BLUES SWEEP OUA SWIMMING TITLES

first_img Western, 8:26.82(Rachel Sawchuk, Stephanie Cairns, Keira Brazeau, Katelyn Cairns) Women 100m Backstroke Women 200m Breaststroke Kylie Masse, Toronto, 56.72 Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 1:00.58 Charis Huddle, Western, 1:01.01 Men 400 Medley Relay1. Toronto, 3:42.34(Matthew Mac, Graeme Aylward, Josh Gold, Mitch Ferraro)2. Western, 3:43.20(Matthew Klahsen, Matthew Loewen, Elias Chappell, Brent Waddell)3. Guelph, 3:49.89(Samuel Kuntz, Lucas Liberty, Rafel Rodrigo Rozo, Ahmed El Maghawry)Print Friendly Version Swimmer of the Year: Kylie Masse, TorontoRookie of the Year: Rebecca Smith, TorontoCoach of the Year: Byron McDonald & Linda Kiefer, TorontoDr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence: Georgia Kidd, TorontoCommunity Service Award Winner: Katherine Ivancic (Waterloo)Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction: Kylie Masse (Toronto), Victoria Radounski (Toronto), Courtney Di Carlo (Western), Charis Huddle (Western) Women 50m Freestyle Swimmer of Year: Matthew Loewen (Western)Rookie of the Year: Lucas Wormold (Waterloo)Coach of the Year: Jacqueline Beckford-Henriques (Waterloo)Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence: Lucas Wormold (Waterloo)Community Service Award Winner: Matthew Dans (Toronto)Graduating Athlete Award of Distinction:  Riley Konrad (Laurentian), Matthew Schouten (Laurentian), Matthew Dans (Toronto), Mitch Ferraro (Toronto)Day 3 ResultsWomen 200m Medley Relay1.  Toronto (1:52.36)(Rachel Rodé, Lea Zila, Kaitlyn Burwell, Rebecca Smith)2.  Waterloo (1:54.12)(Eloise Ladyman, Christina Ji, Joise Andres, Jacquelyne Mariano Marino)3. Western Mustangs (1:57.08)(Jesscia Allen, Joan-Shiao Chen, Katarina, Kranjc, Jessica Code) McMaster, 7:37.35(Mitch Muizelaar, Mohamad Jrab, Panos Papangelakis, Kevork Baghdassarian) Women 800m Free1. Sophia Saroukian, Toronto, 8:53.562. Victoria Radounski, Toronto, 8:57.603. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 9:04.80 McMaster, 8:33.94(Emma Schlyter, Nicole Christakis, Isabelle Lei, Emily Ma) Men 100m Breaststroke1. Matthew Loewen, Western, 1:00.802. Steven Lee, Queen’s, 1:01.803. Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 1:02.62 Women 200m Back1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 2:02.69 OUA RECORD2. Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 2:10.103. Sarah Polley, Toronto, 2:12.67 Men 200m Back1. Matthew Mac, Toronto, 1:58.692. Matthew Klahsen, Western, 2:00.373. Samel Kuntz, Guelph, 2:02.69 Women 100m Free 1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 54:06 OUA RECORD2. Charis Huddle, Western, 54.433. Ainsley McMurray, Toronto, 55.29 Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay 1. Toronto, 1:41.19 OUA RECORD(Emily Russell, Rachel Rodé, Sarah Polley, Kylie Masse)2. Western, 1:43.66(Charis Huddle, Jessica Code, Joan-Shiao Chen, Katarina Kranjc)3. Waterloo, 1:46.18(Jocelyn vanLeeuwen, Jacquelyne Mariano, Ellie Wong, Josie Andres) Women 800m Freestyle Women 200m Individual Medley 1. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 2:12.372.  Isabelle Lei, McMaster, 2:18.623. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 2:19.07 Story Links Matt Dans, Toronto, 25.33 Bjoern-Ole Schrader, Toronto, 25.00 Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 25.01 Men 400m Free Relay1. Toronto, 3:21.75(Gael Chaubet, Ethan Fazekas, Osvald Nitski, Bjoern-Ole Schrader)2. Western, 3:24.17(Elias Chappell, Matthew Loewen, Brent Waddell, Sebastian Paulins)3. Laurentian – 3:26.33(Christopher Eastick, Mitchell Cox, Gabriel Fenn, Matthew Schouten)Day 2 Results Men 100m Free 1. Matthew Schouten, Laurentian, 50.002. Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 50.213. Matt Dans, Toronto, 50.33 Men 100m Backstroke Men 400 IM1. Lukas Wormald, Waterloo, 4:23.572. Sebast Paulins, Western, 4:27.483. Will Morley, Toronto, 4:30.97 Full ResultsThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues men won their 16th straight banner, while the women won their sixth consecutive provincial title as the 2019 OUA swimming championships wrapped up on Saturday night (Feb. 9) in St. Catharines, Ont.TEAM STANDINGS: U of T’s women claimed an OUA-leading 30th provincial banner since 1971 with 1160 points, ahead of the McMaster Marauders (545) and Western Mustangs (536.5).The Blues men won their OUA-leading 67th Dougall Trophy since 1910, with an impressive 982.5 points, ahead of the silver medalist Waterloo Warriors (575.5) and the bronze medalist Western Mustangs (560.5).”It’s always fun to win,” said Varsity Blues head coach Byron MacDonald. “But while we have recruited in some very fast talent, they still had to train and prepare properly and perform, which they certainly did. The team is scary good, thus the fairly large margin of victory.”MAJOR AWARD WINNERS: Appearing in the last OUA championships of her illustrious career, 2017 FINA world champion Kylie Masse earned her fifth consecutive OUA female swimmer of the year honour. She finishes her career undefeated at the OUA championships, having never lost a race.”She is a once-in-a-generation athlete and it has been a privilege for Linda Kiefer and I to coach her,” said MacDonald. “To swim five years and be so dominant, having never lost a race at the OUA championships, is a remarkable achievement”.  Men 50m Butterfly Women 400 IM1. Kate Rendall, Toronto, 4:52.712. Riley Konrad, Laurentian, 4:58.233. Courtney DeCarlo, Western, 5:00.22 Hannah Genich, Toronto, 2:10.25 OUA RECORD Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 2:13.34 Kate Rendall, Toronto, 2:17.06 Jasmine Raines, Laurier, 2:30.63 Samantha Anderson, Guelph, 2:32.28 Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 2:33.58 Men 1500m Free 1. Mitch Muizelaar, McMaster, 15:34.592. G. Bozyigit, Brock, 15:42.323. Sebastain Paulins, Western, 15:57.50 Women 50m Backstroke1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 26.512. Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 27.393. Eloise Ladyman, Waterloo, 28.79 Men 200m Individual Medley1. Lukas Wormald, Waterloo, 2:02.622. Will Morley, Toronto, 2:04.553. Victor Uemura, Queen’s, 2:05.43 Men’s Men’s1. Toronto (982.5)2. Waterloo (575.5)3. Western (560.5)4. McMaster (336)5. Guelph (305)6. Queen’s (287)7. Laurentian (267.5)8. Brock (172)9. Laurier (146)10. Carleton (111)11. York (21)INDIVIDUAL HONOURS  Day 1 Results Men 50m Freestyle Women 200m Free1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 1:56.07 OUA RECORD2. Aleksa Gold, Toronto, 1:59.303. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 1:59.65 Men 400m Freestyle 1. Sebastian Paulins, Western, 3:55.662. Mitch Muizelaar, McMaster, 3:56.143. Gokha Bozyigit, Brock, 3:57.55 Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 2:00.06 Josh Gold, Toronto, 2:02.40 Sebastian Paulins, Western, 2:02.74 Men 800m Freestyle Matthew Loewen, Western, 2:5.61 Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 2:17.38 Kenney Tam, Laurier, 2:18.39 The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist won four individual and two relay gold medals, while breaking four OUA records in the process. Masse won the 50 and 100 backstroke events for the fifth time in her