Ill­man, Mas­tro­mat­teo win five gold at Win­nipeg swim meet

Kenora Daily Miner and News - - SPORTS -

This past week­end 10 Kenora Swim Sharks hit the water in Win­nipeg at the St. James Seals Last Chance for Man-Sask Meet.

It was solid week­end for all ath­letes. New per­sonal bests were achieved, and Alex Ill­man led the way for the Sharks, win­ning five gold and three sil­ver medals. Gabe Mas­tro­mat­teo won five gold medals with brother his Tazio col­lect­ing four sil­ver medals. Eli Dawe and Evey Kyle each brought home one sil­ver and Katie McKie won one bronze medal.

17-year-old Il­man qual­i­fied for the ManSask pro­vin­cial qual­i­fy­ing times in three events.

“As a se­nior fe­male ath­lete, it has been hard to stay fo­cused and mo­ti­vated through some chal­leng­ing years. Hard work, per­se­ver­ance and pos­i­tive self-talk are the key to suc­cess” said head coach Janet Hys­lop. “I am proud of her ac­com­plish­ments and look for­ward to see her set­ting her sites on uni­ver­sity swim­ming.”

Next on the docket for the Ill­man and Kyle is the ManSask Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships in Saska­toon Dec. 13-16. Gabe Mas­tro­mat­teo will re­turn to the pool post in­jury to test his speed against the best ju­niors in Canada at the On­tario Ju­nior In­ter­na­tional in Toronto Dec. 14-16.

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Alex Ill­man won five gold medals and three sil­vers at the St. James Seals Last Chance for Man-Sask Meet in Win­nipeg Dec. 1-2.

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