Fotherby Wins Third Gold On Day 3 Of Canadian Junior Championships

2019 CANADIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Penticton native Justin Fotherby won his third event in as many nights at the Canadian Junior Championships, claiming the boys’ 14-15 100 breast in a time of 1:07.06.

The 15-year-old’s versatility has been on full display early in the competition, as his other gold medals came in the 800 free and 400 IM.

‘’I tried the best I could and it came out the way I wanted to,’’ said Fotherby, who competes for Kisu. ‘’I still have three more race this weekend so I’m excited to see how they go.’’

The time improved on his previous best of 1:07.79 from the 2018 version of this meet in Winnipeg.

Jeremy Koueiki of C.A. St-Eustache topped the 16-18 age group in the boys’ 100 breast, cracking 1:05 for the first time in 1:04.02.

Winning their second gold medal on day three was Emma Finlin of Edmonton Keyano, who topped the girls’ 13-14 1500 free in 17:40.91. She won the 800 on day one in a personal best by seven seconds and now drops 13 in this event.

“I thought the race went really well,’’ said Finlin. ‘’I reached my goals in this race.’’

OTHER WINNERS

  • Kyla Gage, girls’ 15-17 1500 free, 17:37.22
  • Corinne Vezina, girls’ 13-14 100 breast, 1:12.37
  • Avery Wiseman, girls’ 15-17 100 breast, 1:09.71
  • Kamryn Cannings, girls’ 13-14 200 fly, 2:19.87
  • Lora Willar, girls’ 15-17 200 fly, 2:16.45
  • Yutong Wu, boys’ 14-15 200 fly, 2:06.76
  • Michael Andrew Sava, boys’ 16-18 200 fly, 2:02.80
  • Edmonton Keyano, mixed 13-18 400 medley relay, 4:01.65

Quotes courtesy of Swimming Canada.

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