Evan Hodson earns Gold / Hayley Thomas touches for Bronze at Summer Festivals

By: KF - Jul. 03, 2017

Qualifying swimmers from Ken and Allison's groups travelled to the spacious and fast Markham Pan Am pool on the weekend of June 24-25 to compete in the annual Summer Festival Meet – a quality gathering of 13&under girls and boys from around the province competing in a short course 25m format.

Highlights for the Warriors included nine swimmers garnering 100% best times, four new Club Warrior team records (Kieran Stewart 11/12 200br; Haley Thomas 11/12 100fly, Evan Hodson 10&u 200bk & 400fr) a first time provincial standard for Grace Payne (200bk/2:29.0), big time drops for Kieran Stewart and Kaitlyn Marton in the 200Br, Cristian Ciorogariu in the 200bk and Luc Landry, Tara Wong in the 200im........ and finally - podium swims – a Bronze medal – also a Provincial qualifying time – in the 100fly (1:08.9) for Haley Thomas, and a Gold Medal in the final individual event of the meet for Evan Hodson – 400fr/5:22.

Individual Highlights:

Benjamin Chandler: 3 second drops in both the 100 & 200 freestyles (1:01.4/2:12.0) / first Festivals

Andrei Ciorogariu: 2/2 best times / 4 and 5 second drops in the 200bk and 200fly

Cristian Ciorogariu: 6/6 best times including a 9 second drop in the 200bk

Jessica Dreghici: competed in her first Festivals in the 50fr/100bk (best time)

Jaelyn Hall: 2/2 best times in her first Festivals

Evan Hodson: 5/6 best times/ 12+ second drop in the 400fr for a Gold Medal (5:22.54)/Club Warrior Records 200bk/400fr

Diana Hothaza: 3/5 best times in her first Festivals

Luc Landry: 6/6 best times including a 8+ second drop in the 200im (2:58.4)

Kaitlin Marton: 2/2 best times including a 9+ second drop in the 200br (3:07.3)/ 4 second drop in the 100br (1:28.7)

Grace Payne: 6/6 best times / 10+ second drop in the 800fr (9:53.6) / 5 second drop in the 200bk-New Provincial Qualifying time (2:29.08)

Jannah Saad: 7 second drop in the 400fr

Kieran Stewart: 2/3 best times / 8+ second drop in the 200br (2:54.5) New Club Warrior Record/ 3+ second drop in the 100br (1:22.5)

Haley Thomas: 5/5 best times / all top 8 placings / Bronze Medal in the 100fly (1:08.9) New Club Warrior Record & Provincial Qualifying time

Tara Wong: 5/5 best times / 6+ second drop in the 200im

Vicky Zhan: 2/2 best times / 3+ second drop in the 100fly / first Festivals

Next up for the Warriors the WEST Invitational in Windsor July 8-9.