Masset Eagles soar again

  • Nov. 25, 2002 4:00 p.m.

On Nov 15-17, eight of the Masset Eagles swimmers attended a swim meet in Prince George. The meet was very large and fast paced. We do not normally get the chance to compete at the larger, out of region swim meets so this opportunity and experience for the eight girls was great. Many teams from around the province attended, such as the Williams Lake Blue Fins, the Chetwyn Electric Eels, Prince George Barracudas and our own Points North Team which takes in Terrace, Smithers, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Masset, to name a few. Even the Grand Prairie Pirranahs were there.
The eight girls were: Alexa Wylie, Stephanie Kennedy, Kylie Thorgeirson, Latasha Brown, Leigh-anne Mathieson, Courtenay Hudebine, Victoria Grosse, and Lisa Jarvis. Each and every girl swam extremely well and should be proud of their individual accomplishments. Each swimmer managed to better their existing times in at least 4 out of their 6 to 7 swim events. This was exceptional due to the fact that the team had a late start this year and they haven’t been in the water that long yet.
Some of the highlights of the meet were; Latasha Brown earned two “AA” Provincial times along with an “AAA” provincial time in her 50 freestyle in the 12 and under girls. This makes her eligible to attend the provincial championships in Victoria in March. Keeping with family tradition, her sister, Victoria pulled in 5 first and 3-second place finishes in the 10 and under girls. Each and every swimmer gave it her best shot and kept themselves in the runnings. They placed mid-field in each of the races, a hard thing to do when you are competing against 40-50 swimmers in each race!!
Congratulations to all the girls!! We look forward to our next meet in Prince Rupert in early December. We would also like to thank Gwaii Trust for their generous support. Without this support we would not have been able to attend such a tremendous swim meet!