Toronto dominates day one at OUA swimming championship; Three records fall

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Source: Brock SportsInfo

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – On day oneof the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) swimming championship theUniversity of Toronto Varsity Blues dominated, capturing a total of12 gold including five women and seven men.

On the women’s side, Toronto captured gold in both the women’s 200mfreestyle relay and 800m freestyle relay. Both the Varsity BluesVanessa Treasure and Paige Schultz set new OUA records.

In the 200mbreaststroke, Treasure broke her old mark of 2:29.18 with a newtime of 2:28.99. In the 50m freestyle, Paige broke the old mark of25.66 held by Western’s Haley Nell in 2012 winning in a time of25.52. Also winning gold for the Toronto were Bridget Coley in the400m freestyle (4:12.35).

Capturing gold in the other two women’s events were Guelph’s EmilyAnzai (100m backstroke – 1:02.51) and Alisha Harricharan (200mbutterfly – 2:14.05).

For the men, Toronto won all seven events on day one, highlightedby a record breaking mark in the 800m freestyle relay. The relayteam of Frank Despond, Kent Kikot, David Riley and Zack Chetratbroke their old mark of 7:23.84 set in 2013 in a time of 7:19.59.The Varsity Blues also won the 200m freestyle relay (1:30.83).

Capturing individual gold for the Varsity Blues were Matthew Myers(100m backstroke – 54.70), Frank Despond (400m freestyle -3:47.90), David Riley (200m breaststroke – 2:14.93), Zack Chetrat(200m butterfly – 1:56.52), and Chris Manning (50m freestyle -22.46).

Day two OUA Championship preliminaries are scheduled for 10 a.m.Friday with the finals set to go at 6 p.m. Follow the results liveat http://www.brocku.ca/brockswimming/results/

STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1

MEN
1. Toronto 352
2. McMaster 242
3. Western 213
4. Ottawa 123
5. Guelph 114
6. Waterloo 76
7. Laurentian 55
8. Laurier 46
9. Queen’s 40
10. Brock 37
10. York 37

WOMEN
1. Toronto 277
2. Western 224
3. McMaster 175
4. Guelph 162
5. Ottawa 149
6. Waterloo 77
7. Laurier 72
8. Laurentian 69
9. Brock 60
10. Queen’s 40
11. York 30

DAY 1 INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS (Thursday)

Women 200 Free Relay
1. Toronto 1:43.83
(Jennifer Tapley, Sherry Patel, Kate Lyne, Paige Schultz)
2. Western 1:43.99
(Paulina Bond, Katie Keeping, Shannon Nell, Hayley Hess)
3. McMaster 1:44.61
(Emma Mittermaier, Emily Fung, Sarah Taylor, Linda Chow)

Men 200 Free Relay
1. Toronto 1:30.83
(Peter Kruzyk, Steven Hibber, Matthew Myers, Chris Manning)
2. Western 1:32.78
(Louis Wong, Miguel Lozano, Aaron Rode, Ryan Campbell)
3. McMaster 1:32.82
(Matthew Vogelzang, Jeff Braches, Kurt Schubert, CoreyHelie-Masters)

Women 400m Free
1. Bridget Coley, Toronto, 4:12.35
2. Emma Sproule, Western, 4:13.25
3. Jennifer McNaughton, Western, 4:15.29

Men 400m Free
1. Frank Despond, Toronto, 3:47.90
2. Zack Chetrat, Toronto, 3:52.38
3. Robert Wise, Western, 3:53.76

W 100m Back
1. Emily Anzai, Guelph, 1:02.51
2. Neeley Arnott, Ottawa, 1:03.26
3. Margot Cunningham, Toronto, 1:03.60

M 100m Back
1. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 54.70
2. Adam Best, Ottawa, 55.31
3. Robert Bonomo, Ottawa, 55.34

W 200m Breast
1. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto, 2:28.99 OUARecord
2. Eryn Weldon, Ottawa, 2:31.39
3. Bronwyn Kemp, Waterloo, 2:33.17

M 200m Breast
1. David Riley, Toronto, 2:14.93
2. Konrad Bald, McMaster, 2:15.20
3. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:15.72

W 200m Fly
1. Alisha Harricharan, Guelph, 2:14.05
2. Shannon Nell, Western, 2:14.41
3. Rachel Nogard, Brock, 2:15.02

M 200m Fly
1. Zack Chetrat, Toronto, 1:56.52
2. Ben Stubbs, McMaster, 1:59.60
3. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 1:59.90

W 50m Free
1. Paige Schultz, Toronto, 25.52 OUA Record
2. Paulina Bond, Western, 25.76
3. Sarah Taylor, McMaster, 25.98

M 50m Free
1. Chris Manning, Toronto, 22.46
2. Evan Van Moerkerke, Guelph, 22.76
3. Steven Hibberd, Toronto, 22.92

W 800 Free Relay
1. Toronto, 8:08.60 OUA Record
(Bridget Coley, Vanessa Treasure, Jennifer Tapley, PaigeSchultz)
2. Western, 8:11.95
(Emma Sproule, Kelly Hotta, Victoria Munro, JenniferMcNaughton)
3. Ottawa 8:21.95
(Eryn Weldon, Nicole Lachance, Caitlin Hodge, Taylor Moore)

M 800 Free Relay
1. Toronto 7:23.84 TiesOUARecord
(Frank Despond, Kent Kikot, David Riley, Zack Chetrat)
2. McMaster 7:25.90
(Eric Anderson, Marc Muise, Martyn Siek, Cameron Bailey)
3. Ottawa 7:30.60
(Robert Bonomo, Adam Best, Jose Baylon, Stefan Ruksys)

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