Golden girl scores four at Mies Schootman meet

Chilliwack Spartan Jessie Gibson earned four firsts on behalf of her Chilliwack Spartans, competing at UBC last weekend.

A strong contingent of Spartan swimmers attended the Mies Schootman meet, held April 13-15 at UBC. Fifteen athletes represented the Spartans against 400 top swimmers from across the province.

In the 14-year-old girls division,  Jessie Gibson won gold medals in the 100 and 200 metre flies, 200m backstroke and 400m freestyle. She added silver in the 50m fly and 200m individual medley, winning bronze in the 200m freestyle. In the same division, Sydney Torok took gold in the 800m freestyle.

In the 15-year-old girls division, Kayla DeBruyn finished third in the 200m fly and fifth in the 200m backstroke. Teammate Erika Sang splashed to seventh in the 50m fly.

In the 16-and-over girls division, Kila Hine swam to fifth in the 200m fly. Kelsy Langille won silver in the 400m freestyle and finished fourth in the 200m fly.

On the boys side, Jordan Torok competed in the men’s 16-and-over category, winning gold in the 100m fly.

Torok placed second in the 200m fly and 1500m freestyle, finishing fourth in the 200m individual medley and freestyle.

Carson Olafson (15-year-old boys) won gold in the 400m freestyle and 50 and 200m backstrokes.

Olafson scored silver in the 100m backstroke and 800m freestyle.

In the same group, Colton Peterson finished with gold in the 100m freestyle and double silver in the 50 and 100m breast strokes.

Peterson finished fourth in the 400 and 800m freestyles and fifth in the 200m freestyle.

Grayson Bukkos (15-year-old boys) finished fourth in the 100m freestyle.

Eduard Stanciu placed fifth in the 1500m freestyle.

Carson Loeppky was the only 14 year old Spartan boy at the meet, placing third in the 50m breast stroke, fourth in the 200m fly and fifth in the 50m fly.

In the 12-and-under boys division, Wyatt Hine placed fifth in the 200m butterfly. Conrad Loeppky finished fourth in the 200m fly and fifth in the 100m breast stroke.

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