Andy Watson

The University of Victoria Vikes men are in fifth place and the women are in fourth after Day 2 of the 2012 Canada West swimming championship


The Vikes swam in several finals and posted several CIS qualification times.

Siobhan Newell won the B final of the 400-metre IM to finish ninth overall, posting a CIS-standard time of 5:02.28 – Newell was the last Vike to qualify for the CIS championship, showing the depth of the women’s squad. She also placed fourth in the women’s 200-metre freestyle consolation final, with a time of 2:07.96.

In the A final for the women’s 200-metre backstroke, Allison Wood knocked three seconds off her personal best time to finish fifth at 2:17.13. Eleanora Dalling and Emily Gerson raced in the same final, taking 7th and 8th spots respectively, while Julia Schmidt improved on her strong swim from the morning and won the consolation final in a time of 2:24.82.

Three Vikes women competed in the in the 100-metre breaststroke finals. Stephanie Taekema continued her best-time streak at the meet and took eighth spot in the A final. Elizabeth Sissons and Danielle Newton finished fourth and seventh respectively in the consolation final.

UVic’s women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay team finished in fourth spot.

Ian Mattock and Eric Stein competed in the A final of the men’s 400-metre IM and finished 5th and 7th respectively. Ian Brown won the consolation final in the men’s 100-metre breaststroke with a seasonal best of 1:05.47.

UVic’s men’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay team finished in fifth spot.

UVic Results (Day 2)

Women’s 400m IM

Siobhan Newell, 9th (5:02.28 – CIS)

Men’s 400m IM

Ian Mattock, 5th (4:32.00 – CIS)

Eric Stein, 7th (4:39.42)

Women’s 200m Backstroke

Allison Wood, 5th (2:17.13 – CIS)

Ella Dalling, 7th (2:20.87)

Emily Gerson, 8th (2:22.30)

Julia Schmidt, 9th (2:24.82)

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Stephanie Taekema, 8th (1:13.24 – CIS)

Elizabeth Sissons, 12th (1:15.31)

Danielle Newton, 15th (1:17.05)

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

Ian Brown, 9th (1:05.47)

Women’s 200m Freestyle

Siobhan Newell, 12th (2:07.96)

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

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

4th (4:02.34)

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

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

5th (3:36.18)

Team Standings (After Day 2)


1. UBC, 598

2. Calgary, 494

3. Alberta, 343

4. UVic, 189

5. Manitoba, 133

T-6. Regina, 93

T-6. Lethbridge, 93

8. Trinity Western, 19


1. UBC, 548

2. Alberta, 465

3. Calgary, 370

4. Lethbridge, 210

5. UVic, 151

6. Regina, 105

7. Manitoba, 83

8. Trinity Western, 34