career, earning OUA Major Grand Slam awards for both, while tying her own OUA record in the 50-metre race. After also winning the 50 freestyle for the second straight year on Day 2, the kinesiology major earned a Grand Slam by winning her fourth career 200 backstroke title in OUA record time (2:02.69) on Day 3. To top it all off, Masse helped the Blues to OUA record-breaking performances in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays.First-year sensation Rebecca Smith earned 2019 OUA female rookie of the year honours. The Red Deer, Alta., native headed into Day 3 having already broke two OUA records in the 200 freestyle (1:56.07) and 50 butterfly (26.77), while also winning the 100 butterfly (57.96). She continued that on Day 3, winning the 100 freestyle in OUA record time, while helping the Blues to victory in the 200 medley relay.”The good news for the Varsity Blues is that there is a future superstar as a rookie ready to take the leadership mantle from Kylie,” added MacDonald. “Rebecca Smith entered school with some international medals so her swims were no surprise. She is a great team person and will be strong for the Blues for years.”Third-year Alberta transfer Georgia Kidd won the Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Award for IM Excellence after a dominant swim in the 200IM (2:12.37).”It was nice to see Georgia win her gold medal in the 200 IM as she made a very difficult decision to transfer to U of T after two years out west,” said MacDonald. “It’s always a huge decision to do that so it’s heartening to see her success.”MacDonald and Linda Kiefer were also honoured as the OUA women’s coaches of the year. WOMEN’S RESULTS: On top of the major award winners, eight other Blues reached the individual podium on Day 3.Third-year standout Sophia Saroukian won the 800 freestyle (8:53.56) with Victoria Radounski (8:57.60) and Kate Rendall (9:04.80) completing the podium sweep.”Victoria has had some real ups and downs in her career so this is a wonderful way to close it out,” said MacDonald.Rounding out the podium finishes were Aleksa Gold (2:10.10) and Sarah Polley (2:12.67), who earned silver and bronze in the 200 backstroke, Rendall was third in the 200 backstroke in 2:19.07, Lea Zila earned bronze in the 50 breaststroke (32.76) and Ainsley McMurray claimed bronze in the 100 freestyle (55.29).Toronto’s women also won both relays on the night. Rachel Rodé, Lea Zila, Kaitlyn Burwell and Smith won the 200 medley relay in 1:52.36, while Gold, Kidd, Emily Russell and Sarah Polley won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:44.05.MEN’S RESULTS: Veteran Matthew Mac capped off a very impressive three-day meet, completing the backstroke sweep by winning the 200-metre event in 1:58.69.Toronto’s 400 freestyle relay team of Gael Chaubet, Ethan Fazekas, Osvald Nitski and Bjoern-Ole Schrader won gold in 3:21.75, while veterans Mitch Ferraro (50.21) and Matt Dans (50.33) finished 2-3 in the 100 freestyle.Dans and Ferraro, along with Josh Gold, are three mainstays of the team that will be graduating this season.”Matt did a work internship last year and after missing a year could have chosen not to return to the sport for his final year as it can be tough to get back to top level fitness but he did come back and has been critical for the Blues,” said MacDonald. “And winning the student-athlete community service award shows how involved and civic minded he is and a true leader of the team.””Mitch Ferraro has been a rock for the team all five years. We will miss him for sure.””Josh Gold is sort of a Cinderella story,” continued MacDonald. “In