2014 Canada West swimming championships: Led by Allen & King, UBC in complete control


Source: Ben Matchett, Communications, U of C Dinos /Photo credit David Moll

CALGARY – It was a day of domination by the UBCThunderbirds as both their men’s and women’s teams took commandingleads in the overall standings on Day 2 of the 2014 Canada Westswimming championship at the University of Calgary AquaticCentre.

UBC picked up 25 of the 42 medals available Saturday, includingvictories in both relays and 10 of 14 gold medals.

The Thunderbirdsgrabbed two more podium sweeps Saturday to bring their meet totalto three, finishing one-two-three in both the men’s 50-metrefreestyle and the women’s 200-metre backstroke.

With two days in the books, the UBC women hold a lead of morethan 300 points over the host University of Calgary Dinos with 688against Calgary’s 367. Alberta moved in front of Lethbridge forthird place midway through the evening, with the Pandas just under100 points behind the Dinos at 270.5 while the Pronghorns sit with208.5. Victoria, Manitoba, and Regina trail the leading foursomewith 139.5, 115, and 63.5 points, respectively.

The men’s race is tighter, though the Thunderbirds still sitcomfortably in front with 598 points against 426 for thesecond-place Dinos. Again, Alberta sits third with 264 points,followed by Victoria (240), Lethbridge (225), Manitoba (126), andRegina (96).

A pair of conference records fell Saturday night, bringing themeet total to four. The first went to UBC’s Coleman Allen, whopicked up his second new Canada West record in as many days in the100-metre butterfly, lowering his own mark of 52.39 set a year agoto 52.08. Two events later, Russell Wood of the Dinos lowered oneof his own records, eclipsing his previous mark of 1:56.40 with a1:56.08 swim in the 200-metre backstroke. Both Wood and Allen willhave the chance to complete the stroke triple Sunday afternoon whenAllen swims in the 200-metre fly while Wood competes in the100-metre backstroke.

Thunderbirds star Savannah King captured two gold medals on thenight, bringing her meet total to three after Friday’s victory inthe 800-metre freestyle. King won her second gold in the 200-metrebackstroke, then topped the podium again in the 200-metre freestylelater in the night, edging Calgary’s Lindsay Delmar by less than atenth of a second at the end.

UBC’s Sarah McLean started things off well for the Thunderbirds,out-touching teammate Rebecca Terejko by just two hundredths at thewall in the 50-metre freestyle. Luke Peddie led UBC’s podium sweepin the men’s 50 free with a four-hundredths margin over teammateOleksandr Loginov, with Stefan Milosevic just behind him. ErikaSeltenreich-Hodgson won gold in the women’s 400 IM, while teammateLuke Reilly won the men’s race in the discipline as well.

Erin Stamp brought home yet another gold for the Thunderbirds inthe evening’s tightest event, the women’s 100-metre breaststroke.Stamp’s time of 1:07.38 edged Calgary’s Fiona Doyle by just fourhundredths, with UBC’s Tera Van Beilen just six hundredths furtherin arrears as the three medallists swam within a tenth of eachother.

In addition to Calgary’s Wood, the only other non-Thunderbirdsto step atop the podium were Alberta’s Kendra Chernoff, who pickedup her second gold medal of the meet in the 100-metre butterflyafter winning the 50-metre event Friday night; her teammate NickKostiuk, who captured the men’s 100-metre breaststroke title; andVictoria’s Keegan Zanatta, who led the way in the men’s 200-metrefreestyle event.

The Thunderbirds captured both 4 x 100-metre freestyle relays onthe night, with the team of Sarah McLean, Fionnuala Pierse, RebeccaTerejko, and Heather MacLean cruising to a comfortable six-secondwin over the Dinos. The Alberta Pandas took the bronze in thatevent.

The men’s race was tight through the first three legs beforeAllen pulled away from Calgary’s Connor Maxey to take the gold forhis teammates Peddie, Milosevic, and Sergey Holson. The Dinosfinished just under a second and a half behind UBC for silver,while the Lethbridge Pronghorns squad swam an impressive race totake the bronze medal by more than four seconds over the AlbertaGolden Bears.

The 2014 Canada West swimming championships wrap up Sundayafternoon with, with finals set to get underway at 3 p.m. MT at theUniversity of Calgary Aquatic Centre.


1. UBC, 688 pts.
2. Calgary, 367
3. Alberta, 270.5
4. Lethbridge, 208.5
5. Victoria 139.5
6. Manitoba, 115
7. Regina, 63.5

1. UBC, 598 pts.
2. Calgary, 426
3. Alberta, 264
4. Victoria, 240
5. Lethbridge, 225
6. Manitoba, 126
7. Regina, 96


Women 50 Freestyle
1. Sarah McLean, UBC, 25.87
2. Rebecca Terejko, UBC, 25.89
3. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 25.99

Men 50 Freestyle
1. Luke Peddie, UBC, 22.83
2. Oleksandr Loginov, UBC, 22.87
3. Stefan Milosevic, UBC, 23.23

Women 400 IM
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 4:41.12
2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 4:45.09
3. Tera Van Beilen, UBC, 4:45.79

Men 400 IM
1. Luke Reilly, UBC, 4:19.67
2. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 4:21.52
3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 4:23.92

Women 100 Butterfly
1. Kendra Chernoff, Alberta, 1:00.13
2. Charlotte Philpotts, UBC, 1:00.68
3. Heather MacLean, UBC, 1:01.16

Men 100 Butterfly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 52.08 (Canada West record)
2. Thomas Jobin, Calgary, 54.40
3. Luke Peddie, UBC, 54.97

Women 200 Backstroke
1. Savannah King, UBC, 2:14.55
2. Fionnuala Pierse, UBC, 2:18.18
3. Brittney Harley, UBC, 2:18.67

Men 200 Backstroke
1. Russell Wood, Calgary, 1:56.08 (Canada West record)
2. Joe Byram, Alberta, 2:00.41
3. Lucas Otruba, UBC, 2:01.81

Women 100 Breaststroke
1. Erin Stamp, UBC, 1:07.38
2. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 1:07.42
3. Tera Van Beilen, UBC, 1:07.48

Men 100 Breaststroke
1. Nick Kostiuk, Alberta, 1:01.05
2. Sergey Holson, UBC, 1:01.67
3. Dillon Perron, Manitoba, 1:01.86

Women 200 Freestyle
1. Savannah King, UBC, 1:58.58
2. Lindsay Delmar, Calgary, 1:58.66
3. Heather MacLean, UBC, 2:00.84

Men 200 Freestyle
1. Keegan Zanatta, Victoria, 1:47.62
2. David Woodman, Calgary, 1:51.57
3. Stefan Milosevic, UBC, 1:49.14

Women 4×100 Freestyle Relay
1. UBC (Sarah McLean, Fionnuala Pierse, Rebecca Terejko, HeatherMacLean), 3:44.08
2. Calgary (Fiona Doyle, Lindsay Delmar, Tianna Rissling, TaliaBenson), 3:50.14
3. Alberta (Bobbie Lielnichuk, Kendra Chernoff, Larissa Dorrestijn,Nikki Macleod), 3:54.53

Men 4×100 Freestyle Relay
1. UBC (Luke Peddie, Stefan Milosevic, Sergey Holson, ColemanAllen), 3:20.10
2. Calgary (Russell Wood, David Woodman, Bryan Wray, Connor Maxey),3:21.55
3. Lethbridge (Duncan Donaldson, Tiha JOnyves, Nick Van der Sloot,Ryan Thornley), 3:22.99

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