Big medal count for Po­sei­don at Gan­der meet

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Po­sei­don swim­mers per­formed well at the Gan­der Lak­ers Spring Meet ear­lier this month, bring­ing home 29 medals.

Sarah Burt had a big meet for the Car­bon­ear-based club, earn­ing three gold medals in breast­stroke events (50, 100 and 200 me­tres) in the 10-and-un­der fe­male cat­e­gory.

In the 11-year-old girls cat­e­gory, Rylee Moores claimed five medals — two gold in 100-m freestyle and 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, a pair of sil­vers in 200-m freestyle and 100-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, plus a bronze in 50-m but­ter­fly.

She barely missed out on a sixth medal, claim­ing fourth in the 50-m freestyle fi­nal.

Sarah For­ward won four medals com­pet­ing in the 13-year-old fe­male cat­e­gory, earn­ing a trio of sil­vers (200-m breast­stroke and 200 and 400-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley) and a bronze (400-m freestyle).

She was also fifth in 100-m breast­stroke.

Four­teen-year-old fe­male swim­mer Alex Neil won two golds in 50-m freestyle and 200-m but­ter­fly and a bronze in 50-m back­stroke.

Neil came fourth in three other events — 50-m freestyle, 100-m but­ter­fly and 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Macken­zie Sut­ton claimed three medals in 11-year-old girls with a pair of sil­vers (100-m freestyle and 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley) and a bronze (100-m back­stroke).

Sut­ton was also fourth in 200-m freestyle and fifth in 50-m but­ter­fly.

Court­ney Bud­den, com­pet­ing in the 14-year-old girls cat­e­gory, won two bronze medals in 100 and 200-m freestyle.

She was also fourth in both 50 and 100-m back­stroke and fifth in 100-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Jorja Ben­nett brought home a sil­ver medal in 100-m but­ter­fly for the 12-year-old girls cat­e­gory and just missed out on a bronze medal in 50-m but­ter­fly, plac­ing fourth. Noah Coombs earned a sil­ver medal in 100-m back­stroke, com­pet­ing in the 13-year-old male age cat­e­gory.

Three other swim­mers earned bronze medals — Broc Pen­ney (12-year-old male 50-m breast­stroke), Drew For­ward (15-and-over fe­male 400-m freestyle) and Ari­anna Tay­lor (14-year-old fe­male 50-m breast­stroke).

Abby Trask, 13, fin­ished with per­sonal best times in four events and was also a mem­ber of the 11-12 girls 4 x 50-m med­ley re­lay team that claimed a bronze medal. Po­sei­don re­lay teams also won a sil­ver (4 x 50-m freestyle 13-14 girls) and two bronze (4 x 50-m freestyle 11-12 girls and 4 x 50-m med­ley 13-14 girls).

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Po­sei­don Swim Club of Car­bon­ear sent a dozen swim­mers to the Gan­der Lak­ers Spring Meet ear­lier this month.

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