Parker shatters record en route to gold at Grand Forks meet
Neptune’s Devyn Parker glided to a new record en route to capturing the gold medal at the Grand Forks Piranhas Swim Meet Saturday in the Boundary City.
Parker earned the mark in the 100-meter backstroke event at the second meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season. The victory powered the division five swimmer to the gold medal in the aggregate race with 36 points.
With only 11 swimmers entered in the B-meet, Nelson Neptunes were no match in the team standings, finishing fifth overall.
“Grand Forks is a “B” meet which means if you have an A level time in an event you cannot compete,” said Nelson coach Michelle Lorusso.
“We only had 11 swimmers at this meet, with five scratches that day. All of them again swam awesome and (finished with) best times.”
Host Grand Forks won the event with 482 points, more than 100 ahead of Colville Sharks from Washington State.
Castlegar finished third with Trail Stingrays fourth. Creston Waves took sixth spot.
Nelson’s Matthew Holitzki claimed the silver medal in division two boys while Nava Sachs took second spot in division three girls.
The Neptunes are back in the water this weekend when the club travels to Trail to compete in the Stingrays Meet Saturday and Sunday.