Riley McCormick going to the Olympics; Adam O’Meara repeats at Shawnigan Lake Half-Iron triathlon

Saanich diver Riley McCormick is going to his second-consecutive Olympics, winning the Olympic trial in Montreal last week

Saanich Boardworks diver Riley McCormick looks to be on the right path

Diver McCormick Olympic-bound

Saanich diver Riley McCormick is going to the Olympics.

McCormick closed the book on his winter struggles with a first place effort on the men’s 10 metre tower at the Diving Canada Olympic trials in Montreal on Sunday.

The Claremont secondary grad completed an incredible fifth-round reverse dive, which earned perfect 10s from four of the judges, and clinched McCormick’s second-consecutive trip to the Olympics. McCormick ended the competition with 979.80 points. Eric Sehn (Edmonton) was second with 863.65.

“I knew I had the potential to put it all together. This was one of my best career performances,” McCormick said on Diving Canada’s website.

Adam O’Meara tops at Shawnigan Lake

Victoria long-distance triathlete Adam O’Meara repeated as the Shawnigan Lake Half-Iron triathlon champion on Sunday.

O’Meara’s time of four hours, four minutes and 54 seconds was more than a minute slower on the rejigged 2012 course than his 2011 winning time of 4:03:36. Wade Carlson (Penticton) and Nathan Killiam (Surrey) finished second and third overall, respectively, on the 1.9-kilometre swim, 88-km bike and 21.1-km run of the Half Iron.

Vancouver’s Rachel Kiers overtook Stephanie Ossenbrink (Richmond) in the swim to finish as the top woman with a time of 4:24:41.

Shawnigan is the first race of the Subaru Western Triathlon Series, which continues June 17 at Elk Lake.

 

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