Humboldt Hammerheads have strong performances at three meets

HUMBOLDT — Swimmers from the Humboldt Hammerheads competed in three events last weekend, including the ManSask Provincial Championships.

Darren Romanuik was the only Humboldt-based swimmer to compete in the ManSask, which took place from July 4 to 7 in Winnipeg. At the championship, there was a preliminary race in the mornings. The top 16 swimmers then moved on to finals in the afternoons.

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“Darren swam six events and achieved a personal best time in each,” said Leisl Lefebvre, coach of the Hammerheads. “He qualified tenth in 50 metre breast to make it to the finals. Quite an accomplishment for a first time participant.”

Most of the Hammerheads competed at the Melfort Marlins Summer Swim Team Invitational Swim Meet, held at the Northern Lights Palace on July 6. Ten swimmers won medals.

In the 15-16 girls’ category, the Hammerheads won all three medals. Lauren Hinz won the gold, Katie MacLean the silver and Megan Brooks the bronze. Hinz won all five events. MacLean placed first in two events, second in two events and third in one event. Brooks finished first in one event, second in two events and third in one event.

Ashley Hinz received gold in the 13-14 girls’ category. She placed first in two events and second in three events.

In the girls’ 17-18 category, Lauryn MacLean won gold. She got one first place, two second places and one third place.

In the 7-8 boys’ category, Aaden Kozar received the gold. He had three first place finishes and two second place finishes.

Garrett Brown got the gold in the 17-18 boys category. He won all five of his events.

In the girls’ 11-12 category, Ella Schlachter received bronze. She received one first place finish and four second place finishes.

Reed Cropper won the bronze in the 7-8 boys’ category. He placed second in three events and bronze in one event.

In the 11-12 boys’ category, Cuyler Brooks received bronze. He finished first in three events and second in one event.

Three swimmers went to the Weyburn Silver Seals Invitational on July 6.

There, 14-year-old Charlize Parish won a medal. She placed first in four events and third in one event. Sam Fisher, a 20-year-old, also won a medal. She had one first place finish, two second place finishes and two third place finishes.

Sophia Babagonio also competed at the meet, with the 11-year-old placing in second in two events and third in two events.

Lefebvre said that when she looked at the results of the Melfort and Weyburn meets, the Humboldt swimmers performed well, taking time off in their races, as well as working on new distances and races being swam.

“I think the weekend overall was another success.”

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