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CIS Swimming Champs Day 2

by Pete Lewis - UVic Vikes Athletics and Recreation

Victoria, B.C. -­ Day two of the Canadian University Sport Swimming Championship was another day of intense competition and demonstration of Canadian swimming talent. David Creel got the first medal for the Vikes this evening, scoring a silver medal in the men¹s 400m freestyle with a time of 3:54.88. Vikes gained another silver medal due to the merit of Jesse Jacks who achieved a second place finish, with a time of 1:58.80 in the men¹s 200m butterfly. Jacks with 25.14 as his time also achieved a fifth place finish in the men¹s 50m butterfly. Philip Weiss also swam well. He finished eighth in the men¹s 50m butterfly with a time of 25.60 and placed seventh in the men¹s 200m butterfly with a time of 2:03.34.

The Vikes women also had a successful night. Laina Steeple placed third in the B Final of the women¹s 100m backstroke with 1:05.28. In the B Final of the women¹s 400m freestyle four Vikes competed. Danielle Bell finished first with a time of 4:15.16, Karley Stutzel was a close second with 4:19.61, Emily Carwithen came fifth with 4:32.00 as her time, and Katie Humphries achieved a time of 4:33.92 which equaled an eighth place finish.

Danielle Gudgeon¹s time of 2:22.92 was good enough for a first place finish in the B Final of the women¹s 200m butterfly. Teammate Katie Humphries placed eighth in the same competition with a time of 2:30.56. Kellie Rolston swam the A Final of this event, placing sixth with a time of 2:20.15.

In the 800m freestyle relays the women placed fifth with a time of 8:24.88 and the men finished seventh with a time of 7:38.11. Swimming resumes tomorrow morning at Saanich Commonwealth Place with heats starting at 10 AM and finals at 5 PM.