More records set in the Pool as Western & Toronto continue to lead



The Western Mustangs and Toronto Varsity Blues were dominant once again in the pool after the second day at the 2011 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) swimming championships at the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre.

The Mustangs lead the women’s race with 512.5 points ahead of second place Toronto (487.5) and McMaster (401).  On the men’s side the Varsity Blues lead the race with 547 points, while Western is second at 424.5 and McMaster third with 408.5 points.

 

For live results and webcast of finals:

http://gryphons.ca/sports/2011/2/8/SWIM_0208111133.aspx?id=39

Six new OUA records were set on Friday night including an exciting finish as the Guelph Gryphon men’s team won the 400m medley relay and broke the meet record in front of a packed house of screaming fans and supporters. The host Gryphons, maintain their fifth place standing in both the men’s and women’s team standings after the second day of competition.  

 

In an exciting opening event of the night, rookie Shannon Nell (London, ON) of the Western Mustangs took the gold medal in the women’s 200m individual medley. From lane one, Nell held on in the freestyle leg to finish the race strong. Paige Shultz (Toronto, ON) of the Toronto Varsity Blues finished just ahead of rookie Eryn Weldon (Moncton, NB) of the Ottawa Gee Gees with a time of 2.18.27. Last years gold medalist of the event, Whitney Rich (Dorchester, ON) of Laurier finished fifth behind fourth place Vanessa Treasure (Mississauga, ON) of Toronto.

 

In the men’s final, Toronto and McMaster battled for a spot on the podium. Cameron Bailey (Hamilton, ON) of McMaster won the gold medal with a time of 2.02.99. Toronto’s Zach Summerhayes (Waterloo, ON) took silver followed by teammate Jeremie Holdom (Toronto, ON). Guelph’s Ben Roberts (Kingston, ON) put up some tough competition from lane eight and finished fifth.

 

In the women’s 100m freestyle, Hayley Nell (London, ON) of Western dominated the final heat with a time of 55.71, defending her gold medal title. Chantique Payne(Brantford, ON) won the silver with a time of 56.80, improving from her bronze medal finish last year. Third year Jennifer Piper (Powasssan, ON) of Laurentian swam an outstanding race (57.08), to take the bronze for the Voyageurs.

 

Wil Wright (Mississauga) of the Guelph Gryphons destroyed the men’s 100 m freestyle heat with a time of 50.46. Wright did not medal in this event last year and has proven to be a strong contender in his home pool. Taylor Bond (51.59)( Westmount, ON) of Toronto took the silver medal followed by Michael MacDonald (Kingston, ON) (51.65) of MacMaster who finished third.

 

The men’s 1500m freestyle is one of endurance and strategy; anything is possible. With ease, rookie Robert Wise (Dorchester, ON) of Western sweeps the heat with a time of 15.31.98. His teammates, David Hatch (North York, ON) finished second and Eric Dolan (Woodbridge, ON)  was third. Hatch improved his bronze medal performance from last season.

 

Defending her gold medal title in the women’s 200m backstroke was third year Andrea Jurenovskis (Timmins, ON) of Toronto with a time of 2.13.41. Teammate Rebecca Sharpe (Bermuda) finished second, followed by Western’s Heather Martin (Etobicoke, ON) who finished third.

 

With a new OUA record, backstroke specialist Matt Hawes won the gold medal in the 200m with a time of 1.54.89 breaking a ten year old record previously held by Guelph’s Sean Sepulis. Third year Hawes captured his second gold medal of the weekend,  after winning the 100m backstroke in Thursday’s session. Last’s year bronze medalist Adam Best (Ottawa, ON) of Ottawa took the silver medal followed by Ben Stubbs (Markham, ON) of McMaster.

 

In the women’s 100m breastroke, Whitney Rich of Laurier defended her title with a time of 1.11.63. Rookie Vanessa Treasure of Toronto took the silver and McMaster’s Erin Macfadyen  added another medal to her belt, taking  the bronze in her rookie season.

