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Another great day of swims for the Tigers

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Day 2 at the CIS Swimming Championships had the Tigers making 11 individual second swims and scoring in two relays. The new format of LCM Finals is proving tough for many of the swimmers in the meet, but the Tigers swimmers on both the men's and women's teams are racing tough and moving up when they get the chance.  

"The youth and inexperience showed itself a little today as the stressors of a championship took some of the focus and energies out of our swimmers," explains head coach Lance Cansdale.  "That being said, we had some really great efforts and with the honest effort the experience and success will start to come. We have a shot at some high scoring swims and are seated well in the distance, so if we swim well in the morning, we should position ourself for a run."

Day 2 Results:
Phoebe Lenderyou 5th 100m Backstroke
Katie Webster 6th 400m Freestyle, 12th 200m Butterfly
Meagan Bernier 10th 400m Freestyle
Alison Grant 14th 400m Freestyle
Paige Crowell 12th 200m Breaststroke
Lucy MacLeod 16th 50m Freestyle
Rachel Shin 9th 200m Butterfly
Bernier, Lenderyou, Grant, MacLeod 9th 4x200m Freestyle Relay

RECAP DAY 2 (of 3): Speedo CIS swimming championships
Savard spectacular as Montreal women close gap, Allen masters fly as UBC men stay on top

February 20, 2015

VICTORIA (CIS) – The University of Montreal women made huge gains in the standings today thanks to three more gold medals for Olympian and first year Katerine Savard on Day 2 of the 2015 Speedo CIS Swimming Championships Friday. The UBC Thunderbirds women still hold a 54-point lead heading into Saturday's final day of competition, where they have an opportunity to four-peat as national champions.


Montreal's Savard is six-for-six in her events after sweeping the top of the podium today in the 50 and 200 butterfly, while the RSEQ MVP also anchored the Carabins in their gold-medal win in the 4x200 freestyle relay. The Carabins women are in second place in the team standings with 386 points, while first-placed UBC have 440 and current third-place holders Toronto have 280.

On the men's side UBC lead with 485 points and Toronto are close behind with 421, while Calgary and Alberta trail with 271.5 and 180 points, respectively. Toronto medalled in three events today as Eli Wall earned his second gold of the championship, this time in the 200 breaststroke, while the 4x200 freestyle relay picked up silver and Chris Manning won bronze in the 50 free.

Thunderbird Coleman Allen broke two CIS short-course Championship records in preliminaries to now hold the record in the 50, 100 and 200 butterfly, all set in 2015. In the 50 fly, Allen timed in at 23.31 to beat Toronto's Mike Smerek's record from 2012, while Allen's 1:54.56 swim in the 200 fly wiped the 2003 record held by former Thunderbird and three-time Olympian Brian Johns (1:54.76).

Joining Allen in making CIS milestones was fellow T-Bird Savannah King who is the current CIS short-course Championship record holder in the 400 freestyle. King earned her second Grand Slam in as many years after today's gold-medal win in the 400 freestyle (4:14.95). This was the senior's fourth gold in the event after winning previously in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, King earned her first Grand Slam but in the 800 freestyle. With four consecutive golds in the 800 free, the two-time Olympian will have a shot at a Major Grand Slam on the final day of the championship.

Other highlights on the women's side included Laval's Marie-Pierre Couillard defending her title in the 100 backstroke, while Calgary's Fiona Doyle picked up her second gold of the championship winning the 200 breaststroke. Montreal's Sandrine Mainville and Ariane Mainville took gold and bronze, respectively, in the 50 free, while Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, of UQTR, claimed silver.

Calgary's Bradley Crocker earned gold in the men's 100 backstroke to give the Dinos men their second gold of the Championship, while the Dinos men also earned a bronze in the 4x200 freestyle relay.  First-year Thunderbird Yuri Kisil impressed on Day 2 after sharing gold-medal honours in the 50 freestyle with team mate Alex Loginiv in 22.68. Kisil also earned silver in the 100 backstroke and was a part of the gold-medal 4x200 relay team. Teammate Keegan Zanatta also defended his freestyle title, winning gold in 3:52.68.

