Cyclone put in ‘Classic’ showings


It’s always nice to come home with some hardware when you have to travel several hours for a swim meet.
For five members of the Cyclone Swim Club, that’s exactly what happened at the Northwest Narwhal Allstate Long Course Classic over the weekend at the Lakehead University pool in Thunder Bay.
Isabella Avis had perhaps the most impressive weekend, claiming five medals in all in the female age 11-12 division.
Avis nabbed silver in each of the 50m free (36.88), 50m breast (49.43), and 100m breast (1:49.01) while also claiming bronze in the 200m free (3:07.03) and 200m breast (3:53.11).
Sarah Rittau captured a trio of silver medals in the female age 15-and-older division, including the 200m free (2:43.61), 50m breast (42.85), and 200 I.M. (3:01.84).
Rittau also finished just shy of the podium in each of the 50m free (31.71), 100m free (1:14.97), and 100m breast (1:35.36).
Paige McFayden, meanwhile, snagged a trio of bronze-medal finishes in the female age 13-14 division.
That included the 50m back (40.47), 100m back (1:29.59), and 100m breast (1:39.25).
Lyden Peters and Abby Bone also competed but didn’t finish atop the podium in any of their events.
Among the boys, Matthew Strain nabbed four medals in the age nine-10 division.
They included silver in the 200m free (3:38.61), as well as bronze in each of the 50m free (42.77), 100m free (1:42.90), and 50m back (1:04.37).
And Logan McFayden earned a trio of medals in the male age 13-14 division, including silver in the 50m breast (46.51) and bronze in the 100m breast (1:44.07) and 50m fly (39.83).
The Fort Frances Aquanauts did not have any swimmers attend this meet.