More Gold For Blast
10 year Old Gracin Black dominated the boys’ 10 & under age group, winning gold in both the 100m Breast (1:40.86) and 200m I.M (3:30.81) events. Gracin also won silver in the 100, I.M. in a time of 1:32.99, and captured a bronze to round out his collection in the 200m Freestyle (3:09.59).
Shania Van Herk (17) also won a complete set of medals at this event, capturing gold in the 200m Back (2:23.59) in the women’s 15 & over age category. Shania won silver in the 100m Free in a time of 1:00.54, and finished her medal collection with a bronze medal finish in the 200m I.M. (2:28.84). 15 year old Rain Pfaff won two bronze medals in both the 100m Breast (1:19.11) and 200m Breast (2:55.22) events. Rain qualified for four other finals, finishing in the top ten for each of her six events.
15 year old Brendan Van Herk won a silver medal in the 200m Breast (2:34.54) and won bronze in the 200m Back (2:12.86). Brendan was also seventh in the 200 I.M.
River Pfaff (17) had two top ten performances, just missing the podium in the men’s 15 & over 200m Breast in a time of 2:37.75. River was also sixth in the 100m Fly (1:02.32) Sunday January 25.
13 year old Grace Hansen narrowly missed the podium in the 13-14 year old girls’ 100m Breast in a time of 1:24.74. Grace was also ninth in the50m Free.
January will be a busy month for the team with the 12 & under Cup, the Guelph Invitational and the Blast will host the S.E.A.L. meet at the Gable Rees Rotary Pool January 25.