The 2015 Speedo CIS Swimming Championships wrap up Saturday at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool. Preliminaries start at 10 a.m., with finals slated for 6 p.m. PST. CIS All-Canadian and major award presentations will take place following Saturdays's finals.

NOTES: All sessions are webcast live on and live results are available on the championship website: Finals are contested in a 50-metre pool (long course) for the first time at this year's Speedo CIS championships, while the morning preliminaries remain short course races... Should records be set in the preliminaries, they will be added to the CIS championship short-course record book.  




1. UBC, 440 points

2. Montreal, 386

3. Toronto, 280

4. Calgary, 178

5. Laval, 164

6. Western, 151

7. Dalhousie, 137

8. McGill, 99

9. Alberta, 94

10. Victoria, 65

11. Ottawa, 59

12. McMaster, 55

13. Guelph, 40

14. UQTR, 36

15. UQAM, 29

15. Manitoba, 29

17. Sherbrooke, 24

18. Acadia, 17

19. Laurentian, 14

20. New Brunswick, 9

21. Regina, 5

22. Brock, 4

23. Lethbridge, 2

24. Wilfrid Laurier, 2


Men (Nelson C. Hart trophy)

1. UBC, 485 points

2. Toronto, 421

3. Calgary, 271.5

4. Alberta, 180

5. Western, 160

6. McMaster, 112

7. Laval, 106

8. Victoria, 94

9. Montreal, 77

10. Ottawa, 69

11. Dalhousie, 67.5

12. McGill, 63

13. Guelph, 60

14. Manitoba, 51

15. Acadia, 34

16. Sherbrooke, 29

17. Lethbridge 24

18. Waterloo, 3


Women 100m Back

1. Marie-Pierre Couillard, Laval, 1:01.85 

2. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 1:02.11

3. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 1:02.69

Men 100m Back

1. Bradley Crocker, Calgary, 56.83

2. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 57.12

2. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 57.12

W 50m Fly

1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 26.81

2. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 27.12

3. Kimberley Moors, Manitoba, 27.46

M 50m Fly

1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 24.04 (see note below)

2. Dillon Perron, Manitoba, 24.86

3. Robert Bonomo, Ottawa, 24.97

Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (23.31) in the preliminaries.

W 400m Free

1. Savannah King, UBC, 4:14.95 

2. Barbara Jardin, Montreal, 4:20.54

3. Fionnuala Pierse, UBC, 4:21.19

M 400m Free

1. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 3:52.68  

2. Tristan Cole, Calgary, 3:57.23

3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 3:57.26

W 200m Breast

1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 2:27.63

2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 2:30.13

3. Erin Stamp, UBC, 2:30.44

M 200m Breast

1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:14.34

2. Jonathan Naisby, Sherbrooke, 2:17.59

3. Bogdan Knezevic, Calgary, 2:17.88

W 50m Free

1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 25.65  

2. Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, UQTR, 25.71 

3. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 26.10

M 50m Free

1. Alex Loginov, UBC, 22.68

1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 22.68

3. Chris Manning, Toronto, 23.12

W 200m Fly

1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 2:11.89

2. Jacomi Strydom, UBC, 2:12.91

3. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 2:16.07

M 200m Fly

1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 2:01.40 (see note below)

2. Thomas Jobin, Calgary, 2:02.07

3. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 2:02.72

Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (1:54.56) in the preliminaries.

W 4 x 200m Free Relay

1. Montreal, 8:12.79

(Barbara Jardin, Ariane Mainville, Sarah-Lee Hevey, Katerine Savard)

2. UBC, 8:13.34

(Savannah King, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Maia Brundage, Fionnuala Pierse)

3. Toronto, 8:15.79

(Victoria Radounski, Kylie Masse, Vanessa Treasure, Paige Schultz)

M 4 x 200m Free Relay

1. UBC, 7:29.15

(Keegan Zanatta, Stefan Milosevic, Yuri Kisil, Coleman Allen)

2. Toronto, 7:35.18

(Kent Kikot, Oliver Straszynski, Matthew Myers, David Riley)

3. Calgary, 7:35.58

(Tristan Cote, Sterling King, Christopher Neave, Bogdan Knezevic)

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