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North Shore swimmer earns A Final at Junior Pan Pacs

North Shore swimmer Kelsi Boocock added to the A Final haul for New Zealand swimmers at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii.

The Pan Pacs in Maui has drawn full strength teams from USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, New Zealand, the Pacific and other non-European nations, for swimmers between 13 to 18 years.

The 18 year old Boocock finished sixth in the final of the 200m backstroke in a personal best 2:15.08. Earlier she was equal seventh fastest in her heat in 2:15.74 which she bettered again in the A Final.

Four other individuals earned B Finals.

The in-form Lewis Clareburt (Capital club, Wellington) was 12th in the B Final of the 400m freestyle. He was 14th fastest in his heat in a personal best 3:58.98, and went faster again in 3:58.66 in the B Final.

Teammate Zac Reid (Aquabladz New Plymouth) was 15th in the same event in 4:03.51 after a personal best 4:00.89 in the heat.

North Shore’s Yeonsu Lee was 15th in the 100m butterfly in 1:02.24, which was an improvement from her morning heat.

Auckland’s Annabelle Paterson (United club) was 13th in the 400m freestyle in 2:18.09 which was also an improvement on her morning heat swim.

The women’s quartet of Lee, Gabrielle Fa’amausili, Hayley McIntosh and Paterson finished seventh in the 4x100m freestyle relay in 3:54.87.

The competition finishes Sunday (NZ time).

CAPTION: Kelsi Boocock in action. (Credit: BW Media)