Padington wins national age-group championship

Campbell River Killer Whales amass impressive medal haul in top-level competition

Mackenzie Padington of Campbell River won one national championship and added a pair of silver medals as a small delegation from the Campbell River Killer Whales swim club posted a strong showing in the Canadian Age-Group Championships in Quebec City.

Six members of the club competed in the meet and all of them brought home medals.

Padingon, 16, won the 100-metre breast stroke in the 16-18 age group, and added runner-up finishes in both the 200 freestyle and the 200 individual medley. In all, Padington reached the finals in seven events and finished in a fourth-place tie for aggregate scoring in her age group.

Conner Skuse, competing in the male 15-year age group, also won a pair of silvers. He placed second in both the 100 and 200 individual medleys, which combine the butterfly, backstroke, breakstroke and freestyle. Skuse, the only male swimming for the Killer Whales, reached the finals in eight of his nine events and tied for eighth place in aggregate scoring in his age group. His 136 points also placed the Killer Whales 34th in team scoring among 100 male teams.

Four more swimmers — Jamiliya Wellard, Jasmine Skuse, Melayna Beaudin and Cianna Dunn — combined to win bronze in the girls 14-under 4×200 freestyle relay. Jasmine Skuse also snared an individual bronze in the age 13 200 breast stroke.

She and Wellard, competing in the 13-year-old division, and Beaudin and Dunn, in the age 14 group, all reached the finals at least once in their individual events. Added to Padington’s total, that gave the Killer Whales a 15th-place showing in the female team standings and the club placed 19th among 128 clubs across the country in the combined team standings.

 

2015 Canadian Age-group Swimming Championships

At Quebec City

July 29-Aug. 3

 

MALE

15 years

Prelims

100-metre freestyle: 15. Conner Skuse, 55.93 (missed finals by 3 spots; 29 finishers in age group)

200 freestyle: 10. Skuse, 2:01.28.

400 freestyle: 6. Skuse, 4:18.19.

100 breast stroke: 13. Skuse, 1:11.18 (missed provisional qualifying by one spot, .34 sec)

200 breast stroke: 2. Skuse, 2:30.71.

100 butterfly: 6. Skuse, 59.02.

200 butterfly: 9. Skuse, 2:16.58.

200 individual medley: 2. Skuse, 2:14.16.

400 individual medley: 2. Skuse, 4:48.57.

Finals

200 freestyle: 10. Skuse, 2:01.88.

400 freestyle: 5. Skuse, 4:13.93. (winner Connor Walker Markham Ont. 4:06.64, only swimmer to break 4:10)

1,500 freestyle: 4. Skuse, 16:45.30.

200 breast stroke: 4. Skuse, 2:28.20.

100 butterfly: 4. Skuse, 58.45.

200 butterfly: 9. Skuse, 2:15.56.

200 individual medley: 1. Guillermo Cruz Zuniga, E.N St. Lambert, 2:09.89; 2. Skuse, 2:12.80; 3. Ruslan Zaziev, Etobicoke Swimming, 2:13.41.

400 individual medley: 1. Joshua Young, Red Deer Catalina SC, 4:41.47; 2. Skuse, 4:42.80; 3. Brendan Vanherk, Blenheim Blast, 4:45.39.

 

FEMALE

13 years

Prelims

50 freestyle: 13. Jamiliya Wellard, 28.86 (one spot out of provisional qualifying)

100 freestyle: 13. Wellard, 1:02.17. (one spot out, 7-hundredths of a second); 17. Jasmine Skuse, 1:03.35.

200 freestyle: 13. Wellard, 2:16.76.

50 breast stroke: 9. Jasmine Skuse, 36.52; 18. Wellard, 39.15.

100 breast stroke: 6. J. Skuse, 1:19.05.

200 breast stroke: 4. J. Skuse, 2:49.01.

50 butterfly: 8. Wellard, 30.09.

100 butterfly: 11. Wellard, 1:07.47. (provisional qualifier, one spot from auto)

200 individual medley: 10. J. Skuse, 2:33.42; 12. Wellard, 2:34.48.

400 IM: 8. J. Skuse, 5:27.23.

14 years

200 freestyle: 12. Melayna Beaudin, 2:14.59 (reserve finalist)

400 freestyle: 10. Beaudin, 4:44.90.

50 backstroke: 12. Cianna Dunn, 32.67; 28. Beaudin, 33.24.

100 backstroke: 15. Dunn, 1:09.67; 22. Beaudin, 1:10.39.

200 backstroke: 20. Beaudin, 2:31.84; 22. Dunn, 2:32.78.

200 butterfly: 16. Dunn, 2:34.38.

16-18 years

50 freestyle: 18. Mackenzie Padington, 27.45 (final qualifier 27.28)

100 freestyle: 8. Padington, 58.72. (48 finishers)

200 freestyle: 4. Padington, 2:05.95.

400 freestyle: 8. Padington, 4:28.75.

200 backstroke: 21. Padington, 2:24.04.

50 breast stroke: 8. Padington, 33.62.

100 breast stroke: 4. Padington, 1:13.56.

200 individual medley: 1. Padington, 2:20.83.

400 IM: 3. Padington, 5:01.43.

Finals

13 years

50 breast stroke: 8. J. Skuse, 35.94.

100 breast stroke: 6. J. Skuse, 1:18.04.

200 breast stroke: 1. Ellie Maradyn, Edmonton Keyano SC, 2:37.76; 2. Faith Knelson, Ladysmith-Chemainus SC, 2:39.19; 3. J. Skuse, 2:47.80.

50 butterfly: 5. Wellard, 29.58.

200 individual medley: 7. J. Skuse, 2:30.27.

400 IM: 5 (tie). J. Skuse, 5:19.94.

14 years

400 freestyle: 9. Beaudin, 4:42.01.

1,500 freestyle: 12. Cianna Dunn, 19:05.74.

16-18 years

100 freestyle: 6. Padington, 58.01.

200 freestyle: 1. Meryn McCann, Etobicoke Swimming, 2:02.41; 2. Padington, 2:02.76; 3. Isabel Sarty, Halifax Trojan Aquatic, 2:04.02.

400 freestyle: 4. Padington, 4:24.06.

50 breast stroke: 8. Padington, 33:48.

100 breast stroke: 1. Padington, 1:11.42; 2. Jillian Pauletto, Pointe-Claire SC, 1:12.16; 3. Sophie Angus, Weston Swimming, 1:12.84.

200 individual medley: 1. Lili Margitai, Edmonton Keyano SC, 2:18.24; 2. Padington, 2:18.30; 3. Hillary Metcalfe, Langley Olympians, 2:21.79.

400 IM: 6. Padington, 5:01.85.

14-under

4X100 Freestyle relay: 8. Campbell River Killer Whales (Beaudin, Dunn, J. Skuse, Wellard), 4:11.02. (17 teams)

4×200 freestyle relay: 3. CR Killer Whales (Wellard, J. Skuse, Dunn, Beaudin), 8:55.45.

4×100 medley relay: 5. CR Killer Whales (Dunn, J. Skuse, Wellard, Beaudin), 4:32.92.