WolfPack Swimmers pick up medals as program enters next chapter



WHITE ROCK, BC—It was a weekend of success in the evolution of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack swim team.


Five members of the team were at the Pacific Sea Wolf Winter Invitational swim meet in White Rock BC this weekend (Feb 17-18).


All five had ‘outside shots’ of achieving qualifying times for the upcoming USPORTS swim nationals.


Breena Rusnell (3rd year, Fort McMurray, AB) won a silver medal in the 50meter freestyle. She missed qualifying for the USPORTS nationals by 16-100ths of a second.   Nolan Paul (1st year, Mission/Chilliwack, BC)  captured silver in the 200 meter breast stroke.


Joelle Young (2nd year, Fort McMurray, AB) missed qualifying for the nationals in the 200 meter breaststroke by 1.7 seconds. She finished fifth in that race.


Other results from the meet:


Rusnell was fifth in the 100 meter free and 10th in the 100 meter backstroke.  Paul wound up sixth in the 200 meter back, seventh in the 100 fly and eighth in the 100 meter backstroke.   Young wound up seventh in the 100 meter breaststroke and ninth in the 200 meter individual medley.


The other swimmers competing for TRU at this meet were the Sylvan Lake, Alberta twins:  Tyler and Matthew Gauthier.  Tyler was fifth in the 400 meter individual medley and ninth in both the 100 meter breast and 100 meter butterfly.   Matthew wound up fifth in the 100 meter breast and sixth in the 50 meter free.


Coach Dalke was impressed with the number of ‘second swims’ his athletes had.