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Spokane’s Daniel Roy finishes with three golds, one silver in Junior Pan Pacific swimming

Daniel Roy of Spokane won three gold medals and one silver at Fiji meet. (Courtesy photo)
Daniel Roy of Spokane won three gold medals and one silver at Fiji meet. (Courtesy photo)

Daniel Roy of Spokane was a major contributor as the United States swam away with the team title at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships that wound up Sunday in Suva, Fiji.

The Gonzaga Prep graduate and Stanford freshman collected three gold medals and one silver as the U.S. amassed 54 total medals, 27 of them gold, in the four-day meet.

Roy earned two golds in relays and won his specialty, the 200-meter breaststroke on the windy and rainy final day of the meet after finishing second in the 100 breaststroke on the second day.

In the 200, in which Roy had the best time in the prelims, he was sixth on the turn heading into the final 50 meters and charged from behind to out-touch USA teammate AJ Pouch at the wall. Roy clocked 2 minutes, 11.79 seconds to 2:11.80 for Pouch, a high school senior from Henderson, Nevada.

In the 100, in which Roy also had the fastest time in the prelims, Canadian Gabe Mastromatteo swam a personal-best 1:01.27 to Roy’s 1:01.85. Mastromatteo was .11 seconds behind Roy in the prelims.

Roy also earned gold in the mixed 4x100 and men’s 4x100 medley relays in which he swam the breaststroke (second) legs.

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