 

In the men’s 100m breastroke, teammates Bryn Jones (Newmarket, ON) and Jake Armstrong of Western battled for the gold medal spot.  Bryn Jones out-touched Armstrong and finished with a record breaking time of 1.01.17 to defend his gold medal title. Armstrong (1.01.87) also finished second at last year’s competition. Wesley Greig (Arnprior, ON) (1.02.88) of Waterloo captured the bronze. The results of the 100m mirrored the 200m finals last night.

 

In the women’s 50m fly, Chantique Payne captured the gold medal for the second year in a row (27.79). Andrea Jurenovskis of Toronto proved to be a butterfly sprint contender taking the silver medal (28.17). McMaster’s Sarah Taylor (Stittsvile, ON) finished third (28.25).  Rookie Gryphon Alisha Harricharan finished fourth.

 

In the fastest and closest event of the night, Mike Smerek (St. Catharines, ON) of Toronto captured the gold medal in the men’s 50m fly with a record breaking time of 24.78. Smerek also won the event at last years meet. Wil Wright finished second in lane six with a time of 24.89, moving up in the standings from his bronze medal performance last year. Philippe Bastien (Saint-Lambert) (25.13) took the bronze for the Ottawa GeeGees.

 

In the other distance event of the night, the women of Toronto displayed their strong freestyle in the 800m. Fourth-year, Pamela Ruksys( Kingston, ON) broke  the OUA record finishing with a time of 8.44.13 previously held by Julie Gravelle of UoT for the last eleven years. Not far behind was teammate Heather Maitland (Toronto, ON) (8.45.60) capturing the silver and second year Molly Grove (Edmonton, AB) winning the bronze (8.54.33).

 

The Toronto Varsity Blues won the gold medal in the women’s 400m medley relay with a time of 4.12.59, well below the CIS qualifying time and breaking the OUA record, previously held by Western. The Mustangs were their toughest competition, finishing milliseconds behind with a time of 4.12.78. The McMaster Marauders captured the bronze medal (4.16.28). The Gryphon relay, comprised of Chantique Payne, Rebecca Fyfe, Alisha Harricharan and Carolyn Michon had a great race and beat the CIS standard of 4.21.09 with 4.20.91.

 

Showing the competition that they could defend their home pool, the Guelph Gryphons gave their fans something to cheer about winning the men’s 400m medley relay and breaking last year’s OUA record set by Toronto in a time of 3.42.67. Ben Roberts (Kingston, ON) started off for the Gryphons in the backstroke followed by Matt Stephenson who stayed with the pack. Wil Wright swam the butterfly leg and pulled the Gryphons into second setting up Troy Baxter in the perfect position to bring home the gold. He did just that, swimming the freestyle in 50.82 and capping off a great day in the pool for the Gryphons.

Team Standings – Day 2

Women

1. Western – 512.5

2. Toronto – 487.5

3. McMaster - 401

4. Ottawa - 317

5. Guelph - 186

6. Brock - 149

7. Laurier - 145

8. Laurentian - 114

9. Waterloo - 82

10. Queens - 71

11. Trent - 40

12. Carleton – 27

13. York - 10

 

Men

1. Toronto - 547

2. Western – 424.5

3. McMaster – 408.5

4. Ottawa – 370.5

5. Guelph - 308

6. Waterloo – 161.5

7. Laurentian - 98

8. York - 92

9. Laurier - 37

10. Queens - 16

11. Brock - 12

RESULTS – DAY 2
Women’s 200m IM
1. Shannon Nell, Western – 2:16.73
2. Paige Schultz, Toronto – 2:16.88
3. Eryn Weldon, Ottawa – 2:18.27

Men’s 200m IM
1. Cameron Bailey, McMaster – 2:02.99
2. Zach Summerhayes, Toronto – 2:04.22
3. Jeremie Holdom, Toronto – 2:04.91

Women’s 100m Freestyle
1. Hayley Nell, Western – 55.71
2. Chantique Payne, Guelph – 56.80
3. Jen Piper, Laurentian – 57.08

