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Stingrays earn top-three finishes

A dozen members of the Hinton Stingrays Junior Lifeguard team hit the pool for the annual Claire Jones Memorial meet held Nov. 16 at the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre.
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Tyler Waugh
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Hinton hosted competitors from four junior lifeguard clubs at the Claire Jones Memorial meet Nov. 16, and came away with some top finishes.

Max Testo earned a first-place honour in the boys 50m swim with fins. Competing in the boys nine and under division, he also earned a silver in the 50m manikin carry and a third in the 50m obstacle.

Lily Harasymiw-Martel earned a trio of second-place finishes in her girls nine and under category, including the 50m manikin tow with fins, the 50m obstacle and 50m swim with fins.

Maya Maurik earned two third-place finishes in the girls 14-15 division for the 50m manikin carry and the 50m swim with fins.

Grayson Schindelka had five individual swims in the boys 10-11 division and earned a best finish of fourth in the 50m manikin carry with fins.

Lacie Corless competed in the girls nine and under division and had a best finish of sixth in the 50m obstacle.

Faith Richards competed in the girls 14-15 division and had a best finish of 10th in the 100m manikin carry with fins.

Abigail Jones also competed in the girls 14-15 division and had a best finish of 11th in both the 50m manikin carry and 100m manikin tow with fins.

Alberda Hannah competed in the girls nine and under category  and came 12th in four of her different races. 

Ella Kiemele competed in the girls 10-11 division with a best finish of 12th in the 50m manikin carry with fins.

Lilith Callihoo competed in the girls 10 – 11 division and had a best finish of 13th in the 50m manikin tow with fins.

Chaeli Zimmerman competed in the girls 10 – 11 division and had a best finish of 14th in both the 50m swim with fins and 50m  manikin tow with fins.

Cali Kos also competed in the girls 10 – 11 division and had a best finish of 15th in the 50m manikin carry and 50m obstacle.

The annual lifeguard competition has been named the Claire Jones Memorial since 2013 after she died in a car accident.