Johns second in ‘B’ Final at Canada Games

Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins competitor Cadence Johns finished second in the ‘B’ final of the 200-metre backstroke at the Canada Summer Games on Thursday in Winnipeg.

Johns, 13, touched the wall in two minutes, 26.06 seconds, a full second faster than her time in the qualifying heats. She finished 10th overall in the distance.

On Friday, Johns was seventh in her heat in the 50-metre backstroke in 32.48 and finished well back of a spot in the final swims. She also swam the backstroke leg of the 4×100-metre medley relay, with results unavailable as of press time.

The Fins’ Elyssa Tacchi was also in the pool, finished eighth in the sixth heat of the 100-metre breaststroke in a time of 1:19.34, good enough for 33rd overall. She was also fourth in the first head of the 50-metre freestyle in 30.73.

Tacchi, 14, swam the breaststroke leg of the 4×50-metre medley relay for Team Sask., which finished sixth in their heat in 2:04.94 and seventh overall.

The Team Sask. women’s volleyball team, which includes Caronport Cougars standout Jessica Zacharias, saw their medal hopes come to an end as they dropped a 3-0 (Lost 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-17) to Ontario in quarter-final on Thursday night. They then closed out their Canada Games appearance with a tough loss to Nova Scotia in their placement game, falling 3-2 (17-25, 25-19, 19-25, 27-25, 13-15).

Caronport’s Joshua Kropf and the men’s cycling team had the day off and are back in action this afternoon for the criterium.