Five gold, eight medals for Herbert

Langley Olympians place sixth at B.C. AAA championships

Up against the best swimmers from around the province this past weekend, the Langley Olympians placed sixth overall out of 46 clubs.

The swimmers were in Victoria for the B.C. AAA short course championships, an elite-level meet which required swimmers to achieve a minimum of three qualifying times to earn a spot in the field.

Individually, Bailey Herbert led the way as the 13-year-old won five gold medals while setting four club records. Herbert was tops in the 200 IM, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 IM races. She also won silver in the 100 and 200 fly and bronze in the 800 free.

Hillary Metcalfe, 17, won gold in the 200 IM and 200 breast and a pair of silvers in the 100 breast and 400 IM.

Other medallists included:

Renae Ledoux (16 years old) — gold (100 breast) and silver (50 breast); Michael Chung (11) — gold (50 back) and two bronze (100 back, 50 free); Joshua Kim (14) — bronze (50 breast); and Brooklyn Swaan (11) — bronze (200 breast).

And the team of Hugh McNeill, Chung, Luke Stewart-Beinder and Dylan Thomas teamed up to win bronze in the boys’ 12 and under 200 freestyle relay.