|HWI MANTAS INVITATIONAL; June 8-9, 2019|
Hong Kong Sports Institute
The HWI Mantas Invitational competition took place over the weekend of 8-9 June. We had a team of 87 swimmers participating; the largest Mantas team ever. Lots of medals, ribbons and personal best times achieved and great experience gained from competing against swimmers from other countries.
A total of 22 teams from China, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with over 640 swimmers took part. Swimmers could enter any number of events for their age group over the two days, and each day finished with an exciting team relay event.
Mantas was the top meet point scorer – 667 points.
Overseas Teams - 1st SISC (China) 393, 2nd LJ Swim Club (China) 298, 3rd Teresa & Paulus Swimming School 212.
Mantas High Point Trophy Winners Sarah Chu (girls 13-14) – top swimmer of the meet, who gained 70 points for Mantas; she also broke 3 meet records in 100m Freestyle (59.85), 50m fly (30.14), 100m fly (1.06.17), 2 of the records were previously held by our ex-Olympic Mantas swimmer Hannah Wilson.
Another high point trophy winner was Peony Lee (girls 11-12) - who won 3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and gained 51 points for us.
3 swimmers came second in the high point trophies:
Kyna Joyce (girls 8under) 2nd place
Annika Chu (girls 11-12) 2nd place
Jody Lee (boys 13-14) 2nd place
The Mantas girls also broke the Stairstep Freestyle relay record by 2 seconds with a time 1.55.93. Congratulation to those four girls - Emma Standing, Karlee Dean, Sophie Donohugh and Nicole De Pree.
Mantas Memorial Trophies for Highest Scoring Girl and Boy: Sarah Chu & Jody Lee.
The Captain Harry Wright Trophy was awarded to Leila Pimlott.
Well done to all the swimmers who participated and gave their best to the team. Thanks to all committee members and parents who contributed their time and effort, our volunteer photographer Ker Wai who took beautiful photos, and Ralph Lam for making the meet video. The video and photos will be released soon and made available on this report.
We hope everyone is looking forward to next year!