Swimmers fare well in Lakehead

Staff

It was a weekend full of impressive performances by local swimmers at the Northwest Narwhal’s Massaro Construction LTD Invitational swim meet held Dec. 1-2 at the Lakehead University pool in Thunder Bay.
Sarah Rittau, a member of the local Cyclone Swim Club, medalled in all nine of her events in the female age 15-and-older division.
That included gold in the 50m free (31.09) and 200m I.M., along with silver in each of the 200m free (2:34.22), 100m back (1:20.41), 50m breast (41.77), and 100m breast (1:29.87).
She also snagged bronze in the 100m free (109.43), 50m back (36.83), and 50m fly (34.80).
Other standouts for the Cyclone included Gabe Gunderson, who took home three medals in the male age 13-14 division.
They included a silver in the 100m I.M. (1:35.09) and bronze in both the 50m back (44.13) and 50m fly (42.25).
Logan McFayden also went home with three medals in the male age 15-and-older division, including silver in the 200m back (3:09.88) and 200m I.M. (2:58.87), along with a bronze in the 50m breast (42.86).
Isabella Avis snagged bronze in the 200m breast (3:38.40) in the female age 13-14 division while Paige McFayden took home silver in the 50m breast (42.56).
The Fort Frances Aquanauts also attended the meet, with five of their swimmers garnering medals.
Alana Mironsky medalled in all six of her events in the female age 15-and-older division.
They included gold in both of the 100m free (1:07.81) and 100m breast (1:28.20), and silver in each of the 50m free (31.43), 50m back (35.53), 50m fly (34.51), and 100m I.M. (1:17.75).
Ayiane Gagne, meanwhile, snared a pair of golds in the 100m back (1:14.75) and 100m breast (1.27.14) in the female age 13-14 division.
She also had a silver in the 200m free (2:23.22) and a bronze in the 100m free (1:05.74).
Her sister, Anna, nabbed bronze in the 200m back (3:01.13).
Piper Danylchuk rounded out the Aquanaut swimmers in that division, snaring four medals.
Her haul included silver in the 50m back (37.47), along with bronze in the 50m free (31.56), 50m breast (44.75), and 100m I.M. (1:21.04).
Connor Sandelovich was the lone Aquanaut among the boys, snaring a bronze in the 100m I.M. (1:43.56) in the age 11-12 division.

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