CIS SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2): Five more personal bests posted by McGill squad

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Marc-Andre Benoit

Marc-Andre Benoit


VICTORIA, B.C. – The McGill University swim team posted three Top 8 finishes and five personal bests in seven swims on Day 2 of the 2015 Speedo CIS championships, Friday.

Redmen team captain Marc-Andre Benoit, an accounting senior from St. Hyacinthe, Que., missed reaching the podium by a scant six-hundredths of a second in the men’s 50-metre butterfly. He touched the wall in 25.03 seconds, beating his lifetime personal best by.20 seconds.
 
Simone Cseplo, a psychology sophomore from Toronto, finished eighth in the women’s 100 backstroke with a lifetime best 1:04.89 (beating her previous best by 1.1 seconds)
 
Cseplo also anchored the 4×200 freestyle relay squad to a sixth-place finish, moving up four spots from their seeding. The foursome included sophomore Fanny Gervais-Cartier of Ile-Bizard, Que., junior Katie Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., and Jessica Warrack, a freshman from Calgary.

COMPLETE RESULTS: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/swim/2015/files/sched_results
 
The University of Montreal women made huge gains in the standings thanks to three more gold medals for Olympian and first-year Katerine Savard. The UBC Thunderbirds women still hold a 54-point lead heading into Saturday’s final day of competition, where they have an opportunity to four-peat as national champions.

Montreal’s Savard is six-for-six in her events after sweeping the top of the podium today in the 50 and 200 butterfly, while the RSEQ MVP also anchored the Carabins in their gold-medal win in the 4×200 freestyle relay. The Carabins women are in second place in the team standings with 386 points, while first-placed UBC have 440 and current third-place holders Toronto have 280.
 
On the men’s side UBC lead with 485 points and Toronto are close behind with 421, while Calgary and Alberta trail with 271.5 and 180 points, respectively. Toronto medalled in three events today as Eli Wall earned his second gold of the championship, this time in the 200 breaststroke, while the 4×200 freestyle relay picked up silver and Chris Manning won bronze in the 50 free.
 
Thunderbird Coleman Allen broke two CIS short-course Championship records in preliminaries to now hold the record in the 50, 100 and 200 butterfly, all set in 2015. In the 50 fly, Allen timed in at 23.31 to beat Toronto’s Mike Smerek’s record from 2012, while Allen’s 1:54.56 swim in the 200 fly wiped the 2003 record held by former Thunderbird and three-time Olympian Brian Johns (1:54.76).
 
Joining Allen in making CIS milestones was fellow T-Bird Savannah King who is the current CIS short-course Championship record holder in the 400 freestyle. King earned her second Grand Slam in as many years after today’s gold-medal win in the 400 freestyle (4:14.95). This was the senior’s fourth gold in the event after winning previously in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, King earned her first Grand Slam but in the 800 freestyle. With four consecutive golds in the 800 free, the two-time Olympian will have a shot at a Major Grand Slam on the final day of the championship.
 
Other highlights on the women’s side included Laval’s Marie-Pierre Couillard defending her title in the 100 backstroke, while Calgary’s Fiona Doyle picked up her second gold of the championship winning the 200 breaststroke. Montreal’s Sandrine Mainville and Ariane Mainville took gold and bronze, respectively, in the 50 free, while Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, of UQTR, claimed silver.
 
Calgary’s Bradley Crocker earned gold in the men’s 100 backstroke to give the Dinos men their second gold of the Championship, while the Dinos men also earned a bronze in the 4×200 freestyle relay.  First-year Thunderbird Yuri Kisil impressed on Day 2 after sharing gold-medal honours in the 50 freestyle with team mate Alex Loginiv in 22.68. Kisil also earned silver in the 100 backstroke and was a part of the gold-medal 4×200 relay team. Teammate Keegan Zanatta also defended his freestyle title, winning gold in 3:52.68.
 
The 2015 Speedo CIS Swimming Championships wrap up Saturday at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool. Preliminaries start at 10 a.m., with finals slated for 6 p.m. PST. CIS All-Canadian and major award presentations will take place following Saturdays’s finals.
 
