Women fourth, men fifth following opening day of Canada West championship


Andy Watson

The University of Victoria Vikes swimming teams are both in the Top 5 following the opening day of the 2012 Canada West swimming championship in Edmonton.

UVic’s women sit in fourth place with 81 points, while the men are in fifth place with 88 points. The three-day event continues on Saturday with morning preliminary races and evening finals, and concludes Sunday with morning preliminary races and evening finals.


DAY 1 VIKES RESULTS (CIS indcates achieved CIS qualifying time)

Women’s 800m Freestyle

Emily Gerson, 13th (9:25.30)

Men’s 1500m Freestyle

Zac Parkes, 4th (16:.11.75) – CIS

Eric Stein, 9th (16:29.19)

Bobby Harling, 10th (16:.33.40)

Tyler Smith, 11th (16:38.26)

MJ Sorba, 12th (16:49.43)

Women’s 50m Butterfly

Danielle Newton, 17th (30.54)

Liz Sissons, 20th (30.82)

Julia Schmidt, 22th (31.59)

Men’s 50m Butterfly

Ian Mattock, 12th (26.22)

Women’s 50m Backstroke

Ella Dalling, 4th (30.69) – CIS

Allison Wood, 5th (30.72) – CIS

Stephanie Taekema, 8th (31.41)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

Stephanie Taekema, 13th (34.70)

Liz Sissons, 14th (34.79)

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

Ian Brown, 8th (30.07)

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

(Siobhan Newell, Allison Wood, Danielle Newton, Emily Gerson)

4th (8:42.77)

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

(Ian Mattock, Zac Parkes, Tyler Smith, Eric Stein)

4th (7:567.01)

Team Standings (After Day 1)


1. UBC, 228

2. Calgary, 196

3. Alberta, 167

4. UVic, 81

5. Manitoba, 61

6. Lethbridge, 46

7. Regina, 44

8. Trinity Western, 8


1. Alberta, 184

2. UBC, 183

3. Calgary, 168

4. Lethbridge, 104

5. UVic, 88

6. Manitoba, 45

7. Regina, 44

8. Trinity Western, 12

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