Zavaros, Huang Pick Up Wins On Night 3 Of Canadian Juniors


Night 3 from the RBC Canadian Junior Championships featured four different events, with the women’s 800 free starting things off.

Edmonton Keyano’s Emma O’Croinin continued her successful meet thus far, earning her third medal and first gold in the girls 13-14 category in a time of 9:00.34. She won by a whopping 14 seconds over Brooklyn Douthwright (9:14.63).

Marit Anderson of the Calgary Patriots was the lone female to slip under the nine minute mark, winning the 15-17 age group in 8:55.50 over Chantel Jeffrey (9:00.36).

In the 100 breaststroke, Asia Minnes found herself back on top of the podium after an impressive gold-silver double yesterday. She won the girls 13-14 age group in 1:12.04, getting by Pilar McCann (1:12.85). Avery Wiseman of Triton won the 15-17 category in 1:11.30 over Pointe-Claire’s Katrina Brathwaite (1:11.65).

Owen Huang of Markham delivered a big swim in the boys 14-16 age group, going faster than the 17-18 winner in a time of 1:03.34. Frederik Kamminga of Edmonton Keyano won for the older boys in 1:03.84.

Oakville’s Mabel Zavaros nailed down her second individual gold and third overall of the meet in the 200 fly, winning the 15-17 category in 2:13.41. Avery Willis (2:19.82) of Club Warriors won for the 13-14s.

For the boys, Etobicoke’s Ray Yang and Kamloops’ Ryley McRae had an epic duel in the 14-16 final, with Yang emerging with the win in 2:04.67 to McRae’s 2:04.90. Pointe-Claire’s Emil Goin won for the 17-18 boys in 2:06.28.

Markham closed the session out with a win in the mixed 400 medley relay in 4:01.67, with Huang laying down a solid 1:04.09 breast leg for a second gold on the night. Runners-up Etobicoke had a quick anchor from Hanna Henderson (56.93), and bronze medalists CAMO had quick legs from Loic St-Martin (56.61) on back and Mehdi Ayoubi (54.79) on fly.

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Geez Canadian men’s swimming is a joke


The 14-16 age group has been going faster than the 17-18 age group in multiple events, which is either a good sign for the really long term, or it means that a lot more work needs to be done.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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