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Creel and Jacks Win Gold in Calgary

On day one of the 2003 Canada West Swimming Championships the Vikes walked away with three medals.

Leading the way was third year swimmer David Creel who won the gold medal in the mens 1500 freestyle in time of 15:38.48. Creel pulled away from two UofC swimmers over the back half of the race to claim the CW title.

Following Creel's inspirational swim was Jesse Jacks in the mens 50 metre butterfly. Jacks won the gold with a great second 25 in a time of 25.16. Watch for Jacks in the 100 and 200 butterfly later in the weekend.

On the women's side Emily Carwithen had a great swim in the 800 freestyle.

The Vikes men's4x200 freestyle relay teams also swam to a podium spot winning bronze. Creel and Jacks joined Philip Weiss and Dave MacDonald to win the bronze. The womens 4x200 team of Danielle Bell, Karley Stutzel, Laina Steeple and Danielle Gudgeon placed 4th.

Competition continues through Sunday.