NOTES: All sessions are webcast live on www.CIS-SIC.tv and live results are available on the championship website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/swim/index… Finals are contested in a 50-metre pool (long course) for the first time at this year’s Speedo CIS championships, while the morning preliminaries remain short course races… Should records be set in the preliminaries, they will be added to the CIS championship short-course record book.  
 

McGILL SWIMMING BEST RESULTS
(After Day 2; 2015 CIS National Championships @ Victora, Feb. 19-21)
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PLACE NAME EVENT TIME McGILL RECORD
4 Marc André Benoît 50 butterfly 0:25.03 0:24.65
4 Marc André Benoît, Luke Robert, David Whiteside, Rhys Johnson 4×100 free relay 3:30.57 3:20.85
9 Marc André Benoît 100 butterfly 0:55.07 0:53.44
12  Luke Robert 50 freestyle 0:23.83 0:22.56
MARTLETS
PLACE NAME EVENT TIME McGILL RECORD
3 Katie Caldwell 400 Individual Medley 4:51.53 4:47.01
5 Simone Cseplo 50 backstroke 0:30.19 0:28.24
6 Fanny Gervais-Cartier, Katie Caldwell, Jessica Warrack, Simone Cseplo 4×200 free relay 8:32.01 8:12.04
8 Simone Cseplo 100 backstroke 1:04.89 1:01.01
10 Fanny Gervais-Cartier, Simone Cseplo, Valerie De Broux, Katie Caldwell 4×100 free relay 3:58.37 3:47.93
13 Katie Caldwell 400 freestyle 4:27.86 4:16.57
13 Valerie De Broux 100 breaststroke 1:14.04 1:10.02
14 Valerie De Broux 200 butterfly 2:23.32 2:15.72

DAY 2 TEAM STANDINGS
 
Women
1. UBC, 440 points
2. Montreal, 386
3. Toronto, 280
4. Calgary, 178
5. Laval, 164
6. Western, 151
7. Dalhousie, 137
8. McGill, 99
9. Alberta, 94
10. Victoria, 65
11. Ottawa, 59
12. McMaster, 55
13. Guelph, 40
14. UQTR, 36
15. UQAM, 29
15. Manitoba, 29
17. Sherbrooke, 24
18. Acadia, 17
19. Laurentian, 14
20. New Brunswick, 9
21. Regina, 5
22. Brock, 4
23. Lethbridge, 2
24. Wilfrid Laurier, 2
 
Men (Nelson C. Hart trophy)
1. UBC, 485 points
2. Toronto, 421
3. Calgary, 271.5
4. Alberta, 180
5. Western, 160
6. McMaster, 112
7. Laval, 106
8. Victoria, 94
9. Montreal, 77
10. Ottawa, 69
11. Dalhousie, 67.5
12. McGill, 63
13. Guelph, 60
14. Manitoba, 51
15. Acadia, 34
16. Sherbrooke, 29
17. Lethbridge 24
18. Waterloo, 3
 
DAY 2 INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS (Friday)
 
Women 100m Back
1. Marie-Pierre Couillard, Laval, 1:01.85 
2. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 1:02.11
3. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 1:02.69
 
Men 100m Back
1. Bradley Crocker, Calgary, 56.83
2. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 57.12
2. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 57.12
 
W 50m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 26.81
2. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 27.12
3. Kimberley Moors, Manitoba, 27.46
 
M 50m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 24.04 (see note below)
2. Dillon Perron, Manitoba, 24.86
3. Robert Bonomo, Ottawa, 24.97
 
Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (23.31) in the preliminaries.
 
W 400m Free
1. Savannah King, UBC, 4:14.95 
2. Barbara Jardin, Montreal, 4:20.54
3. Fionnuala Pierse, UBC, 4:21.19
 
M 400m Free
1. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 3:52.68  
2. Tristan Cole, Calgary, 3:57.23
3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 3:57.26
 
W 200m Breast
1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 2:27.63
2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 2:30.13
3. Erin Stamp, UBC, 2:30.44
 
M 200m Breast
1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:14.34
2. Jonathan Naisby, Sherbrooke, 2:17.59
3. Bogdan Knezevic, Calgary, 2:17.88
 
W 50m Free
1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 25.65  
2. Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, UQTR, 25.71 
3. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 26.10
 
M 50m Free
1. Alex Loginov, UBC, 22.68
1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 22.68
3. Chris Manning, Toronto, 23.12
 
W 200m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 2:11.89
2. Jacomi Strydom, UBC, 2:12.91
3. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 2:16.07
 
M 200m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 2:01.40 (see note below)
2. Thomas Jobin, Calgary, 2:02.07
3. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 2:02.72
 
Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (1:54.56) in the preliminaries.
 
