Hyacks win six medals at AA long course meet

New West-based swim club won three gold, including two boys' relays races at Kamloops competition

Eleven-year-old Megan Wong led the Hyack Swim Club to the podium at the Swim B.C. long course AA championships in Kamloops.

Wong won the 11-and-under girls’ 100-metre freestyle, while also placing on the podium in third place in the 50m free. She also helped the New Westminster-based Hyacks A team, including 10-year-old Regina Rosas-Saenz, Katie Law, 11, and 12-year-old Huijun Yang, to second-place medal in the 12-and-under 200m free relay.

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Rosas-Saenz finished just off the podium in three individual 11-and-under races, including a fourth-place finish in the 100m butterfly. She also finished fifth in the 400m free and sixth in the 200m fly.

Law had a best fifth in the 50m free, while Yang placed eighth in the 200m breaststroke, while winning the B final in the 200m free.

Gregor Gasovic-Vargas won a silver medal in the 12/13 boys’ 100m fly.

The 12-year-old Gasovic-Vargas also helped the Hyacks boys’ relay teams to gold.

The Hyacks, including Victor Song and 14-year-olds Dragos Tudosa and Eric Wu won the 200m free relay, while 13-year-old Andrew Li substituted for Song in the winning Hyacks’ medley relay team at the Kamloops meet.

Gasovic-Vargas also made B finals in the 50 and 100m free.

Wu was a workhorse for the Hyacks, placing fourth in the 14-and-over 200m individual medley, sixth in both the 100 and 200m breast, seventh in the 100m free, while also making a B final in the 50m free.

Tudosa was fifth in both 200 fly and IM, eighth in the 400m IM and 11th in the 200m back.

Li placed fifth in the 200m breast and seventh in the 100m backstroke. Song was eighth in the 1,500m free, while also making a B final in the free sprint.

Emily Lukas also did well in the girls’ endurance swims, finishing 5th in the 14-and-over 400m free and seventh at 800m. She also claimed a fourth-place finish in the 200m back.

XiaoYan Sun was sixth in the 12/13 boys’ 400m free.

Burnaby’s Dynamo Swim Club placed Jack Eccles atop the podium in the 12/13 boys’ 200m free. Eccles also finished fifth in the 100m free and won the B final in the 50m sprint.

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