Wolfville Tritons runners up at team championships

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The Wolfville Tritons Swim Club had a successful weekend in the Dalplex pool Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

“With both our men’s and women’s (A) teams finishing in second place overall, and only by a narrow margin, I’m obviously pretty happy,” coach Chris Stone said after the 2012 Nova Scotia Team Championships.  “Our men were pushing back and forth with the Halifax Trojans all meet long, so it makes for a pretty exciting meet when things come down to the last event like that.”

Of four provincial records set at the meet, two were by Tritons swimmers.

Benjamin Henger swam 2:10.27 in 200 metre backstroke, setting a Nova Scotia record in the 13-14 boys’ category.

Rebecca MacPherson broke her own 15-17 girls’ mark with a 56:53 in the 100 metre freestyle.

Former Triton and current Acadia varsity swimmer Hayden Adams qualified for the 2013 World Championships Trials in the 800 metre freestyle with a time of 8:20.95.

“Overall, the meet went very well,” Stone said. “All of the swimmers were swimming fast for this early in the season.”

In addition to Henger, MacPherson and Adams’ performance, the coach said, “Carlena Eye, Stella Champion-Keating, Connor Adams and Patrick Henger made some great strides forward, and are looking to become major players over the coming season.”


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