Medal haul for Spartans at Chena Invitational

Young swimmers Owen Godin and Meghan Carmichael won three races apiece at North Vancouver's Chena Invitational meet.

The Chilliwack Spartan Swim Club sent 11 athletes to the Chena Invitational 12-and-under swim meet, held Jan. 18 in North Vancouver.

The Spartans collected 11 first place finishes, led by the dynamic duo of Owen Godin and Meghan Carmichael. Competing in the eight year old boys division, Godin finished first in the 100 metre butterfly and backstroke and 200m individual medley.

Carmichael matched him, collecting firsts in the same races in the 11-12 year old girls division. In the 10-11 year old boys division, Lucas Santangelo battled to first in the 50 and 100m butterflies, adding a third place finish in the 200m IM.

Teammate Myles Wheeler won the 200m IM, placing second in the 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke. He added a third place finish in the 100m butterfly.

Sean Deacon won the 100m backstroke.

In the eight-year-old girls division, Ji Xiang Li was third in the 100m backstroke.

In the 10-11 year old girls division, Chase Bjornerud was second in the 100m backstroke, Julia Hirch was second in the 100m butterfly and Angela Enciso was third in the 100m backstroke.

The Spartans reeled in one team medal, with Santangelo, Wheeler, Godin and Deacon taking top spot in the boys’ freestyle relay.

The Chilliwack swim club will have athletes at the AAA provincial championships, taking place Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 in Kamloops.

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