Men’s freestyle relay wins gold at Quebec Cup 2

Swimming 2014 October

Trois-Rivieres – The men’s 4×100 metre freestyle relay won gold for McGill at the RSEQ Coupe de Quebec II, held at the University du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres on Sunday. The team of Gabriel Fortin of Brossard, Qc, Marc-Andre Benoit of St. Hyacinthe, Qc., Erik Cheng of Ile-Bizard, Qc and Michael Luck of Beaconsfield, Qc touched the wall at 3:28.87, two and a half seconds ahead of second-place Laval. 
Cheng also won a silver in the 50-metre breastroke (30:30) and bronze in 100-metre breastroke (1:06.91). Other medal winners on the men’s side included sprinter Luck who won two bronze; 50-metre breastroke (30:31) and 50-metre freestyle (23:90), David Whiteside of Burlington, Ont., who won silver in 200-metre freestyle, (1:55.98), Rhys Johnson of Calgary, AB, silver in the 200-metre backstroke, (2:09.48) and Marc-Andre Benoit, bronze in the 200-metre freestyle, (1:56.34).
There were no individual medals won by the Martlet squad, but they managed two bronze medals in the relay events; 4 x 100 metre freestyle in 3:56.12 (Katie Caldwell of White Rock, BC,, Fanny Gervais-Cartier of Ile Bizard, Qc, Simone Cseplo, Toronto, Ont. Yeeun Chung, Vancouver, BC)  and 4 x 100 Individual Medley in  4:22.55 (Caldwell, Valerie DeBroux, Beaconsfield,Qc, Gervais-Cartier and Chung).
Carpenter was pleased with the progress of both teams so early in the season and happy with the breakout swim of rookie Jessica Warrack, who made the qualification time for CIS nationals in 400 IM with a time of 4:59.34. 
“It wasn’t a best time, but for her to have swum that fast in October, is very exciting, as the 400 IM is the kind of event that generally needs a peak meet for a really great performance,” said head coach Peter Carpenter.  “We are swimming so much faster as a team than we were last year at this time, yet we are scoring less points, mainly due to the strength of the league, which has especially improved on the women’s side.” 

Quebec Cup 2 
McGill Medalists
October 25, 2014


Medal Name Event Time
Gold Fortin, Benoit,Cheng, Luck 4×100 metre freestyle relay 3:28.87
Silver Erik Cheng 50-metre breasktroke 30.30
Silver David Whiteside 200-metre freestyle 1:55.98
Silver Rhys Johnson 200-metre backsrroke 2:09.48
Bronze Erik Cheng 100-metre breasktroke 1:06.91
Bronze Michael Luck 50-metre freestyle 23.90
Bronze Michael Luck 50-metre breasktroke 30.31
Bronze Marc-Andre Benoit 200-metre freestyle 1:56.34
Bronze Cseplo, Chung, Gervais, Caldwell 4x100m Freestyle Relay 3:56.12
Bronze Caldwell, DeBroux, Chung, Gervais 4 x 100 IM Relay 4:22.55

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