MONTREAL — The McGill synchronized swim team won five of seven events at their annual home meet, held at Memorial Pool, inside the McGill Sports Centre, on Nov. 21.
Competitors from Queen’s, John Abbott College, Ottawa, Carleton and Trent University performed 11 routines with McGill posting solid results in each event.
A trio of McGillians placed one, two, three in the solo routine with Kelly Hersh, Stacy Lee and Shannon Herrick leading the field of nine teams. Rookies Minnie Fu and Diana Ye placed first and second, respectively, in the novice solo category.
The Martlets also finished atop the podium in the duet routine, with Lia Cairallo and Kelly Hersch claiming gold and Megan Smallwood and Hannah Ungar finishing third.
McGill also took the top spot in the novice team routine with Minnie Fu, Andrea Garofalo, Diana Ye, Agathe de Pins, Diane Hardy, Jessica Insogna, Sarah Kitner, Marilou Lachance, Andrea Wyers in a routine coached by Alicia Renaud.
Not to be outdone, the McGill “White” squad, coached by Lindsay Duncan, placed first among 11 teams with 68.67 points, in the senior team routine. Mara Bender, Jillian Boa, Lia Ciarallo, Shannon Herrick, Kelly Hersh, Stacy Lee, Megan Smallwood, Hannah Ungar were in the water for McGill. They edged out the second-place Ottawa “Garnet” squad (67.00) and third-place John Abbott College’s “A” squad (66.83).
The next competition is the Eastern Canadian Championship meet, scheduled for Jan. 25 in Kingston, Ont.
Canadian University Synchro Swim League
McGill Invitational Meet Results
|Novice Duet/Trio Routine|
|1||Ottawa||Chloe Di Tomasso Masse / Alexandra Miron||26.67||27.33||54.00|
|2||Queen’s||Julia Cioffi / Helena Cuolas / Sydney Proudfoot (alt Melissa Noble)||25.67||26.00||51.67|
|3||McGill||Agathe de Pins / Diane Hardy||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|1||McGill||Lia Ciarallo / Kelly Hersh||34.7||34.00||68.67|
|2||Queen’s||Erin Milner / Emily Verbiski||33.17||33.50||66.67|
|3||McGill||Megan Smallwood / Hannah Ungar||32.83||33.17||66.00|
|4||Queen’s||Allyshia Van Tol / Anna Stratton||32.33||32.00||64.33|
|5||Carleton||Kristina Anagnosti / Sophia Brandt||31.50||31.33||62.83|
|6||John Abbott College||Melanie Leblanc / Brooke McKee||30.50||30.00||60.50|
|Novice Solo Routine|
|8||John Abbott College||Mia Stankovic||31.33||31.67||63.00|
|Novice Team Routine|
|3||John Abbott College (A)||33.00||33.83||66.83|
|10||John Abbott College (B)||29.67||30.17||59.83|