No medals for Po­sei­don at Short Course Cham­pi­onships

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While there were no medals to take home from the pro­vin­cial Short Course Cham­pi­onships in Mount Pearl, Po­sei­don Swim Club came close in a few cases.

Bay Roberts swim­mer Alex Neil came fourth in the 50-me­tre but­ter­fly race for the 13-14 age group with a time of 32.91 sec­onds, miss­ing out on the bronze by less than a se­cond. Neil was also fourth go­ing into the fi­nal of the 100-m but­ter­fly fol­low­ing her swim in the pre­lim­i­nary round, but she was dis­qual­i­fied in the fi­nal.

Else­where, Neil took more than two sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous per­sonal best of 1:08.73 in the 100-m freestyle pre­lim­i­nary round and fin­ished fifth in the fi­nal with a time of 1:06.73. She was also sev­enth in the 50-m freestyle and 10th in 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Sarah For­ward of Salmon Cove fin­ished sixth in the fi­nal of the 400-m freestyle event for 13-14 girls and eighth in both the 100m and 400-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley fi­nals, tak­ing more than eight sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous per­sonal best in the for­mer race with a time of 1:20.51.

Sarah’s sis­ter Drew made two A-fi­nals in the 15-and-over age group, fin­ish­ing sev­enth in 400m freestyle and eighth in 200-m back­stroke. She also qual­i­fied for B-fi­nals in the 200-m freestyle and 50-m back­stroke events, fin­ish­ing 11th and 16th re­spec­tively.

All three girls were joined by Po­sei­don team­mate Court­ney Bud­den in three 15-and-over re­lay events. The team fin­ished fourth in the 4x100-m freestyle re­lay and fifth in both the 4x50m med­ley and 4x100-m med­ley re­lay events.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Po­sei­don swim­mers (from the left) Court­ney Bud­den, Drew For­ward, Alex Neil and Sarah For­ward re­cently com­peted at the New­found­land and Labrador Short Course Cham­pi­onships, held in Mount Pearl Feb. 12-14.

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