CIS swimming Saturday roundup: Varsity Blues sweep OUA titles; Dalhousie increases overall lead at AUS championship

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Varsity Blues sweep OUA swimming titles

Source: OUA Communications

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The University of Toronto Varsity Bluesmen’s and women’s swimming teams were both crowned champions as the2014 OUA championships wrapped up on Saturday night (Feb. 8) atEleanor Misener Aquatic Centre in St. Catharines, Ont.

The Blues men claim their 11th straight and an OUA-leading62nd title since the Dougall Trophy was first presented in 1910.Toronto dominated the meet from start to finish, accumulating acombined team score of 959 points, ahead of the McMaster Marauders(746) and Western Mustangs (659)

Toronto’s women reclaim the provincial title for the firsttime since 2008, finishing with 823 points, 131 points ahead of thefive-time defending champion Western Mustangs (692). It marks the25th time, also an OUA best, U of T has won the women’s banner.

“Winning is never easy and it’s taken the women six years toget back on top of the OUA,” said Varsity Blues head coach ByronMacDonald. “I am especially pleased as the women have been a bit inthe shadow of the men’s drive for their second national title, butnow the women have a banner to boast too.”

Zack Chetrat and Vanessa Treasure were honoured as the 2014male and female swimmers of the year. Chetrat swept the 50, 100 and200 butterfly events and was awarded a Major Grand Slam award afterwinning his fifth OUA 200 butterfly title on Day 1. Treasure sweptthe 200 and 400 IM events and earned the Dr. Jeno Tihanyiaward for individual medley excellence, while also winning thewomen’s 200 breaststroke event.

Hochan Ryu was named the OUA male rookie of the year, whileByron MacDonald was named both the men’s and women’s OUA coach ofthe year.

Teams are now set for the 2014 CIS swimming championships,February 20-22, hosted by the University of Toronto at VarsityPool.

INDIVIDUALHONOURS

Women
Swimmer of the year: Vanessa Treasure,Toronto
Rookie of the year: Caitlin Hodge, Ottawa
Coach of the year: Byron MacDonald & Linda Kiefer,Toronto
Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Awards for Individual Medley Excellence:Vanessa Treasure, Toronto
Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction:
Sarah Taylor, McMaster
Alexandra VanOmmen, McMaster
Alisha Harricharan, Guelph
Shannon Nell, Western

Men
Swimmer of the year: Zack Chetrat, Toronto
Rookie of the year: Hochan Ryu, Toronto
Coach of the year: Byron MacDonald & Linda Kiefer,Toronto
2013 Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Awards for Individual MedleyExcellence: Cameron Bailey, McMaster
Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction:
Cameron Bailey, McMaster
Adam Best, Ottawa
Zack Chetrat, Toronto
Frank Despond, Toronto
David Hatch, Western
Rob Wise, Western

STANDINGSAFTER DAY 3

MEN
1.Toronto 959
2. McMaster 746
3.Western 659
4.Ottawa 349
5.Guelph 344
6.Waterloo 242
7. Laurentian 136
8.Laurier 132
9.Brock 100
10.Queen’s 99
11.York 79

WOMEN
1.Toronto 823
2.Western 692
3. McMaster 568
4.Guelph 457
5.Ottawa 454
6.Waterloo 192
7.Laurier 183
8. Laurentian 167
9.Brock 160
10.Queen’s 116
11.York 56

DAY 3 INDIVIDUALMEDALISTS (Saturday)

W 200 Medley Relay
1. McMaster 1:55.23
(Kieran Liew, Alexandra Vanommen, Sarah Taylor, EmilyFung)
2. Western 1:58.03
(Morgan Singleton-Fookes, Hayley Hess, Shannon Nell, KatieKeeping)
3. Toronto 1:58.27
(Margot Cunningham, Alexandra Kalman, Cathy Phan, KateLyne)

M 200 Medley Relay
1. McMaster, 1:40.31 OUA Record
(Eric Anderson, Konrad Bald, Mohmed Eldah, MatthewVogelzang)
2. Toronto, 1:40.31
(Ross Bennett, Chris Manning, Matt Dans, Steven Hibberd)
3. Western 1:44.29
(Gordon Barkwell, Daniel Benin, Gamal Assaad, RyanCampbell)

W 200m Free
1. Paige Schultz, Toronto, 2:00.18
2. Emma Sproule, Western 2:00.42
3. Kelly Hotta, Western, 2:03.27

M 200m Free
1. Robert Wise, Western, 1:49.96
2. Cameron Bailey, McMaster, 1:50.29
3. Frank Despond, Toronto, 1:50.79

W 50m Breast
1. Alexandra Vanommen, McMaster, 32.88
2. Olivvya Chow, McMaster, 32.98
3. Erin MacFadyen, McMaster, 33.63

M 50m Breast
1. Konrad Bald, McMaster, 27.88 OUA Record
2. Chris Manning, Toronto, 28.18
3. Evan Van Moerkerke, Guelph, 28.68

