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Friday, April 22, 2009 capital news





United convincing over Vernon

AquaJets put strong finish on short course

The Kelowna United U18 boys posted a convincing 5-1 victory over Vernon Sunday on the Mission turf in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League action. Austin Axenty, Tanner Brown, Tristain Moench, Richard Wynne and Brandon Nahayoski scored the goals for Kelowna. In other United action: • United U15 girls dropped a 2-1 decision to Kamloops Sunday in Kelowna. Jill Robertson scored the United goal. • The Kelowna U14 boys posted a 4-0 win over Revelstoke. Dawson Colluney and Sam Evans tallied two goals apiece, while Ben Harding notched a pair of assists. • The United U14 girls White team pushed their second record to two wins and a tie with a 2-1 victory over the hometown Kamloops Blaze, After giving up the opening goal, Kelowna rallied with two markers in a one-minute span from

Breanna Cabuche and Jazlyn Lazar. • Ange-Aimee Quesnel made several key saves to lead Kelowna United U14 girls red to a 2-0 win over Vernon at Marshall Fields. Julia Bower and Serena Boulter scored the goals while Abbey Nyberg, and Jontaya Mayer provided solid defense. • United U12 Dynamite girls fell 3-2 to Kamloops Sunday in Vernon. Hailey Tomlin scored once and set up the other by Tasia Chahaniuk. • The KU U12 Kaos girls split a pair of games. Kamloops White beat the Kaos 2-0 in the opener. In Game 2, Kelowna edged past Kamloops Orange 3-2. Angelia Ostrom scored twice, while Sarah Dewar added the single. • The Kelowna U12 Strikers girls defeated Kamloops 4-0, then tied Kamloops 0-0. Kendra Corman scored two of United’s goals. • In U11 girls action,


HANNAH JOHNSON (right) of the Kelowna United U15 girls soccer team battles a Kamloops player in Thompson OkanaganYouth Soccer League action Sunday on the Mission turf. the United girls white team downed Kamloops Orange 8-1 as Payton Briscoe scored two goals. The United girls red

team beat Kamloops Orange 8-3. Sarah Stewart, Reagyn Shattock and Maya Ringer each scored twice.


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The KelownaAquaJets closed out the short course swim season by sending 52 athletes to the Vernon Kokanee Spring Invitational last weekend. Thirty-eight swimmers competed at the regional level, while 14 took to the water in the Jamboree. The KelownaAquaJets were active again this past weekend in Vernon sending 52 swimmers to two swim meets on Saturday and Sunday. The team had 38 swimmers competing at the Regional level and 14 on Sunday at the Jamboree level. Amber Crack had an exciting weekend lowering four of her club records in the girls 8-andunder category. Crack swam to records in the 50 and 100 meter breaststroke events along with

the 200 IM and 100 free. Another record was broken on the weekend by the girls 11-12, 4 by 50 medley relay consisting of Clarisse Obedkoff, Katie Dunlop, Lauren Gateley and Jenny Kopp. The girls took three full seconds off the existing record in a blistering 2:30.89. Ian Dunlop, 10, showed his determination on the weekend swimming his way to his first AA provincial standard in the 200 meter breaststroke in the boys 11-and-under category in 3:39.71. Placing well on the weekend Katie Dunlop finished all six of her swims in first or second place, Christian Desjarlais was also in the top three for six of his swims, Clarisse Obedkoff finished top three five times and Josh Zakala collected three first place finishes.

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The team many new top three finishers in the younger age categories: Molly Hill (200 fly), Nicholas Lam (200 free), Axana Merckx (100 fly). Other KAJ swimmers who had great success with 100 per cent best times were Justin Fowler, Skye Kinnear, Jaya Melnyk and Rachel and Kaylin Scuka. In the Jamboree meet Brooklyn Semashkewich swam four bests times and finished with a first, a third and fourth and a seventh. On the boys side Zachary Stanley showed improvement with three best times placing with two firsts, a third and a fourth. The Jets will start their long course season at home in three weeks time in the Olympic sized pool at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre, from May 6 to 8.

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