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Nick Thierry

GUELPH - With Olympic Trials five weeks away performances were subdued, but team rivalry made for an exciting competition.

UBC easily won the women's title for the third year in a row, with 10 golds, including all three relays, the two freestyle relays in record time.

UBC, victorious women's team champions. For larger 64k photo click on image. Photo © Marco Chiesa

Sarah Evanetz, sparked the effort with golds in the 100-200 butterfly and a third in the 50 fly and swimming on all three victorious relays.

Women's 100 free medallists: Edith Lachapelle - CAL, Anita Lee - UBC, Patricia Levesque - LAV. For larger 64k photo click on image. Photo © Marco Chiesa

Other UBC winners:
Anita Lee 50 -100 free
Donna Wu 800 free
Glencora Maughan 100 back
Alexandra Ruiz 50 fly

McMaster's Joanne Malar, won four individual events without contesting her world championships specialty the 400 I.M. Malar won gold in the 200-400 free, set a CIAU record of 2:11.03 in the 200 back and added the 200 I.M. in 2:14.11.

Joanne Malar of McMaster picked up four gold medals. For larger 64k photo click on image. Photo © Marco Chiesa

Women's Team Scores
1 University of British Columbia 546
2 University of Calgary 402
3 University of Toronto 308
4 McMaster University 296
5 Universite Laval 276
6 University of Victoria 273
7 McGill University 235
8 University of Manitoba 200
9 University of Alberta 133
10 Wilfrid Laurier University 119

Men's highligths:

Alberta's Jaret Abel earned male swimmer of the meet with golds in the 400 free and 400 I.M. adding a silver in the 200 fly. Alberta picked up a total of nine medals which earned coach Debby Sigaty, coach-of-the year honours.
Toronto's Trevor Gillis won the 200 I.M. in 2:04.78. For larger 64k photo click on image. Photo © Marco Chiesa
Calgary won the the team title with a team total of seven medals but only one gold. It came down to the final medley relay, where they had to finish ahead of UBC. Their fourth place gave them that margin over UBC who finished sixth.

UBC was in the hunt throughout the competition and had 10 individual medals. Their lack of relay depth cost them the team title. UBC's top performer-Brett Creed winner of the 1500 free.

Calgary's Ron Voordouw had posted faster times early in the season, but taking aim at Olympic Trials in April had to settle for slower times:

400 free 3:53.79
1500 free 15:36.33

400 free 3:56.67
1500 free 15:44.82

Men's Team Scores
1 University of Calgary 427
2 University of British Columbia 414
3 University of Alberta 390
4 McMaster University 332.5
5 University of Toronto 311
6 Universite Laval 268
7 McGill University 214
8 University of Guelph 182
9 Laurentian University 170
10 University of Western Ontario 129

200 Back Record Chronology
1978 2:23.84 Joanne Kennedy,UWO
1979 2:21.50 Wendy Hogg,UBC
1983 2:18.48 Nancy Garapick,DAL
1986 2:17.79 Barb McBain,UBC
1988 2:17.76 Sophie Plante,UdM
1989 2:15.71 Sophie Plante,UdM
1990 2:14.62 Manon Simard,UdM
1993 2:14.72 Kathy Monar,CAL
1994 2:13.28 Kathy Monar,CAL


Women's 200 backstroke: 2:11.03 Joanne Malar, McMaster, betters old record of 2:13.28 Kathy Monar, Calgary, 1994

Women's 4x100 free relay: 3:49.27 British Columbia, betters old record of 3:50.84 Toronto, 1979

Women's 4x200 free relay: 8:20.52 British Columbia, betters old record of 8:22.33 Universite de Montreal, 1991

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