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Tri-Cities swimmers score results at top international meet

Coquitlam's Justin Jung and Laon Kim took home one gold and three bronze medals from the Mel Zajac Jr. meet at UBC.

Coquitlam's Justin Jung won the men's 200m breaststroke final and set four personal bests to lead all swimmers from the Hyack Swim Club at last weekend's 58th annual Mel Zajac Jr. International swim meet at UBC.

Jung's winning time of 2:18.51 was the best in the country for the 16-year-old's age group this year, and 15th fastest overall.

He also set personal bests in 200m butterfly, 100m breastroke and in his leg of the 100m freestyle relay race.

Jung's teammate Laon Kim scored a trio of third-place finishes at the Zajac meet that brings together some of the top swimmers from across Canada.

The 15-year-old Gleneagle Secondary student was third in the men's 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events.

He also finished fourth in the 200m individual medley.

Earlier this year, Kim was named 2022's male high school athlete of the year by Sport BC after he won three gold medals at the BC high school aquatics championships last November and scored six medals at the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Other notable results from Hyack swimmers include a pair of fourth-place finishes for Paul Orogo, in the 100m and 200m backstroke finals.