Peterson powers through provincials

Chilliwack Spartan Colton Peterson won four medals at the BC AAA Championships, held last weekend in Victoria.

Chilliwack Spartan swimmers competed against BC’s best at the AAA provincial championships, held July 2-6 in Victoria.

The meet welcomed 700 athletes, nine of them Spartans.

In the 16 and over boys’ division, Colton Peterson grabbed gold in the 50 metre breaststroke, snagging silver in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley. He wrapped up his medal haul with a bronze in the 100m breaststroke and placed fourth in the 200m breaststroke and 400m IM.

In the same group, Carson Olafson was second in the 200m freestyle and third in the 100m freestyle, with a seventh place finish in the 200m backstroke.

Sean Deacon competed in the boys’ 11 and under division, bagging bronze in two races. Deacon placed third in the 400 and 800m freestyles, adding a fifth place finish in the 200m fly and sixth place showing in the 100m backstroke. In the same group, Calvin Dumont-Belanger swam to seventh in the 200m butterfly.

Jessie Gibson earned double silver in the 16 and over girls group, placing second in the 100 and 200m flies. She was fourth in the 200m freestyle and IM, sixth in the 400m freestyle and seventh in the 100 and 200m backstrokes.

Brooke Kienas raced the 14 and 15 year old girls’ division, placing eighth in the 50m butterfly.