Guelph swimmers grab 22 medals at U of G high school meet
GUELPH — Swimmers representing Guelph schools captured 22 medals at Thursday’s University of Guelph High School Invitational meet at the Gryphon Aquatics Centre.
Local swimmers won seven gold medals, six silver and nine bronze.
William Barrett of Centennial was an individual double winner in the boys’ 16-and-over class as he took the 50-metre butterfly and 100m breaststroke.
Barrett won the 50m butterfly in 27.43 seconds to finish 1.48 seconds ahead of Michael Chang of Georgetown. Dimitri Papadedes of Ross was third in 29.57 seconds.
Winning time for Barrett in the 100m breaststroke was 1:10.5 while Keenan Richardson of Brantford CI was runner-up in 1:12.2.
Kristen Quigley of Centennial also won two individual events as she took the girls’ 16-and-over’s 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
Quigley took the freestyle race in 2:15.0 to finish 4.5 seconds ahead of Mackenzie Latter of Bayside.
She also won the backstroke race as her time of 1:11.3 was 2.3 seconds faster than the time of runner-up Avery Fitzgerald of Kincardine.
Dante Dilello of Bishop Macdonell won the boys’ 16-and-over’s 200m freestyle. He recorded a time of 2:12.0 while Alec Martin of Georgetown was second in 2:14.3.
James Steele of Centennial was victorious in the boys’ 16-and-over’s 100m backstroke. He completed the race in 1:05.1 while Ryan Sims of Brantford CI was second in 1:05.9 and Papadedes of Ross finished in 1:09.2 to win another bronze.
Steele also won a silver in the 100m individual medley as he was 4/10ths of a second behind the winner, Keenan Richardson of Brantford CI.
Guelph CVI struck gold in the girls’ 15-and-under’s 200m medley real. The Gaels won in 2:17.4 while Stratford Central A was second in 2:20.8.
Centennial won silver in the boys’ 16-and-over’s 200m freestyle relay while Ross was third in the 200m medley relay.
Jaxon Konrad of Centennial won silver in the boys’ 15-and-under’s 50m butterfly in 29.83 seconds while Thomas Butler of Bayside won gold in 28.35 seconds.
Talija Menegotto of Ross won bronze in the girls’ 16-and-over’s 50m butterfly. She finished in 32.90 seconds while Karsyn Fink of Orangeville’s Westside won in 30.72.
Katie Berwick of Guelph CVI won bronze in the girls’ 16-and-over’s 100m breaststroke in 1:25.4 while Abbey Sostar of Westside was the winner in 1:20.5.
Berwick also won two medals in the girls’ 15-and-under class as she won silver in the 50m freestyle in 29.64 seconds and bronze in the 100m freestyle in 1:03.7. Latter of Bayside won both races as she took the 50m freestyle in 29.08 seconds and the 100m freestyle in 1:02.9.
Kaitlyn Sullivan of Bishop Mac was the runner-up in the girls’ 15-and-under’s 50m backstroke in 36.18 seconds. Bronwyn Macleod of Stratford Central won in 34.58 seconds.
Owen Van Riet Paap of Centennial won bronze in the boys’ 15-and-under’s 100m freestyle as he finished in 1:02.0. Thomas Butler of Bayside won in 58.36 seconds.
Jack Bergen of Bishop Macdonell won bronze in the boys’ 15-and-under’s 50m backstroke in 35.62 seconds. Cameron Teasdale of Stratford Central won in 30.98 seconds.
Victoria Mablepszy of GCVI was third in the 100m individual medley for the girls’ 15-and-under class in while Latter won in 1:14.7.
Centennial was second in the boys’ 15-and-under’s 200m medley relay in 2:19.3. Bayside won in 2:17.0.
For the boys’ teams, Centennial was second in the boys’ standings with 491 points and 12th in the girls’ standings with 159.
GCVI was fourth in the girls’ standings with 273 points and eighth in boys with 160.
Ross was fifth in the girls’ standings with 272 points and sixth in boys with 252.5.
Centre Wellington was 11th in the girls’ standings with 169 points and 14th in boys with 40.
Bishop Macdonell was 12th in the boys’ team standings with 108 points and 18th in girls with 44.
- Guelph Sports Journal