Kamloops Classics win MJB Law Invitational; TRU WolfPack place eighth

The Kamloops Classic Swimming Club hosted and won the 27th annual MJB Law Invitational, an event last weekend that attracted 365 athletes from 14 clubs across B.C. and Alberta.

Classics' swimmers racked up 97 medals — 39 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze — and established 19 club records at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

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Shale Maurice, swimming in the 10-and-under girls’ division, won eight gold medals and set club records in the 50-metre freestyle and 50m fly.

Sienna Angove won eight gold medals and set club records in all eight of those events in the 11- and 12-year-old girls’ category.

Haley Rowden, competing in the 15-and-over girls’ division, set club records in the 50m and 200m breaststroke events. She won gold in the 200m fly and 100m breaststroke.

Sarah Koopmans finished atop the podium in four events and set club records in the 50m freestyle, 50m fly and 100m fly in the 15-and-over girls’ category.

Keana Smart, swimming in the 15-and-over girls’ division, won two gold medals and set a club record in the 50m backstroke.

Diego Paz won one gold medal and set club records in the 1,500m freestyle and 200m and 400m individual medley events in the 15-and-over boys’ category.

The TRU WolfPack placed eighth overall at the MJB Law meet, finishing sixth in the men’s division and 10th in the women’s category.

Oliver Castle of Shawnigan Lake led the way for TRU, racking up four gold medals, one each in the 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. He won silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m backstroke.

Ryley McRae of Kamloops placed first in the 200m butterfly, 100m fly, 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle and claimed bronze in the 200m individual medley.

Matt Gauthier of Sylvan Lake, Alta., snared gold in the 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle events.

Emily Dagasso of Kamloops earned silver in the 50m backstroke.

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