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2014 Canadian National Championships

Day One Finals - Record falls. PCS in 9th position.

A smoky red sun hung in the prairie sky on the first evening of competition in Saskatoon. While the sun was dim the evenng was a very strong one for the UVPCS crew.

Jon McKay led the team out with a 7th place swim in the 800 Fr in 8:20. Aimeson King took 12th spot in 827.1

200m Fr: Molly Gowans slid into 20th spot ater a scratch from the morning and made good on the opportunity improving upon her heat swim and moving from 20th to 14th overall in 2:05.

Lauren Crisp held her position at 19th in 100m Back in her first National final - while she was just over her time from prelims (a 13-14 club record) her swim was very strong.

Jordan Andrusak improved upon her heat swim but dropped to 14th overall in 2:38.0 just over her PB.

The final Indiviidual event of the night was the women's 1500m Free and it was the highlight of the team's first day. Vicky Mock and Molly Gowans swam side by side thru 900 m in 6th and 7th.. they picked up the pace over the final 600m with both girls smashing their personal bests. Gowans went fishing for her first national podium finish and came up just short moving up to 4th spot. Mock came home strong against the field and moved up to 6th place in 17:18. Gowan's time of 17:06 clipped the 13-14 girls Vancouver Island regional record which has stood since 1994. (Brambley 17:08)

Team is ranked 9th in a tie with the Manta Swim Club of Winnipeg after day one.