AUS Swimming Championship this weekend
The Memorial swim teams will travel to Charlottetown this weekend to compete in the 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship. The team will send six men and six women to the meet this Saturday and Sunday at UPEI looking to set personal bests.
The women's swim team heading into the AUS Championship will feature a full contingent of rookies looking for breakthroughs as they try to score points and move up the conference rankings.
Sarah Tremblett will race the 50m, 100m, and 200m freestyle as well as the sprint butterfly. Mykala Pardy will compete in a range of freestyle events including the 50m, 100m, 200m, and 400m. Jenny Stark will represent the team in the breaststroke events and the 200m butterfly.
Jillian Doucet will race the backstroke and sprint freestyle events while Samantha Tucker will race the Individual Medley and backstroke events.
Katarina Roxon will make her first appearance for the Sea-Hawks, her first meet since racing at the Para-Olympics in London this past summer. Roxon will race the breaststroke and individual medley events.
Rookie David Haines will lead a team Memorial swimmers that have improved all season long. Haines will be trying to qualify for CIS Champs in the 50m,100m and 200m backstroke events. He has just missed national qualification a number of times this year and will be aiming for the top of the podium in all three of the events.
Second year Peter Gregory will be right behind Haines in the backstroke events and will also be Memorial's distance freestyler with strong finishes in the 400m and 1500m freestyle events.
Fourth year Ryan Allen will be aiming to score points in finals in the breaststroke events, spring butterfly and 200m individual medley.
Rookies Mike Mather and David Roberts will also be looking to race for points in their top events. Mather in the breaststroke and sprint freestyles, Roberts in the sprint fly, back and free.
Mason Jeddore will be racing his final meet as a Sea-Hawk after being one of the backbones of the team for the past four seasons. His work ethic and determination has been a motivator for the team throughout his career and he will represent the team in the butterfly events including his specialty, the 200m fly.
The AUS Championship meet will be webcast at: www.austv.ca