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CIS Swimming Champs Day 1

by Pete Lewis - UVic Vikes Athletics and Recreation

Victoria, B.C. - Day one of the Canadian University Sport Swimming Championship saw over 30 teams with approximately 312 athletes converge on Saanich Commonwealth Place. The Vikes certainly made their presence felt in this pool of talent. Tension was high as several CIS records were broken, culminating in Brian Johns of UBC breaking a world record in the 400m individual medley.

First up on the evening for the Vikes was the women's 200m freestyle. Karley Stutzel placed 8th in the A Final of this race with a time of 2:03.10. Danielle Bell came 1st in the B Final with a time of 2:02.86. The women's success continued in event three, the women's 50m breaststroke. The Vikes Liana Steeple captured a second place finish in the B Final with a time of 31.12. Teammate Kellie Rolston followed suit, finishing 7th in the B Final of the Women's 100m butterfly with a time of 1:04.86.

The first event for the Vikes men was the 100m butterfly. Jesse Jacks earned the first bronze medal for the Vikes with a time of 54.54. Also competing in this event, Philip Weiss achieved his personal best in the A Final with a fifth place finish and a time of 54.78.

The first The women hit the pool again in the women's 400 individual medley. Emily Carwithen competed in the B Final and finished 6th with a time of 5:05.76. In the A Final men's 400m individual medley, David Creel finished in 4:27.54 earning him fourth place. Competition was tough in this event, with Brian Johns of UBC shattering the world record. Dave MacDonald achieved a personal best tonight with a 3rd place finish in the B Final of this same competition with a time of 4:30.90.

The first In the 400m freestyle relay the women finished 8th with 3:56.84 as their time. The men placed 14th in their 400m freestyle relay, finishing the night with a time of 3:32.27.

The first Swimming resumes tomorrow morning at Saanich Commonwealth Place with heats starting at 10 AM and finals at 5 PM.