Josh’s first three years, he was not accomplished enough to make the traveling squad or the OUA roster. Many would have lost that inner drive. But Josh kept plugging away. Last year he made the roster and this year he won a medal at the OUA championships. It’s quite a story.”Also reaching the podium on Day 3 was Will Morely, who claimed silver in the 200 IM (2:04.55) and Graeme Aylward, who finished third in the 50 breaststroke (29.31).Final Team Standings:Women’s1. University of Toronto (1160)2. McMaster (545)3. Western (536.5)4. Waterloo (403.5)5. Guelph (313)6. Laurentian (285)7. Laurier (181)8. Queens (159)9. Brock (135)10. Carleton (77)11. York (26) Victoria Radounski, Toronto, 4:17.47 Sophia Saroukian, Toronto, 4:18.80 Isabelle Lei, McMaster, 4:23.39 Men 100m Fly1. Matt Dans, Toronto, 54.172. Josh Gold, Toronto, 54.513. Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 54.80 Men 50m Backstroke1. Matthew Schouten, Laurentian, 25.721. Matthew Mac, Toronto, 25.723. Chris Ruus, Toronto, 26.00 Men 200m Butterfly Women 50m Breast1. Christina Ji, Waterloo, 32:412. Joise Andres, Waterloo, 32:673. Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 32:76 Women 400m Free Relay 1. Toronto, 3:44.05 OUA RECORD(Alexa Gold, Georgia Kidd, Emily Russell, Sarah Polley)2. Western, 3:46.68(Rachel Sawchuck, Joan-Shiao Chean, Charis Huddle, Katarina Kranjc)3. McMaster, 3:50.92(Hannah Dvordki, Emma Schlyter, Sarah Little, Veronica Nichol) Women 400m Freestyle Women 200m Butterfly Men 200m Free1. Bjoern-Ole Schrader, Toronto, 1:50.662. Gaël Chaubet, Toronto, 1:50.683. Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 1:51.89 Women’s Women 100m Breaststroke1. Jasmine Raines, Laurier, 1:10.272. Kelsey Crocker, Toronto, 1:10.763. Christina Ji, Waterloo, 1:10.90 Toronto, 8:18.14(Kate Rendall, Victoria Radounski, Sophia Saroukian, Georgia Kidd) Women 100m Fly1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 57.962. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 58.543. Georgia Kidd, Toronto, 1:01.06 (Christopher Eastick, Mitchell Cox, Gabriel Fenn, Matthew Schouten) Men 200m Medley Relay1. Western (140.62)Mathew Klahsen, Matthew Loewen, Sebastian Paulins, Brent Waddell2. Toronto (140.68)Chris Ruus, Graeme Aylward, Matt Dans, Mitch Ferraro3. Waterloo (142.71)Lukas Wormald, Jake Gu, Alex Lojko, Peter Li Kylie Masse, Toronto, 25.06 Charis Huddle, Western, 25.19 Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 25.73 Toronto, 7:32:52(Everett Smith, Osvald Nitski, Gael Chaubet, Connor Walker) Matthew Mac, Toronto, 55.26 Samuel Kuntz, Guelph, 56.08 Matthew Klahsen, Western, 56.17 Men 50m Breast1.  Matthew Loewen, Western, 27.842.  Steven Lee, Queen’s, 28.633.  Graeme Aylward, Toronto, 29.31 Men 200m Breaststroke Men’s 200m Free Relay1. Toronto, 1:31.24(Everett Smith, Matt Dans, Ethan Fazekas, Matthew Mac)2. Laurentian, 1:32.50(Matthew Schouten, Samuel Boily-Dufour, Gabriel Fenn, Christopher Eastick)3. Waterloo, 1:33.07(Alex Lojko, Peter Li, Maksym Levytskyy, Danyon Chu) Laurentian, 7:37.86 Women 50m Butterfly 1. Rebecca Smith, Toronto, 26.77 OUA RECORD2. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 26.973. Rachel Rode, Toronto, 27.41 Women 400 Medley Relay1. Toronto, 4:05.94 OUA RECORD(Aleksa Gold, Kelsey Crocker, Kylie Masse, Ainsley McMurray)2. Waterloo, 4:10.66(Eloise Ladyman, Christina Ji, Josie Andres, Jocelyn vanLeeuwen)3. McMaster, 4:17.81(Veronica Nichol, Anna Kvedaras, Megan Romkes, Isabelle Lei) Matthew. Schouten, Laurentian, 22.59 Matt Dans, Toronto, 23.04 Mitch Ferraro, Toronto, 23.12last_img

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