Mackenzie Downing, a former Whitehorse Glacier Bear, now swimming for the University of Victoria and Pacific Coast Swimming, had a three for three sweep in the butterfly at the Short Course Senior Nationals, part of the Bell Grand Prix, last weekend in Toronto.
She grabbed gold in the 50-metre, 100-metre and 200-metre fly.
In the 50 and 100 fly events, Mackenzie set new BC provincial records and was only half a second off a new record in the 200-metre fly.
Whitehorse Glacier Bears Alexandra Gabor and Bronwyn Pasloski and Lynsey Pasloski, currently swimming with the University of Calgary traveled to Toronto last weekend as well.
Bronwyn Pasloski had an outstanding meet. At 14 years of age, she made the A finals in two events, against many swimmers much older than her.
In the 100-metre breast stroke, Bronwyn finished seventh, and in the 200-metre breast stroke she placed fifth, with another improvement over the morning preliminary swim time.
In the 50-metre breast stroke, Bronwyn came 24th.
Alexandra Gabor, one of the youngest competitors in the event, competed in the freestyle events.
She placed 22nd in the 200 free, narrowly missing a berth in the B final, and finished in the top 50 in the 50, 100 and 400 free, against seasoned veterans many years her senior.
The Bell Grand Prix, launched this June in Vancouver, was designed to enhance the domestic competitive program and provide Canadian athletes with a competitive environment in which they could excel in their performance.
Members of the Canadian 2007 World Aquatic Championship Swim Team as well as more than 450 top swimmers from across Canada and the US took part in the event.
Approximately 15 members of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears swim club are currently preparing for the Christmas Cracker meet in Victoria early in December.
Yukon Inn 4
Performance Centre Turbos 1
Wayne Crowe led Yukon Inn with a hat trick, and Greg Bull and Mike Blower added singles.
Brian Fedoriak netted the only Turbos’ goal.
Klondyke Dental Molars 5
Kilrich Industries 5
Woody Bennett scored twice for the Molars, in this draw against Kilrich. Jim Baker, Jordan Borgford and Bob Schwinghammer scored as well. Gerry Rivest recorded two assists.
Stu Mackay, Wade Harrison, Gary Boyd, Paul Lackowicz and Harvey Jessup scored for Kilrich, and Jim Stephens assisted on two goals.
Medicine Chest 5
AON Flames 3
Grant Lyon and Peter Grundmanis scored a pair each for the Chest, as they doused the Flames. Scott Lowrey added the fifth goal. Ron Sumanik and Ed Van Randen had two helpers each.
Brian Boorse, Rick Blaker and Morley Lessard scored for the Flames.
Edgewater Windsors 4
Firth Rangers 2
Sean McAskie led Edgewater’s scoring with a goal and two assists, and Rick Gingell, Andy McLeod and Doug Tenney scored as well.
Paul Sahagian and Gord Campbell scored for the Rangers.
Cinderwood Canucks 13
Boston Pizza 7
Canucks offensive prowess was on display against Boston Pizza, with Mark King scoring five goals and five assists. Ian Kuster scored four times, and helped out on six more. Aaron Pettitt was no slouch, scoring a hat trick and recording four assists, and Jake Doerksen scored one and assisted on two.
BP’s scorers were Mike Young, with a pair and two assists, Derek Johnstone, with two, and James Edzerza, Ed Peart and Bryan Guriel with one each.
Air North Jets 5
The Jets beat up on the Mustangs with goals from Darius Elias, Ryan Kinney, Wesley Marsh, Willy McKenna and Gerry Grant.
Daniel Cletheroe and Drew O’Connor scored for the Mustangs.
Coed league (Sunday)
MicMac Toyota 9
Yukon Brewing 8
It was a fight to the end with the game winner scored by Darren (no last name supplied) just before the whistle.
Over-35 league (Sunday)
Terry Markley scored four goals for Assante, and Mo Sahid got the fifth. Roddy Dale, Ian Oostlinde and Simon Pulido each scored once for Pepsi.
Klondike Copier 4
Yukon Brewing 4
Mehrdad Tirgar scored twice for the Copiers, and Tony Gaw and John MacPhail each scored once. Philp Jackson scored twice for the Yukon Brew Team, and Gerald Haase and Chsie Donohoe each scored once.
U15 Grizzlies 2
No scoring information available.