Swimming: Greater Trail Stingrays slash seconds off times

The Stingrays completed yet another great meet in Castlegar on the weekend loading up on medals and cashing in personal best times.

The Greater Trail Stingrays completed yet another great meet in Castlegar on the weekend loading up on medals and cashing in personal best times.

Shilene Kennedy chopped 13 seconds off her 100-meter breastroke time and shaved five seconds off her 50 freestyle. Not to be outdone, James Roberts took 10 seconds off in the 100 backstroke, while TJ Worsley swam 100 backstroke in eight seconds less than his previous best, and Johnny Hodgekins scored a provincial qualifying time in 50 back.

The Castlegar Meet is known for the Mile Relay that pits eight-person teams swimming a mile as fast as they can.

When the dust settled the Stingrays team comprised of Melissa Pitman, Logan Blair, Nicole Merry, Worsley, Georgia Merry, Josh Ballarin, Kayla Fraser and Elijah Grebe captured second in the event.

Simon Impey won his first medal at his second swim meet ever finishing in a tie for second in the Division 1 boys category. Diego Greenwood captured second and Logan Blair placed third in Div. 4 boys, while Elijah Grebe tied for first in Div. 5 boys and Worsley took third.

Samantha Theobald and Sam Grebe placed second in the women’s Div. 6 and 8 categories respectively.