Thunderbirds swim to Odlum Brown Colleges Cup Victory

Justin Chan

Vancouver, BC – The host UBC Thunderbirds cruised to victory at the 2014 Odlum Brown Colleges Cup at the UBC Aquatic Centre Sunday evening. UBC finished the meet with 1,674 points (combined men and women), 516 points better than second place Calgary.

“I was really pleased with our team’s performance this weekend,” said UBC head coach Steve Price. “We’ve put them through some hard training and this is a tough meet and everybody rose to the occasion. We forced each swimmer to over reach a bit, swmming more events than they would at a championship meet to prepare them for the upcoming Canada West Championships in Lethbridge at the end of the month.”

Keegan Zannata led the way on day two for the Thunderbirds winning both the men’s 200m freestyle and 1500m freestyle. He set a new meet record time of 15:18.47 in the 1500m.

After a second place finish in the 200m butterfly event yesterday, Justin Chan did one better Sunday winning the 100m butterfly in 56.15, out touching teammate Karl Wolk for the victory.

Alex Loginov was the fastest in the 50m freestyle, touching the wall in a new meet record time of 22.77.

The men also set a new meet record in the 4x100m medley relay.

Both Sergey Holson and Tera Van Beilen completed the breaststroke sweep Sunday. After winning the 200m and 50m events yesterday, both won the 100m distance in meet record times. 

Savannah King continued her dominance in the 800m freestyle winning in a meet record time of 8:34.11. She also won gold in the 200m freestyle.

Rookie Jacomie Strydom took home top spot in the 100m butterfly, touching in a time of 1:00.74.

Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson added to her win total with a meet record on route to victory in the 200m backstroke.

Like the men, the women set a new meet record in the 4×100 medley relay.

“The women put together a very balanced performance, strong throughout all the events this weekend,” said Price. “Everybody stepped up at some point and either swam a season best or close too. This group has high aspirations this year and they know how important it is to set the tone early in the season.”

“Our young guys stepped up this weekend,” said Price. “We are trying to harden them up to get them to understand how important it is to score in all four events this swim in if they want to have a chance at bringing home a national title. From our veterans, Keegan Zanatta was impressive leading our group and setting a number of meet records.”

UBC will now have a couple of weeks off before the Canada West Championships held in Lethbridge November 21-23. Both the men and women are the defending Canada West Champions. 

Final Scores – Combined Men and Women

1. UBC 1674

2. Calgary 1158

3. Lower Mainland High School All-Stars 1124

4. Victoria 762

5. SFU 453

Mixed 4×50 meter freestyle relay

1. UBC (Alex Loginov, Stefan Milosevic, Sarah McLean, Fionnuala Pierse) 1:36.94

Women’s 800m freestyle

1. Savannah King 8:34.11 – meet record

2. Maia Brundage 8:50.50

Men’s 1500m freestyle

1. Keegan Zanatta 15:18.47 – meet record

Women’s 100m breaststroke

1. Tera Van Beilen 1:07. 94 – meet record

2. Rebecca Terejko 1:08.85

Men’s 100m breaststroke

1. Sergey Holson 1:01.52 – meet record

Women’s 50m backstroke

2. Sarah McLean 29.40

3. Mckenzie Summers 30.11

Women’s 200m freestyle

1. Savannah King 1:59.15

3. Maia Brundage 2:01.90

Men’s 200m freestyle

1. Keegan Zanatta 1:47.91

2. Stefan Milosevic 1:48.77

Women’s 100m butterfly

1. Jacomie Strydom 1:00.74

Men’s 100m butterfly

1. Justin Chan 56.15

2. Karl Wolk 56.36

Women’s 200m backstroke

1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson 2:11.53 – meet record

3. Savannah King 2:15.28

Men’s 200m backstroke

2. Marshal Parker 2:03.92

Women’s 50m freestyle

2. Fionnuala Pierse 26.21

3. Rebecca Terejko 26.28

Men’s 50m freestyle

1. Alex Loginov 22.77 – meet record

Women’s 200m individual medley

2. Tera Van Beilen 2:16.07

3. Erin Stamp 2:16.09

Men’s 200m individual medley

2. Jonathan Brown 2:04.80

3. Colin Eriks 2:06.27

Women’s 4x100m medley relay

1. UBC (Sarah McLean, Tera Van Beilen, Jacomie Strydom, Fionnuala Pierse) 4:09.61 – meet record

Men’s 4x100m  medley relay

1. UBC  (Karl Wolk, Sergey Holson, Justin Chan, Stefan Milosevic ) 3:44.08 – meet record