Pushing forward: The Sockeyes Abby Bushell competes in the girls division 2 100-metre individual medley. In the division 2 aggregate standings

Sockeyes remain on podium

The Salmon Arm Sockeyes remain on the podium as they prepare for regionals next week.

The Sockeyes faced tough competition two weeks ago as they competed with teams from the Vancouver and Okanagan regions in Penticton.

Aggregates were awarded to the top point scorers in each division. In division 2 girls, Abby Bushell won bronze.

On the boys’ side, Eric Moore finished first and Sam Calkins placed third.

In division 3, Julianne Moore won gold for the girls, while Rowan Trow won silver for the boys.

Stephen Moore placed third in division four boys.

Emma Levins placed third in division 5 girls and Tricia Fair earned first in a competitive division 6 girls.

Matthew Nesdoly won bronze in division 6 boys.

In division 7, Eliza-Jane Kitchen won gold and Brayden Gilliam earned bronze.

The boys’ team placed first in their category while the girls were fourth.

Overall the Sockeyes placed third.

The Sockeyes now shift their focus to regionals being held in Kamloops next week, where swimmers will compete for the opportunity to represent the Okanagan Region at provincials being held in Victoria at the end of August.

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