Record Setting Day for Tritons at Canadian Age Group Champs
Calgary - Benjamin Henger of the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club lead the way for the team at the second day of competition at the 2012 Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships in Calgary, AB.
The 14 year old swimmer broke the provincial record in the 13-14 year old boys' 50m backstroke with a new time of 29.44 seconds, surpassing the old mark of 30.09 seconds.
Henger swam on to his time in the final with a 29.46 to place 7th in the event that evening.
"My race this morning felt amazing," said Henger.
"I slipped a bit on my start in finals, but it was still a great swim. I'm really looking forward to the rest of my races this weekend," he went on to say.
Adding to the Tritons performances for the day were Hayden Adams' 13th place finish in the 17-18 year old boys 50m backstroke in a new personal best of 28.67 seconds, and Rebecca MacPherson's 15th place in the 16-18 year old girls' 100m freestyle in a second ever personal best of 59.36 seconds.
Patrick Henger also had a new personal best in the 16 year old boys' 100m freestyle with a time of 57.35 seconds, as did Kassandra Parsons in the 15 year old girls' 400m Individual Medley with a time of 5:26.70. Eveline Choquette also swam in the 400m Individual Medley in the 13 year old girls category, posting a time of 5:40.70.
"All of our swimmers have been posting strong swims in the morning and moving up in their rankings," said Tritons head coach Chris Stone.
"With three more days to go, I'm certain the Tritons will be continuing to be a factor in the rest of the meet."
Competition resumes Friday morning, July 27 at the Talisman Centre in Calgary and runs until Sunday, July 29.
Chris Stone, BA, ChPC
Head Coach, Wolfville Tritons Swim Club
Head Coach, Acadia University Varsity Swimming
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