Dyke golden for Memorial

(Jan. 19. 2014) The Memorial University swim team had a good showing this weekend at the Dalhousie Invitational taking home 11 medals, including 5 gold medals by impressive rookie Gavin Dyke. The Memorial men finished third overall while the women finished in fifth place. Dyke took home a gold medal in all five of his events. He claimed first in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events.


Gavin DykeHe also finished atop the podium in the 200m and 400m individual medley. Dyke (pictured on right) was also part of the Memorial relay team that finished with a bronze medal in the 200m medley relay. He was joined by Ryan George, Brandon McKay and Leo Froude on the bronze medal winning team.


Second year backstroker David Haines earned a silver in the 100m backstroke and rookie Ryan George nabbed his first AUS medal in the 50m backstroke. Rookie Nicholas Sparkes also won a silver in the 200m butterfly.


Leo Froude, another talented rookie on Memorial’s roster, earned a bronze in the 400m freestyle.


On the women’s side rookie Becca Dyer brought home a silver in the 100m backstroke.


The full list of Sea-Hawks finishers was:



Men’s Swimming

David HainesSaturday

  • 200m free Dyke 1st (1:52.64), Haines (pictured on right) 12th (2:00.58)
  • 50m breast George 2nd (28.33), Haines 6th (29.23), Gregory 10th (30.67)
  • 200m breast Froude 5th (2:34.28, Hibbs 9th (2:37.30, McKay 10th (2:41.40)
  • 100m fly Sparkes 6th (1:01.04)
  • 400m IM Dyke 1st (4:41.21), Sparkes 5th (4:54.44)
  • 200m medley relay Sea-Hawks A 3rd; Sea-Hawks B 6th
  • 100m back Haines 2nd (59.12), George 5th (1:01.70), Gregory 10th (1:04.24)
  • 50m back McKay 5th (31.18), Hibbs 9th (32.96)
  • 100m free Dyke 1st (51.55), McKay 13th (55.97), George 15th (57.28), Haines 17th (57,96) Hibbs 18th (58.14)
  • 50m fly Sparkes 9th (28.17), Froude 14th (28.43)
  • 200m IM Dyke 1st (2:10.26), Froude 8th (2:19.15), Sparkes 9th (2:19.41), Gregory 11th (2:23.62)
  • 400m medley relay Sea-Hawks A 4th; Sea-Hawks B 8th



  • 50m free Dyke 1st (23.86), McKay 15th (25.40), George 19th (25.86), Hibbs 21st (25.99)
  • 400m free Froude 3rd (4:17.98)
  • 200m back Haines 3rd (2:10.01), Gregory 6th (2:16.52), George 7th (2:19.05)
  • 100m breast McKay 5th (1:09.68), Hibbs 11th (1:12.10)
  • 200m fly Sparkes 2nd (2:16.66)
  • 400m free Sea-Hawks A 4th | Sea-Hawks B 8th


Women’s Swimming

Becca DyerSaturday

  • 200m free Dyer(pictured on right) 8 (2:10.79), Lahey 11 (2:12.19), Hogan 14th (2:14.95)
  • 50m back Dyer 9th (32.72), Hogan 14th (34.36)
  • 400m IM Lahey 5th (5:34.75)
  • 100m back Dyer 2nd (1:08.54), Hogan 6th (1:12.11)
  • 100m free Hogan 11th (1:02.04), Lahey 13th (1:03.56)
  • 800m free Lahey 4th (9:42.81)



  • 400m free Lahey 4th (4:44.06)
  • 50m free Dyer 8th (28.29), Hogan 14th (28.70)