W 4 x 200m Free Relay
1. Montreal, 8:12.79
(Barbara Jardin, Ariane Mainville, Sarah-Lee Hevey, Katerine Savard)
2. UBC, 8:13.34
(Savannah King, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Maia Brundage, Fionnuala Pierse)
3. Toronto, 8:15.79
(Victoria Radounski, Kylie Masse, Vanessa Treasure, Paige Schultz)
 
M 4 x 200m Free Relay
1. UBC, 7:29.15
(Keegan Zanatta, Stefan Milosevic, Yuri Kisil, Coleman Allen)
2. Toronto, 7:35.18
(Kent Kikot, Oliver Straszynski, Matthew Myers, David Riley)
3. Calgary, 7:35.58
(Tristan Cote, Sterling King, Christopher Neave, Bogdan Knezevic)
 
DAY 1 INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS (Thursday)
 
Women 200m Free
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 2:00.83
2. Barbara Jardin, Montreal, 2:01.50
3. Savannah King, UBC, 2:01.52
 
Men 200m Free
1. Stefan Milosevic, UBC, 1:50.31
2. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 1:50.90
3. Oliver Straszynski, Toronto, 1:51.45
 
W 50m Back
1. Marie-Pier Couillard, Laval, 28.66
2. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 29.36
3. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 29.68
 
M 50m Back
1. Thibault Delecluse, Montreal, 26.47
2. Kyle Haas, Toronto, 26.75
3. Joe Byram, Alberta, 26.77
 
W 100m Breast
1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 1:07.76
2. Erin Stamp, UBC, 1:09.27
3. Tera Van Beilen, UBC, 1:09.85
 
M 100m Breast
1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 1:02.44
2. Konrad Bald, McMaster, 1:03.13
3. Nick Kostiuk, Alberta, 1:03.31
 
W 100m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 58.55
2. Jacomie Strydom, UBC, 59.81 (see note below)
3. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 1:00.38
 
Note: Jacomie Strydom set a CIS championship short-course record (58.69) in the preliminaries.
 
M 100m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 53.21 (see note below)
2. Gamal Assaad, Western, 54.61
3. Matt Dans, Toronto, 54.74
 
Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (51.19) in the preliminaries.
 
W 400m IM
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 4:44.41 
2. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto, 4:50.04 
3. Katie Caldwell, McGill, 4:51.53
 
M 400m IM
1. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 4:22.52
2. Luke Reilly, UBC, 4:24.77
3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 4:24.88
 
W 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Montreal, 3:44.34
(Sandrine Mainville, Ariane Mainville, Katerine Savard, Barbara Jardin)
2. UBC, 3:46.37
(Fionnuala Pierse, Rebecca Terejko, Savannah King, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson)
3. Toronto, 3:48.87
(Kylie Masse, Paige Schultz, Victoria Radounski, Melanie McDonald)
 
M 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Toronto, 3:26.29
(Chris Manning, Mitch Ferraro, Kent Kikot, Oliver Straszynski)
2. Alberta, 3:27.97
(Joe Byram, Tom Krywitsky, Evan Letkeman, Hunter Balch)
3. Calgary, 3:29.27
(Sterling King, Wyatt Yarish, Bogdan Knezevic, Ali Mahmoud Arafa)
 

 
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Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
McGill University Athletics & Recreation
514-398-7012

Ali Lee
Communications Officer
University of Victoria Athletics
Off: 250-721-8410
Cell: 250-418-5633
vicvikes@uvic.ca
 
Michel Bélanger        
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Off: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
belanger@universitysport.ca
 

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