Men’s 100m Freestyle
1. Wil Wright, Guelph – 50.46
2. Taylor Bond, Toronto – 51.59
3. Michael McDonald, McMaster – 51.65

Men’s 1500m Freestyle
1. Robert Wise, Western – 15:31.98
2. David Hatch, Western – 15:50.18
3. Eric Dolan, Western – 15:56.96

Women’s 200m Backstroke
1. Andrea Jurenovskis, Toronto – 2:13.41
2. Rebecca Sharpe, Toronto – 2:15.12
3. Heather Martin, Western – 2:15.58

Men’s 200m Backstroke
1. Matt Hawes, Ottawa – 1:54.89 – MEET RECORD
(Previous Record: Sean Sepulis, Guelph – 1:58.53 – 2001)
2. Adam Best, Ottawa – 2:00.00
3. Ben Stubbs, McMaster – 2:00.70

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
1. Whitney Rich, Laurier – 1:11.63
2. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto – 1:12.19
3. Erin Macfadyen, McMaster – 1:12.23

Men’s 100m Breaststroke
1. Bryn Jones, Western – 1:01.17 – MEET RECORD
(Previous Record: Brad Creelman, Western – 1:01.71 – 1992)
2. Jake Armstrong, Western – 1:01.87
3. Wesley Greig, Waterloo – 1:02.88

Women’s 50m Butterfly
1. Chantique Payne, Guelph – 27.79
2. Andrea Jurenovskis, Toronto – 28.17
3. Sarah Taylor, McMaster – 28.25

Men’s 50m Butterfly
1. Mike Smerek, Toronto – 24.78 – MEET RECORD
(Previous Record: Brad Vanderkam, Western – 24.83 – 2004)
2. Wil Wright, Guelph – 24.89
3. Philippe Bastien, Ottawa – 25.13

 

Women’s 800m Freestyle Relay
1. Pamela Ruksys, Toronto – 8:44.13 – MEET RECORD
(Previous Record: Julie Gravelle, Toronto – 8:44.50 – 2000)
2. Heather Maitland, Toronto – 8:45.60
3. Molly Grove, Toronto – 8:54.33

 

Women’s 400m Medley Relay – MEET RECORD
1. Toronto – 4:12.59 (Andrea Jurenovskis, Vanessa Treasure, Paige Schultz, Julia Boron)
(Previous Record: Western – 4:15.87 – 2010)
2. Western – 4:12.78 (Heather Martin, Katie Bell, Shannon Nell, Hayley Nell)
3. McMaster – 4:16.28 (Natasha Strass-Hundal, Alexandra Vanommen, Sara Thompson, Meg Sloan)

 

Men’s 400m Medley Relay
1. Guelph – 3:42.67 – MEET RECORD (Ben Roberts, Matt Stephenson, Wil Wright, Troy Baxter) (Previous Record, Toronto, 3:44.81 – 2010)
2. Western – 3:42.85 (Trevor Nicholas, Jake Armstrong, Bryn Jones, Miguel Lozano)
3. Ottawa – 3:45.77 (Matt Hawes, Bernard Joosten, Philippe Bastien, Matt Harding)

 

RESULTS – DAY 1

Women’s 200m Freestyle Relay

1. McMaster – 1:46.54 – (Brooke Buckland, Sarah Taylor, Meg Sloan, Natasha Strass-Hundal)

2. Toronto – 1:46.75 – (Joyce Guo, Samantha Poon, Andrea Jurenovskis, Paige Schultz)

3. Western – 1:47.15 (Katie Fox, Ashleigh Dunnington, Amber Hutchinson, Melissa Loyzar)

 

Men’s 200m Freestyle Relay

1. Toronto – 1:33.88 – (Steven Hibberd, Peter Kruzyk, George Soules, Luke Hall)

2. McMaster – 1:34.02 (Matthew Vogelzang, David Landry, Cameron Bailey, Jeff Braches)

3. Guelph – 1:34.30 (Chad Johnson, Troy Baxter, Chris Miller, Jordan Duggan)

 

