Spring splash for Po­sei­don Swim Club

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY MELISSA JENK­INS Melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

Po­sei­don Swim Club’s largest num­ber of long course com­peti­tors in the last few years at­tended the Spring Splash event in St. John’s May 2-4.

The Car­bon­ear team had 17 reg­is­tered swim­mers for the event, which hosted more than 300 swim­mers at the Aquarena,

The team ranked fifth out of eight teams, be­hind the St. John’s Leg­ends, Mount Pearl Mar­lins, CBS Bluefins and Cor­ner Brook Rapids. Po­sei­don de­feated the Gan­der Lak­ers, Melville Man­tas of Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay and Deer Lake Dol­phins.

Sarah gets her times

For Sarah For­ward, this was an im­por­tant swim meet be­cause she needed to earn a cer­tain time in the 200-me­tre in­di­vid­ual med­ley (IM) to qual­ify for the East Coast cham­pi­onship in Halifax in July. The 12-year-old had al­ready qual­i­fied for the 200 freestyle event, but it was her last chance to earn

Me­gan For­ward, Sarah’s mom, told The Com­pass she was ex­cited to get her sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing time (3:07.41), se­cur­ing her spot at the long course event.

Sarah’s other events in­cluded 50 but­ter­fly (43.49), 50 free (34.08) 50 breast­stroke (47.54) and 100 free (1:17.64).

An­other high­light of the com­pe­ti­tion was Al­li­son Somers, 17, who tied for top achiever in the 15 and over cat­e­gory.

Al­li­son, who will also be at­tend­ing the East Coast Champs with Sarah, com­peted in five events, in­clud­ing 200 fly (2:42.04), 100 fly (1:10.77), 50 fly (32.10), 400 Free (5:10.79) and 200 free (2:30.58).

The fol­low­ing is a com­plete list of Po­sei­don re­sults:

• Jorja Ben­nett (10) — 50 breast (1:10.38), 50 free (46.38), 100 back­stroke (2:05.62), 50 back (54.82) and 100 free (1:47.74);

• Court­ney Bud­den (12) — 100 back, 200 free, 50 breast, 50 free, 50 back and 100 free;

• Katie Butt (13) — 50 free (46.95), 50 back (52.69), 50 breast (1:06.93), 100 free (1:48.13), 100 back (1:50.84) and 100 breast (2:24.08);

• Al­lie Drover (11) — 50 free (47.31), 50 back (55.24) and 50 breast 1:03.25);

• Drew For­ward (14) — 200 back (3:08.15), 200 free (2:51.32), 50 free (37.08), 400 free (5:50.66), 100 free (1:21.96) and 100 breast (1:51.51);

• Alaina King (11) — 50 free (47.35), 50 back ( 56.90), 100 free ( 1: 50.30) and 100 breast (2:20.78);

• Rylee Moores (nine) — 50 free (47.50), 50 back (58.09), 50 breast (1:01.49), 100 free (1:57.14) and 100 breast (2:16.95);

• Alex Neil (12) — 50 free (34.89), 50 fly ( 37.35), 50 breast ( 46.78) and 200 IM (3:14.43);

• Hay­ley O’Driscoll ( 16) — 50 breast ( 42.53), 50 back ( 40.71) and 200 breast (3:24.68);

• Mark Ped­dle (17) — 400 free (5:02.56), 100 fly (1:11.80), 100 free (1:03.59), 50 fly (31.72) and 50 free (29.03);

• Me­gan Smith (10) — 50 free (54.06), 50 back (1:01.48), 50 breast (1:37.11), 100 free (2:04.07) and 100 back (2:16.50);

• MacKen­zie Sut­ton ( nine) — 50 free (49.00), 50 back (57.56), 50 breast (1:10.76), 100 free (1:51.93) and 100 breast (2:33.26);

• Danielle Tay­lor (14) — 50 back (42.45), 100 free (1:21.46), 200 free (2:59.19), 50 fly (41.90) and 100 back (1:31.71);

• Ari­anna Tay­lor (12) — 200 free (3:20.38), 200 IM (3:45.38), 50 breast (48.07), 200 breast (3:56.09), 100 breast (1:48.86) and 100 free (1:30.43).

Sub­mit­ted photo

Po­sei­don Swim Team mem­bers at­tended the Spring Splash event in St. John’s May 2-4. They were, front (l-r) — Al­lie Drover, Katie Butt, MacKen­zie Sut­ton, Alaina King, Jorja Ben­nett, Rylee Moores and Me­gan Smith; back — Al­li­son Somers, Danielle Tay­lor, Drew For­ward, Ha­ley O’Driscoll, Mark Ped­dle, Court­ney Bud­den, Ari­anna Tay­lor and Sarah For­ward. Miss­ing from pho­tos are Alex Neil and Brook Hig­don.

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