W 50m Back
1. Kieran Liew, McMaster, 29.47
2. Neeley Arnott, Ottawa, 29.78
3. Kate Vanderbeek, Laurier, 29.83

M 50m Back
1. Robert Wise, Western, 25.76
2. Ross Bennett, Toronto, 25.79
3. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 25.84

W 100m Fly
1. Alisha Harricharan, Guelph, 59.53 OUA Record
2. Paulina Bond, Western, 59.90
3. Sherry Patel, Toronto, 1:00.94

M 100m Fly
1. Zack Chetrat, Toronto, 53.35 OUA Record
2. Eric Anderson, McMaster, 53.95
3. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 54.59

W 400 IM
1. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto, 4:42.95
2. Eryn Weldon, Ottawa, 4:44.50
3. Jennifer McNaughton, Western, :46.81

M 400 IM
1. Ben Stubbs, McMaster, 4:21.71
2. Graeme Kemp, Waterloo, 4:24.51
3. Robert Bonomo, Ottawa, 4:24.85

W 400 Free Relay
1. Western 3:45.60 OUA Record
(Emma Sproule, Paulina Bond, Jennifer McNaughton, KellyHotta)
2. McMaster 3:47.48
(Emma Mittermaier, Sarah Taylor, Emily Fung, OlivvyaChow)
3. Guelph 3:52.22
(Erica Pate, Tess Wey, Kylie Weber, Alisha Harricharan)

M 400 Free Relay
1. Western 3:22.02
(Miguel Lozano, Robert Wise, Aaron Rode, Louis Wong)
2. Toronto 3:22.16
(Hochan Ryu, Steven Hibberd, David Riley, Matt Dans)
3. McMaster 3:23.50
(Eric Anderson, Marc Muise, Konrad Bald, Kurt Schubert)

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Dalhousie increases overall lead on day two of AUSchampionship

Source: Whitney O’Byrne, Memorial Sports Information

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Dalhousie Tigers extended their overallteam leads with 11 gold medals in 14 events on the second day ofthe 2014 Subway AUS swimming championships at the Aquarena in St.John’s.

Day 2 results

The Tigers men’s team improved their team lead with five goldmedals, capped off by a gold medal performance in the 800m freerelay. On the women’s side the Tigers claimed six gold medalsincluding a sweep in the 400m freestyle.

The host Memorial University Sea-Hawks reached the podiumfour times on Saturday. The first Sea-Hawk to the podium was DavidHaines who earned silver in the 100m backstroke, the first event ofthe evening.

Teammate Sam Leawood nabbed a bronze in the men’s 50m butterfly ina time of 25.90. Gavin Dyke was third in the men’s 400m freestylein a time of 4:02.12, adding to his tally of two gold medals fromday one.

In the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay, Memorial finished off thenight in second place with a time of 7:48.13 from Dyke, BrandonMcKay, David Haines, and Leawood.

The first final of the night was the women’s 100mbackstroke, and provided an exciting race to the finish to opennight two of the championship.

Acadia’s Kristen MacPherson took the gold in a time of 1:05.70,just four one hundredths of a second ahead of Mount Allison’s,Marya Peters. Fellow Mountie Allison Loewen touched for the bronzeless than a second behind the first place finish.

For the second time this weekend in the women’s events,Dalhousie University swept the podium. On day two it was thewomen’s 400m freestyle that saw Meagan Bernier touch first in atime of 4:18.15. She was followed by teammate Alison Grant at4:22.08 who out-touched bronze medalist Paige Robillard by justover a second, coming in at 4:23.49.

Both men’s and women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relays were wonby the Dalhousie Tigers. On the women’s side it was the UNB VarsityReds who finished second, followed by the Mount Allison Mounties.In the men’s event, the Memorial Sea-Hawks took the silver, and theAcadia Axemen, the bronze.

Point standings after day two have Dalhousie ahead in thecombined team scores with 537.5 points. In second, it was theUniversity of New Brunswick with 235.5 points pushing ahead ofyesterday’s second spot finishers, Acadia University who finishedwith 223 points after day two. Rounding out the standings wereMount Allison with 191, Memorial at 158, and the University ofPrince Edward Island with 43 points.

The AUS swimming championships resumes Sunday morning atthe Aquarena in St. John’s. The preliminary session starts at 10a.m., with closing night beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free forthe community with the program and heat sheets for the weekend at$5.

Women’s Team Scores:
1. Dalhousie University Swim Team 264
2. University of New Brunswick 160
3. Acadia University 114
4. Mount Allison Mounties 105
5. Memorial University 31
6. UPEI Panthers Swim team 20

Men’s Team Scores:
1. Dalhousie University Swim Team 273.5
2. Memorial University 127
3. Acadia University 109
4. Mount Allison Mounties 86
5. University of New Brunswick 75.5
6. UPEI Panthers Swim Team 23

*Note point standings on Day 1 recap were corrected. The abovepoints are accurate after Day 2 of the championship.

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