Huge medal haul for swimmers
Posted at 5:12am Thursday 01 Nov, 2018 | By Sports reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Six Wanaka Swim Club swimmers competed in the Orca Long Course Swim Meet in Invercargill last weekend.
The team (pictured) of Kate Bennie (12), Hannah Piper (12), Ben Silipo (13), Jack Findlay (15), Cruz Morland (13) and Coast Morland (10) won 18 gold medals, nine silver medals and nine bronze medals. They also recorded 17 personal best (PB) times between them.
Jack Findlay, Benjamin Silipo, Cruz Morland, Kate Bennie raced in the 15 and over age group 4x50m medley relay, placing first against older opposition.
Hannah Piper sam in eight events and recorded four PB times. Kate Bennie earned five PB times and a medal for each one of her 10 individual events. Bennie also won a cash prize for placing first overall in her age group. Jack Findlay placed in the top three for all eight of his events and recorded four PB times. Ben Silipo placed first or second in six individual events and swam a new PB in the 100m freestyle. Coast Morland earned a PB in 50m backstroke and brought home three gold medals and one silver medal. Cruz Morland earned three new PB times, including a NAGS qualifying time for the 50m butterfly, and won medals for seven out of the eight individual events he entered.