Kigoos make a splash at provincials

Club wraps up 60th season with a number of medals and new records

The Richmond Kigoos wrapped up their 60th season with an impressive performance at last weekend's Provincial Summer Swimming Championships in Kamloops. 

The club earned nine individual medals and seven more in relay events, and were one of the top performing clubs in the province. 

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The Kigoos were led by Division 3 swimmer Fern Buckley who had a total of seven medals - including 3 individual gold medals.  Buckley set two club records, including the 100 IM record that had stood since 1986.   

Other key performers on the weekend included Division 2 swimmer Colin Nishi who had a silver medal in 50 freestyle and in the 50 fly.

Nick Kennedy had top eight finishes in all seven of his races, highlighted by a gold medal in 100 backstroke. He joined William Li, Josh Nygard and Joseph Yeh for a silver on the regional relay in OCat2. Li added to the medal count with a silver in the 200 IM.

Rachel Pham set a club record for Division 7 girls 100 fly on her way to a bronze medal.  She then joined Caroline Do, Olivia Johnston and Liz Kennedy to set a club record in the medley relay.

The following Kigoos had top 16 individual performances:

50 Free

Division 2:  Rachel Walker - 14th, Colin Nishi - 2nd, Genyuan Zhang - 14th

O Cat 1:  Theodore Pak - 7th  

Division 4:  Madeline Farrugia - 5th

Division 5:  Ashley Maedel - 12th

O Cat 2:  Nick Kennedy - 6th, William Li - 8th

Division 7:  Hailey Dong - 11th, Liz Kennedy 13th

Division 8:  Alexis Silvera - 15th

100 Freestyle

Division 2: Colin Nishi - 9th

Division 4: Madeleine Farrugia - 4th, Alex Yuill - 7th, Sofia Lemaire - 8th

Division 5: Ashley Maedel - 10th

Division 6: Olivia Johnston - 11th

O Cat 2: William Li - 5th, Nick Kennedy - 7th

Division 7: Hailey Dong - 14th, Caroline Do - 15th

50 / 100 Breaststroke

Division 1:  Cristiano Carvalho - 8th

Division 2:  Abigail Cheung - 10th, Katherine Kennedy - 13th

Division 3:  Fern Buckley - 2nd, Gisele Carvalho - 4th

Division 4:  Emi Nishi - 7th, Catherine Labao - 12th

Division 6:  Olivia Johnston - 7th

O Cat 2: Josh Nygard - 14th

Division 7:  Elizabeth Kennedy - 12th

50 Fly

Division 1:  Cristiano Carvalho - 14th

Division 2:  Katherine Kennedy - 9th, Colin Nishi 3rd

Division 3:  Fern Buckley - 1st, Aden Labao - 14th

Division 4:  Alex Yuill - 4th, Sofia Lemaire - 5th, Emi Nishi - 6th

Division 5:  Ashley Maedel - 5th

Division 6:  Olivia Johnston - 9th, Nicolas Pham - 10th

O Cat 2:  Nick Kennedy - 4th, Joseph Yeh - 10th

Division 7:  Hailey Dong - 9th

Division 8: Alexis Silvera - 13th

100 Fly

Division 5:  Ashley Maedel - 5th

O Cat 2:  William Li - 5th, Joseph Yeh - 11th

Division 7:  Rachel Pham - 3rd

50 / 100 Backstroke

Division 2:  Colin Nishi - 7th

Division 3:  Fern Buckley - 1st

Division 4:   Alex Yuill - 7th, Sophia Lemaire 10th

Division 6:  Lucas Yuill - 12th, Daniel Lakowski - 16th

O Cat 2:  Nick Kennedy - 1st, Josh Nygard - 5th, Joseph Yeh - 9th

Division 7:  Caroline Do - 7th

100 / 200 IM

Division 1:  Cristiano Carvalho - 16th

Division 3:  Fern Buckley - 1st, Gisele Carvalho - 15th

O Cat 1:  Theodore Pak - 8th

Division 4:  Alex Yuill - 6th, Sofia Lemaire - 7th

O Cat 2:  William Li - 2nd, Josh Nygard - 8th, Joseph Yeh - 12th

Division 7:  Caroline Do - 9th

Club records

-Colin Nishi in Division 2 50 fly with a time of 36.70 just beat the 2012 record of Vincent Lee (36.75).

-Fern Buckley in Division 3, 100 IM with a time of 1:15.12 broke Sarah Cherry's record of (1:15.46) from 1986. Fern also broke the 50 breaststroke record with a time of 38.30 edging out Emi Nishi's 2018 record (38.74).

-Olivia Johnston in Division 6, 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:19.65 broke Aleta Grant's record (1:19.89) set in 1984.  

-Rachel Pham in Division 7 100 Fly with a time of 1:09.63 broke Laura Dee Bowley's record (1:10.76) from 1989.

-Division 4 Girls Medley Relay (Sofia Lemaire, Catherine Labao, Emi Nishi, Madeleine Farrugia) with a time of 2:11.75 broke the record of 2:17.24, set in 1987.

-Division 4 Girls Freestyle Relay (Emi Nishi, Sofia Lemaire, Madeleine Farrugla, Alex Yuill) had a time of 1:58.39 in the finals, which takes almost four seconds off of the 2017 record (2:02.02).

-Division 7 Girls Medley Relay (Caroline Do, Olivia Johnston, Rachel Pham, Liz Kennedy) with a time of 2:09.81 broke the record of 2:18.06, set in 2001.

 

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