Gibson dominates Richmond’s West Coast meet

Chilliwack Spartan Jessie Gibson continued her fantastic season with another nine first place finishes at a recent meet.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club sent 15 athletes to the West Coast Open Swim Meet, held May 4-5 in Richmond.

The locals entered a field of 480, including swimmers from British Columbia and Washington State.

Jessie Gibson had another strong showing in the 15-and-over girls division, finishing first in nine races.

Gibson picked up three firsts in the fly (50, 100 and 200m).

She picked up another three in freestyle (50, 100 and 200m).

She was first in the 50 and 100m backstrokes and 200m individual medley.

Carson Olafson collected three firsts in the 15-and-over boys division.

Olafson aced the 100m fly and 200m backstroke and freestyle.

He added silver in the 50m backstroke and fly and 200m fly.

Olafson was third in the 100m freestyle and fourth in the 400m freestyle.

In the same division, Justin Awrey placed second in the 200m individual medley, fifth in the 50 and 200m breaststrokes and seventh in the 100m breaststroke.

Grayson Bukkos was second in the 200m backstroke, fourth in the 100m fly and 200m freestyle, fifth in the 100m freestyle and eighth in the 400m freestyle.

Carson Loeppky finished fourth in the 50m breaststroke, seventh in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

Eduard Stanciu was fifth in the 100m backstroke.

Kara Wilsmer (11-12 year old girls) was sixth in the 200m individual medley.

In the 13 and 14 year old girls division,  Nadia Marie Strelioff placed third in the 400m individual medley, fifth in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 200m backstroke and individual medley.

Brook Kienas finished fifth in the 100m breaststroke and sixth in the 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke and freestyle.

Jordyn Hryciw placed seventh in the 50m breaststroke.

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