Desjarlais Leads Spartans On Day 2 At Canada West Championships

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Mark Janzen

EDMONTON, Alberta – It was another solid day for the Trinity Western swimming teams at the Canada West Championships as three swimmers posted personal bests and Christian Desjarlais won the consolation final in the 200m freestyle at Kinsmen Pool Saturday.

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Desjarlais was the Spartans high-water mark on this day as he posted a time of 1:53.58 in the 200m free to capture the “B” Final and finish ninth overall.

For the second day in a row, the Spartans Kiely Cunningham stopped the clock with a personal best, this time in the 100m breaststroke, as she finished 11th with a time of 1:15.02 in the “B” Final.

Also on the women’s side, Sally Wallick had a personal best time of 1:06.70 in the 100m butterfly preliminaries before finishing 15th overall, with a time of 1:06.77 in the “B” Final. Wallick also finished 14th in the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:30.15 in the “B” Final.

On the men’s side, Nick Welychko had a personal best clocking in the 400m individual medley as he finished in a time of 4:42.24 in the “B” Final, which was good for an 11th place finish overall. Welychko also finished 14th in the 100m breast in a time of 1:07.94 in the “B” Final.

Patrick Loftus finished 13th in the 200m back in a time of 2:08.61 in the “B” Final, but posted a slightly better time of 2:08.52 in the preliminaries.

Day three gets underway Sunday with preliminaries in the morning and finals in the afternoon.

Standings after Day 2 at Kinsmen Pool, hosted in Edmonton by the University of Alberta:

MEN

1. UBC 548

2. Alberta 465

3. Calgary 370

4. Lethbridge 210

5. Victoria 151

6. Regina 105

7. Manitoba 83

8. Trinity Western 34

WOMEN

1. UBC 598

2. Calgary 494

3. Alberta 343

4. Victoria 189

5. Manitoba 133

6. Regina 93

6. Lethbridge 93

8. Trinity Western 19

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