronze in the 50m freestyle and backstroke. Annika Johnsrude was 12th in the 50m freestyle. Cadence DeCoene was 15th in the 100m freestyle and 24th in the 50m backstroke.

The two youngest Stingray swimmers competed in the six-and-under division.

Chloe DeCoene finished first in the 25m backstroke, second in the 25m freestyle and third in the 25m breaststroke. Indigo Mielke placed fourth in the 25m freestyle and sixth in the 25m fly.

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