Freshwater's Wayne Smith keep his punches coming in Saskatchewan
SASKATOON, Sask. — When Wayne Smith of Freshwater, Placentia Bay knocked out his opponent in the third round of a boxing match last month, his initial impulse was to feel relieved.
Carbonear club sent small team to Ottawa last month for invitational competition
Swimmers who competed at the Spring Splash long-course meet in St. John's. Back row (l-r) — Robyn Gale, Sarah Burt and Mackenzie Sutton; Middle row (l-r) — Julia Verge, Jorja Bennett, Rylee Moores and Meghan Smith; Front row (l-r) — Erin Baker.
Multiple members of the Poseidon Swim Club earned medals and posted personal-best times at a long-course meet in St. John's earlier this month.
The club from Carbonear had 15 swimmers in the pool for the Spring Splash meet at the Aquarena May 5-7, with all 15 posting at least one personal-best time.
Competing in the 14-15 female age category, Alex Neil of Bay Roberts won gold in 200-metre individual medley, finishing four seconds ahead of teammate Sarah Forward from Salmon Cove, who claimed a silver medal. Neil also earned a silver medal in 50-m freestyle and bronze in 100-m butterfly.
The third Poseidon swimmer to medal at the meet was Sarah Burt. An 11-years-and-under competitor, Burt claimed three silver medals in breaststroke events (50-m, 100-m and 200-m).
Beyond those who earned medals, seven others swam their way to top-eight finishes — Ethan Kavanagh-Day, Andrew Littlejohn (less than a second away from a bronze in 50-m backstroke), Jorja Bennett, Drew Forward, Robyn Gale, Rylee Moores and Mackenzie Sutton.
Two weeks earlier, Poseidon sent five swimmers to an invitational meet in Ottawa. Burt had four top-eight finishes, including a fifth-place finish in 200-m breaststroke. Joy Parsons had two finishes in the top eight, including a fifth in 50-m butterfly.