The relay team of Chloe Hewitt, Elena Savidge, Caroline Harrell and Alyssa Mousseau finished in a time of 9:15.63, eight seconds ahead of their closest competitors and three seconds clear of the previous meet record that was set in 1983.
Second-year Vike Chet Goerzen was the top-finisher on the men’s side, crossing the line fourth in the 3000-metre race.
Splitting their relay team into two squads for the 4×800-metre race, the Vikes finished both fifth and sixth. The team of Max Serviss, Isaac Penner, Thomas Oxland and Tyler Smith just edged out Timothy Longley, Mitchell Basher, Vlad Lyesin and Derrick Ushko by two seconds.
There is plenty of Vikes action on tap tomorrow, Jan. 20, when the Vikes compete in Day 2 of the Golden Bear Open. The team has multiple entries into the 600, 1000 and 1500-metre events that are scheduled to take place throughout the day.
All of that action can be watched live on Facebook.
3000-metre: 4th – Chet Goerzen (8:40.97), 9th – Matthew Noseworthy (8:57.62)
4×800-metre: 5th – Max Serviss, Isaac Penner, Thomas Oxland, Tyler Smith (7:53.03), 6th – Timothy Longley, Mitchell Basher, Vlad Lyesin, Derrick Ushko (7:55.46)