Swimmers race in AUS Championship

The Memorial swim teams competed at the AUS Championships this weekend with several swimmers racing to personal bests. The women finished sixth overall while the men finished fifth. Once again it was rookie David Haines who led the way for Memorial with three medal performances and two new provincial records in backstroke events.

 

Women's Swimming

MUN Sea-HawksThe young Memorial women's swim team continued to improve on the weekend with several personal bests at the AUS Championship.

 

In her first meet as a Sea-Hawk Katarina Roxon broke two of her own para-Canadian records. The former Paralympian swimmer broke her own 100m breaststroke record with a time of 1:26.57 and she also broke her own best in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 3:04.07. She was 17th overall in the 100m and 13th overall in the 200m.

 

All Sea-Hawks across the three days were:

Day 1 - Friday

  • 200m free 13th Mykala Pardy (2:19.76)
  • 50m back 12th Jillian Doucet (33.73)
  • 100m fly 11th Sarah Tremblett (1:12.41)
  • 100m breast 17th Katarina Roxon (1:26.57)
  • 400m IM 12th Janny Stark (5:30.11), 13th Samantha Tucker (5:45.52)
  • 400m free relay 5th Memorial (Tremblett, Doucet, Tucker, Pardy)

Day 2 Results (Saturday)

  • 100m back 12th Doucet (1:13.15) 17th Tucker (1:18.43)
  • 50m fly 15th Tremblett (32.26)
  • 200m breast 13th Roxon (3:04.07)
  • 50m free 11th Tremblett (28.87), 12th Pardy (29.04), 15th Doucet (29.57)
  • 200m fly 8th Stark (2:39.00)
  • 800m free relay Memorial (Tremblett, Pardy, Doucet, Tucker) 9:31.70

 

Day 3 Results (Sunday)

  • 200m IM 11th Stark (2:33.86), 13th Roxon (2:44.93), 14th Tucker (2:45.09)
  • 50m breast 16th Stark (37.93)
  • 200m back 14th Doucet (2:36.83), 16th Tucker (2:44.52)
  • 100m free 12th Tremblett (1:04.23), 15th Pardy (1:04.76)
  • 400m Medley Relay 5th Memorial (Doucet, Stark, Tremblett, Pardy) 4:56.28

 

 

Men's Swimming

Rookie David Haines capped off a fine season with three medals at this weekend's AUS Swimming Championship in PEI.

 

Haines had a medal on each day of the championship. The backstroker opened the meet on Friday with a bronze in the 50m back with a time of 27.16. On day two Haines claimed another bronze, breaking a provincial record with a 58.00 in the 100m back. On Sunday he finished his meet with another provincial record and a silver medal in the 200 backstroke. His time of 2:04.82 was only .42 off of the qualifying standard for CIS Championship.

 

MUN SwimmingPeter Gregory also raced well for Memorial. He just missed joining Haines on the podium in the 200m back with a fourth overall finish at 2:11.07. His other top five finishes were in the 400m freestyle and the 1500m free. Gregory finished the 400m race in a fourth place 4:15.15 after leading the first 200m. He also finished fourth in the grueling 1500m with a time of 16:53.62

 

The full list of Memorial events and finishers can be found below:

 

Day 1 Results (Friday)

  • 50m back 3rd David Haines (27.16), 11th David Roberts (30.94)
  • 100m breast 10th Ryan Allen (1:08.16), 14th Michael Mather (1:11.59)
  • 100m fly 9th Peter Gregory (1:01.37) 10th Mason Jeddore (1:02.17)
  • 400m IM 9th Jeddore (4:55.67)
  • 400m free relay 5th Memorial (Gregory, Mather, Haines, Allen) 3:40.46

 

Day 2 Results (Saturday)

  • 100m back 3rd Haines (58.00)
  • 50m fly 7th Allen (27.39), 13th D. Roberts (28.45), 14th Jeddore (28.92)
  • 400m free 5th Gregory (4:15.15), 9th Haines (4:26.82)
  • 200m breast 11th Mather (2:42.52)
  • 50m free 11th D. Roberts (25.88)
  • 200m 7th Jeddore (2:17.77)
  • 800m free relay 5th Memorial (Gregory, Haines, Allen, Mather) 8:17.26

 

Day 3 Results (Sunday)

  • 200m back 2nd Haines (2:04.82), 4th Gregory (2:11.07)
  • 50m breast 9th Allen (30.90), 11th Mather (32.74)
  • 200m IM 9th Allen (2:15.69)
  • 100m free 10th Mather (55.95), 14th D. Roberts (57.62)
  • 1500m free 4th Gregory (16:53.62)
  • 400m Medley Relay Memorial 4th (Haines, Allen, Jeddore, Gregory) 4:02.90