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

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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