Alex Neil wins five medals
Poseidon to host swim meet beginning Nov. 30
Alex Neil of Bay Roberts led the way for the Poseidon Swim Club at the Hickman Automotive Group Fall Classic 2012 in St. John’s from Nov. 9-11.
Neil captured five medals — three gold, one silver and one bronze — in the female 10-and-under division.
She placed first in the 50-metre backstroke, 100 backstroke lead and 50 breaststroke. She was also runnerup in the 100 backstroke and took third in the 50 backstroke lead.
She also narrowly missed out on a medal in the 50 freestyle, finishing fourth.
Two other female swimmers representing the Carbonear club did well in the 10-and-under division.
Sarah Forward of Salmon Cove claimed a silver (50 butterf ly) and two bronze (200 freestyle and 100 freestyle), while Arianna Taylor of Victoria collected three bronze medals (50 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 50 butterfly).
Drew Forward of Salmon Cove finished second (200 freestyle) in the 11-12 age group ( female), while Kirsten Lowe of Clarke’s Beach also brought home a silver (50 backstroke) in the 10-and-under female category.
Meanwhile, Poseidon is scheduled to host the Provincial Heats and Finals Swim Meet from Nov. 30Dec. 2 at the Carbonear pool. Some 200 swimmers are expected to compete.