Neptunes back in water, earn fourth at opening meet of KSSA season

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes are back!Following a one-season hiatus due to renovations at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Heritage City club experienced its first action as the Neptunes hosted the first meet of the 2014 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season this past weekend in Nelson.“For the Neptunes it was highly successful, placing fourth place out of eight teams in total, but more importantly, the amount of improvement seen by all swimmers was excellent,” said Neptune coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.Castlegar Aquanauts dominated the meet winning going away with 636 points.Surprising Grand Forks was second with 318 points followed by Trail at 255 and host Neptunes at 246.Kimberley, Revelstoke, Creston and Colville, Wash., rounded out the field.Individually, Sage Cowan who won gold in Division six girls to lead Nelson.Coach Cynthia Pfeiffer also topped the podium in Division eight girls while Afford was third.Morgan Roberston-Weir, in Division one girls, Cameron Bibby-Fox, in Division two boys, Ohia Wintraub in Division four girls and Olivia Cowan, in Division five girls, all won bronze medals.Riley Andursak set meet records for Nelsonin 25-meter freestyle, 25-meter backstroke and 25-meter butterfly while teammate Lachlan Bibby-Fox set a new mark in 25-meter backstroke. “We were very happy with all the swimmers enthusiasm and effort this weekend and we know that this will be carried through the rest of the summer,” Rebecca Afford said.Neptune results — Top Three Finishes:Rebecca Afford – Division 8200IM 3rd (2:48.65)50 Freestyle 1st (30.27)100 Breaststroke 1st (1:22.26)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:08.11)Riley Andrusak – 6 and under25 Freestyle 1st (22.80)25 Butterfly 1st (29.95)25 Backstroke 1st (26.20)25 Breaststroke 1st (34.45)Cameron Bibby-Fox – Division 250 Butterfly 3rd (1:07.00)50 Breaststroke 2nd (1:10.08)Lachlan Bibby-Fox – 6 and under25 Freestyle 1st (29.36)25 Butterfly 2nd (43.76)25 Backstroke 1st (31.20)25 Breaststroke 3rd (48.55)Joanna Blishen – Division 5100 Butterfly 2nd (1:37.16)Imogen Cowan – Division 1100 IM 3rd (2:05.80)Sage Cowan – Division 6 200 IM 1st (2:57.07)100 Butterfly 2nd (1:24.41)100 Backstroke 2nd (1:22.84)50 Butterfly 2nd (36.16)100 Freestyle 2nd (1:10.94)Olivia Cowan – Division 5200 IM 2nd (3:03.86)100 Backstroke 2nd (1:23.90)50 Butterfly 3rd (36.84)Locke Finley – Division 2100 Freestyle 3rd (1:53.91)Hunter Hedges – Division 150 Freestyle 3rd (50.82)50 Backstroke 2nd (59.20)Matthew Holitzki – Division 4200 IM 3rd (3:11.48)100 Breaststroke 3rd (1:39.53)kMakena Janzen – 6 and under25 Breaststroke 3rd (45.76)Hannah Malenfant – Division 4200 IM 3rd (3:20.50)100 Backstroke 3rd (1:33.80)Cynthia Pfeiffer – Division 8200 IM 1st (2:42.52)50 Freestyle 3rd (30.44)100 Butterfly 2nd (1:18.59)100 Backstroke 1st (1:11.55)50 Butterfly 2nd (33.68)100 Freestyle 2nd (1:06.25)Morgan Robertson-Weir – Division 150 Butterfly 2nd (1:03.00)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:52.09Nava Sachs – Division 5100 Breaststroke 3rd (1:38.89)Ohia Wintraub – Division 450 Freestyle 3rd (34.31)50 Butterfly 3rd (37.41)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:18.56)last_img

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