Glacier Bear wins again at Dino Cup

Whitehorse Glacier Bear swimmer Rennes Lindsay kept an amazing medal haul, spanning three years, going at the Dino Cup swim meet in Calgary, Alta., over the weekend.

Whitehorse Glacier Bear swimmer Rennes Lindsay kept an amazing medal haul, spanning three years, going at the Dino Cup swim meet in Calgary, Alta., over the weekend.

At the 10-and-under meet, Lindsay won gold in the 100-metre freestyle, 50-metre butterfly, 100-metre individual medley (IM), 200-metre IM, 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly. She also captured silver in the 50-metre breaststroke.

Like last year, her results made her the overall aggregate winner.

In her first two appearances at the Dino Cup, Lindsay didn’t lose a single race, accumulating a total of 16 gold medals. She now has 22 gold and a silver.

“Rennes excels and has done well over the years because she has really good stroke technique,” said Glacier Bears coach Kat Zrum. “She has good strokes all around, so she’s not just a strong freestyler. She has a good fly, has been working on her breaststroke and she’s a decent backstroker.

“She’s a good, focused swimmer and really trains hard – she has a good training ethic.”

Lindsay was one 10 Whitehorse swimmers at the Dino Cup, nine of which were in the nine-year-old age category, including Lindsay.

Teammate Brooklyn Massie posted three personal best times to take fifth in the 25 fly, eighth in the 50 free, ninth in the 200 breast and 10th in the back. Those top-10 results combined to put her in 22nd in the aggregate standings.

Alexander Petriw tied for 18th in aggregate standings and achieved six personal best in seven races. His best results were sixth in the 50 breast, seventh in the 100 breast, 10th in the 100 IM and 50 free.

Aidan Harvey placed sixth in the 200 IM, eighth in the 100 free and 100 breast, and came ninth in the 100 back. With four personal best times, he was 20th in the aggregate standings.

Hannah Kingscote swam personal best times in each of her seven races and finished eighth in the 50 fly, and 10th in the 50 back and 100 free.

Liam Diamond posted six personal best times en route to eighth in the 200 IM, 10th in the 100 breast and 13th in the 100 IM. He also finished 28th in the aggregate standings.

Meghan Pennington left six personal bests in her wake as she came 15th in the 100 breast, 16th in the 25 free and 24th in the 100 free.

Shailyn Moore, the only Glacier Bear in the 10-year-old division, came 18th in the 50 back, 23rd in the 50 free and 24th in the 100 breast.

Amy Vanderkley was another to achieved six personal bests, with her top finish a 17th place in the 50 free. She also was 20th in the 100 breast and 21st in the 100 free.

Meghan Birmingham registered three personal bests, accumulating into 19th in the 25 back and 24th in the 100 IM.

“Everybody was incredibly supportive of each other,” said Zrum. “It was a phenomenal team event.

“When it came down to a race, they raced hard and gave it all they could.”

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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