Courtesy of WOWSA, Winnipeg, Canada.

Katrina Bellio out-sprinted Regan Rathwell and Catherine Minic in the women’s 1.5 km race at the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Championships at the St. Malo Provincial Park.

It was pretty good, pretty hard,” said Bellio who also won the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle and 400m individual medley. “I wasn’t expecting so many girls to go out really fast, but I think that pushed me to have a really good finish at the end of the race. It was an awesome meet for me. I’m excited to see what comes next year.”

Eric Brown comfortably won the 1.5 km event. “It was good. It was a lot of fun,” said Brown. “My strategy was just to sprint the last lap.” Second place went to Calvin Slinn followed by Matthew Syrgiannis.

Alexander Katelnikoff of the Cascade Swim Club finished first in the 3 km race over Patrick Hussey and Louis Bertrand. “The race was pretty good, smooth water. I just tried to lead the race. It’s a little gutsy going out and leading the whole race but it’s fun to try something different.”

Island Swimming’s Chantel Jeffrey finished first in the women’s 3 km race over Acacia Benn and Kate Sullivan. “It was really good. I’m very happy with that. On the last lap and half I really went for it.”

1.5 km Top 10 Women’s Race
1. Katrina Bellio 19:35.50
2. Regan Rathwell 19:38.50
3. Catherine Minic 19:40.30
4. Gabrielle Dunn 19:42.60
5. Devon Angus 20:01.30
6. Ashley McMillan 20:03.40
7. Quinnlan Bymoen 20:10.90
8. Nafeisha Yalikun 20:15.00
9. Kyla Gage 20:16.30
10. Kara Beauregard 20:16.90

1.5 km Top 10 Men’s Race
1. Eric Brown 17:54.00
2. Calvin Slinn 18:06.00
3. Matthew Syrgiannis 18:12.00
4. Charlie Kwinter 18:27.00
5. Mathieu Cyr 18:27.10
6. Artiom Volodin 18:29.00
7. Akram Alaoui 18:36.00
8. Patrick McCloy 18:37.00
9. Hayden Bartoch 18:41.00
10. Hayden Woodrow 18:42.00

3 km Top 10 Women’s Race
1. Chantel Jeffrey 38:32.20
2. Acacia Benn 38:47.10
3. Kate Sullivan 38:48.40
4. Kelsey Andrusak 38:50.30
5. Molly Fogarty 39:36.80
6. Sarah Corson 39:48.20
7. Kyla Ross 40:11.40
8. Kyra Schweers 40:16.20
9. Hanna Mountford 40:24.80
10. Lora Willar 40:51.90

3 km Top 10 Men’s Race
1. Alexande Katelnikoff 35:14.90
2. Patrick Hussey 35:15.90
3. Louis Bertrand 35:20.90
4. Drew Edwards 35:37.00
5. Stanford Li 35:47.50
6. Justin Konik 35:48.50
7. Danylo Sosnovik 35:54.80
8. Guillaume Lord 35:59.20
9. Joshua Bird 36:07.10
10. Félix David 36:07.90

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