Women’s 400m Freestyle

1. Pamela Ruksys, Toronto – 4:15.46

2. Hayley Nell, Western – 4:18.92

3. Molly Grove, Toronto – 4:19.46

 

Men’s 400m Freestyle

1.  Zack Chetrat, Toronto – 3:51.59 – MEET RECORD

(Previous Record: David Shemilt, Brock, 3:53.22 – 1985)

2. Frank Despond, Toronto – 3:55.01

3. Robert Wise, Western – 3:55.63

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke

1. Andrea Jurenovskis, Toronto – 1:00.63 – MEET RECORD

(Previous Record: Julie Howard, Toronto, 1:01.90 – 2001)

2. Jennifer Trung, Western – 1:02.87

3. Heather Martin, Western – 1:03.01

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke

1. Matt Hawes, Ottawa – 54.16

2. Benjamin Roberts, Guelph – 55.40

3. Adam Best, Ottawa – 55.93

 

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

1. Erin Macfadyen, McMaster – 2:33.51

2. Paulyne Kilty, Western – 2:34.89

3. Margo Bacher, Queens – 2:35.32

 

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

1. Bryn Jones, Western – 2:13.44 – MEET RECORD

(Previous Record: Matt Mains, Waterloo, 2:13.72 – 2004)

2. Wesley Greig, Waterloo – 2:15.15

3. Jake Armstrong, Western – 2:15.77

 

Women’s 200m Butterfly

1. Shannon Nell, Western – 2:14.33

2. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto – 2:14.93

3. Alysia Harricharan, Guelph – 2:17.90

 

Men’s 200m Butterfly

1. Zack Chetrat, Toronto – 1:59.25 – MEET RECORD

(Previous Record: Zack Chetrat, Toronto, 2:00.27 – 2009)

2. Curtis Samuel, Toronto – 2:01.43

3. Ben Stubbs, McMaster – 2:02.68

 

Women’s 50m Freestyle

1. Hayley Nell, Western – 25.88

2. Sarah Taylor, McMaster – 26.24

3. Chantique Payne, Guelph – 26.34

 

Men’s 50m Freestyle

1. Matt Vogelzang, McMaster – 23.43

2. Cameron Bailey, McMaster – 23.64

3. Wil Wright, Guelph – 23.65

 

Women’s 800m Freestyle Relay

1. Toronto – 8:18.62 (Heather Maitland, Molly Grove, Melanie Davis, Pamela Ruksys)

2. Ottawa – 8:22.00 (Eryn Weldon, Nicole Lachance, Kara Demers, Chantelle Boduel)

3. Western – 8:33.94 (Heather Martin, Paulyne Kilty, Elisa Colantonio, Jasmin Gow)

 

Men’s 8000m Freestyle Relay

1. Toronto – 7:27.15 (Curtis Samuel, Frank Despond, Andy Townsend, Zack Chetrat)
*MEET RECORD (Previous Record: 7:29.57, McMaster – 1991)*

2. Ottawa – 7:31.93 (Matt Hawes, Adam Best, Stefan Ruksys, Sean Dawson)

3. McMaster – 7:34.15 (Michael McDonald, Glendon Brown, Cameron Bailey, Nathan Cox)

 

OUA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre 

Saturday, February 11

Preliminaries: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

W/M 200 freestyle

W/M 50 breaststroke

W/M 50 backstroke

W/M 100 butterfly

W/M 400 Individual Medley

Finals: 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

W/M 4x50 Medley Relay

W/M 200 freestyle

W/M 50 breaststroke

W/M 50 backstroke

W/M 100 butterfly

W/M 400 Individual medley

W/M 4x100 freestyle relay

Awards

 

The OUA swimming championships resume on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Complete real-time results: http://www.guelphmarlins.ca/liveresults/

 

LIVE webcast can be seen at www.ssncanada.ca . Webcast will be archived and can be viewed at a later date as well.

 

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