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CIS Swimming Champs Day 3

by Amber Goertzen, Vikes Sports Staff

Victoria, B.C. -­ Day three of the Canadian University Sport Swimming Championship was another day of broken records and personal bests. In a grueling test of endurance Jesse Jacks and David Creel both competed in the men¹s 1500m freestyle. A time of 15:33.85 was enough to secure the silver for Jesse Jacks while teammate David Creel finished fourth with a time of 14:42.26. In the men¹s 200m individual medley Philip Weiss earned a bronze medal with a time of 2:03.53. Dave McDonald competed in the B Final of this event earning a seventh place finish with a time of 2:09.82. McDonald achieved a third place finish in the B Final of the men¹s 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:05.87. In the men¹s 400m medley relay the Vikes finished with a time of 3:52.69 for tenth place.

The Vikes women were a force to be reckoned with this evening. Their first competition was the women¹s 800m freestyle. Danielle Bell was the first Vike to finish this competition in fourth place with 8:44.06 as her time. Karley Stutzel was not far behind with a time of 8:53.80 for a seventh place position. The women¹s 200m backstroke saw Danielle Bell finish eighth with a time of 2:19.78. Laina Steeple competed in the B Final of this event and her hard work paid off with a first place finish and a time of 2:19.23. The last individual event for the Vikes women was the 100m freestyle. Karley Stutzel competed and with a time of 59.12 finished sixth. To end the night the women competed in the 400m medley relay. Of the sixteen teams that competed, the Vikes women finished eleventh with a time of 4:40.19.

In the relation to the other teams, the UVic women finished seventh with 202 points though they had one of the smallest teams in the competition. The Vikes men finished an amazing fourth with 222 points, a having only four swimmers in the competition.