Truro swimmers successful in Halifax, Saint John

Bond leads the way with five gold medals at N.B. long course meet

Published on April 17, 2017

Members of the Truro Centurions swim team that competed at the New Brunswick long course championship in Saint John are, front row, from left, Matthew Hunter and Olivya Reyes; second row, Dean Sangster, Madison Bond, Julianne Dowe and Grace Bani; third row, Taylor Sylvester, Amielia McLeod, Jenna Gallant, Olivia Langley, Katie Archibald, Amy Barnhill, Taylor Newman and Brett Hutt-Semple.


TRURO, N.S. – Truro Centurion age group swimmers competed in two different swim meets in Halifax and Saint John and turned in positive results in the pool.

The Halifax development meet had timed finals and broke swimmers into 13-and-under, and 14-and-over groupings.  

In the 14-and-over category, Benjamin Mingo finished first in the 100m and 200m backstroke events. He was second in the 50m back, third in the 50m breast, fifth in the 50m free and sixth in the 50m fly.

Zander Smith was second in the 100m free, fifth in the 100m back, seventh in the 50m breast, and seventh in the 100m breast. Ben Bonnell finished fourth in the 50m back, seventh in the 50m fly, and eighth in the 200m free. 

At the New Brunswick long course championships, Madison Bond won five individual gold medals and one silver in the ladies 12-and-under age category.

Bond won gold in the 50m breast, 100m breast, 200m breast, 100m free and 200m IM. She won silver the 200m fly.

Julianne Dowe won bronze medals in the 50m and 200m breast. She finished fourth in the 50m back, seventh in the 50m free and eighth in the 100m back. Jenna Gallant was eighth in the 200m fly. 

In the ladies age 13 and 14 category, Amy Barnhill won silver in the 200m fly and finished eighth in the 100m fly. 

In ladies 15 and over, Katie Archibald won silver in the 50m breast. She finished fourth in the 100m breast and fifth in the 200m breast. Olivya Reyes finished fifth in the B final of the 200m back. 

The Centurions won a silver medal in the ladies 12-and-under 800m freestyle.

Members of the team were Grace Bani, Gallant, Dowe and Bond. 

On the men’s side, Matthew Hunter won gold medals in the 200m free, 400m free and 100m fly, and bronze in the 50m free and 200m IM. 

In the boys’ 13-and 14-year-old category, Brett Hutt-Semple won gold in the 400m IM and bronze in the 200m fly. Hutt-Semple finished fourth in the 400m free and seventh in the 200m free. 

In the boys’ 15-and-over category, Dean Sangster finished fifth in the 200m back. Sangster also finished first in the B finals of the 50m free, 100m back, and 50m back and was fourth in the B final of the 200m IM.