Vikes men snap 4×100-metre school record at CIS Championship

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By Jamie Umbach, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA – The Vikes men and women’s swim teams performed strongly at or near their individual personal best times on day one of the 2016 CIS Swimming Championship in Quebec City, Que. on Feb. 26 with still much to prove in the coming days. The Vikes men are 11th in team points while the women are currently sitting 13th in the overall standings.

Four-time reigning CIS champions the UBC Thunderbirds lead the women’s side with 245 points – 18 ahead of the second-place Toronto Varsity Blues. T-Bird Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson nabbed two gold medals in the 200-metre freestyle and 400-metre individual medley before helping her team to the silver medal in the 4×100-metre relay.

On the men’s side, Toronto leads with 276 points ahead of the second-place Calgary Dinos with 247, followed by UBC with 242. Calgary’s Josh Dow established a new national record with a time of 25.98 in the 50-metre backstroke while Keegan Zannatta of UBC set a new Canada West standard in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1:50.28.

The men’s 4×100-metre relay team of Ryan Howe, Evan Letkeman, Brett Zollen and Buzz Mallenderraced to a new Vikes record time of 3:30.58 while the women’s team of Sarah Galbraith, Kara Wilson, Kaitlin gervais and Taylor Snowden-Richardson finished 10th in 4:00.44.

“Both teams are expected to improve over the weekend as our best events are still to come,” said Vikes swimming assistant coach Ryan Clouston. “With all the athletes at or near their lifetime bests today, we are looking towards some great swims in the next two days.”

Day two from the 2016 CIS Swimming Championships in Quebec City, Que. will be webcasted live at cis-sic.tv while results will be posted live online here. Full championship information and schedules can be found at the CIS Speedo Swimming Championship website.

Vikes Results:

Women:

4×100-m Relay: Sarah Galbraith, Kara Wilson, Kaitlin Gervais, Taylor Snowden-Richardson – 10th(4:00.44)
200-m Freestyle: Kaitlin Gervais – 16th (2:07.57)
100-m Breaststroke: Sarah Galbraith – 9th (1:13.46)

Men:

4×100-m Relay: Ryan Howe, Evan Letkeman, Brett Zollen, Buzz Mallender – 7th (3:30.58) *VIKES RECORD*
200-m Freestyle: Jon Mckay – 15th (1:54.92), Ryan Howe – 18th (1:55.36), Evan Letkeman – 19th(1:55.62)
100-m Breaststroke: Richard Bourgeois – 18th (1:06.39)

DAY 1 TEAM STANDINGS:

Women

1. UBC, 245 points
2. Toronto, 227
3. Calgary, 160
4. Laval, 141
5. Western, 124
6. Dalhousie, 113
7. McGill, 91
8. Montreal, 78
9. Alberta, 68
10. Guelph, 56
11. Ottawa, 53
12. McMaster 46
13. Victoria, 45
14. Sherbrooke, 38
15. Regina, 34
16. UNB, 21
17. UQAM, 18
18. Laurentian, 16
19. Lethbridge, 13
20. Wilfrid Laurier, 7
21. Brock, 5
22. Waterloo, 3
23. Acadia, 2

Men (Nelson C. Hart trophy)

1. Toronto, 276 points
2. Calgary, 247
3. UBC, 242
4. Alberta, 136
5. Western, 106
6. Laval, 73
6. Dalhousie, 73
8. McMaster, 63
9. Guelph, 62
10. Ottawa, 49
11. McGill, 46
11. Victoria, 46
13. Sherbrooke, 36
14. Lethbridge, 32
15. Regina, 30
16. Montreal, 21
16. Manitoba, 21
18. Waterloo, 15
19. Queen’s 11
20. Laurentian 4

DAY 1 INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS

Women 200m Free
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 2:00.90
2. Maia Brundage, UBC, 2:02.50
3. Paige Schultz, Toronto, 2:02.57

Men 200m Free
1. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 1:50.28 *
2. Evan Van Moerkerke, Guelph, 1:51.14
3. Oliver Straszynski, Toronto, 1:51.68

W 50m Back
1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 27.84 * (see note below)
2. Marie-Pier Couillard, Laval, 28.93
3. Phoebe Lenderyou, Dalhousie, 29.17

Note: Kylie Masse also set a CIS championship short-course record (26.72) in the preliminaries.

M 50m Back
1. Josh Dow, Calgary, 25.98 *
2. Daniel Kuiack, Toronto, 26.11
3. Christopher Courtis, Calgary, 26.21

W 100m Breast
1. Tera Van Beilen, UBC, 1:08.36
2. Erin Stamp, UBC, 1:10.09
3. Alexandra Naisby, Sherbrooke, 1:10.18

M 100m Breast
1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 1:02.43 *
2. Dillon Perron, Manitoba, 1:03.35
3. Jonathan Naisby, Sherbrooke, 1:03.37

W 100m Fly
1. Jacomie Strydom, UBC, 1:01.14
1. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 1:01.14
3. Marie-Lou Lapointe, Montréal, 1:01.42

M 100m Fly
1. Josiah Binnema, Alberta, 54.09
2. Gamal Assaad, Western, 54.41
3. Matthew Dans, Toronto, 54.70

W 400m IM
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 4:45.21
2. Genevieve Cantin, Laval, 4:53.96
3. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 4:55.07

M 400m IM
1. Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 4:23.90
2. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 4:24.78
3. Colin Eriks, UBC, 4:25.30

W 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Toronto, 3:47.36
(Victoria Radounski, Heather Lam, Kylie Masse, Paige Schultz)
2. UBC, 3:48.41
(Rebecca Terejko, Tera Van Beilen, Maia Brundage, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson)
3. Laval, 3:52.09
(Marie-Pier Couillard, Mila Arnautovich, Magalie Poudrier, Genevieve Cantin)

M 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Toronto, 3:23.94 *
(Daniel Kuiack, Cameron Kidd, Oliver Straszynski, Mitchel Ferraro)
2. UBC, 3:24.18
(Keegan Zanatta, Justin G Chan, Carson Olafson, Marshal Parker)
3. Guelph, 3:27.63
(Eric Trevisan, Evan Van Moerkerke, John Carroll, Philip Vranic)

* CIS Championships long-course record

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