2016 CIS Swimming Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2016 CIS Swimming Championships

  • PEPS Pool- Université Laval- Quebec City, QUE
  • SCM Prelims, LCM Finals
  • Prelims/Finals: 10 AM/ 6 PM ET
  • Defending Champions: Men-UBC  Women-UBC (Results)
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

Much like day 1, we saw a very fast short course session again this morning at the CIS Championships, setting up for another exciting long course finals session tonight. The defending women’s champion UBC Thunderbirds lead after day 1 with 245 points, and last years 3rd place finishers the University of Toronto sit in 2nd just 18 points behind. Part of Toronto’s resurgence this year has been thanks to breakout second year swimmer Kylie Masse, who broke the Canadian national record in the 50 back last night en route to victory. Just to put into perspective how far she has come in just a year, last year she finished 2nd in the 50 back, going a full 1.52 seconds slower than she did last night. Watch for her again tonight in the 100 back.

The men’s side is a bit of a different story. After a dominant performance last year where they won by 153 points, the UBC men are missing many key members this year as some of their top guys are in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Trials at the beginning of April. Due to this, the men’s race will be much more tight this year. After day 1, Toronto, who were runners-up last year, sit in 1st place with 276 points. The University of Calgary actually are in 2nd with 247, and UBC is 3rd with 242. Toronto capped off the finals session last night with a big win in the 400 free relay, but tonight I give UBC the advantage in the 800 free relay.

Women’s 100m Backstroke

After setting the Canadian record in the 50m back last night, Toronto’s Kylie Masse destroyed the field in the 100 back, going sub-1:00 with a time of 59.81, a new CIS record. That time eclipses her previous personal best of 59.95 set in January. Last years champion Marie-Pier Couillard of Laval was 2nd in 1:02.13 and her teammate Genevieve Cantin was 3rd in 1:02.29. Results

Men’s 100m Backstroke

Noah Chaboter of the University of Regina continued his strong showing at this meet, winning the men’s 100 back in a time of 55.78. Defending champion Bradley Crocker from the University of Calgary was 2nd in 55.98, and Toronto’s Daniel Kuiack was 3rd in 56.57. Last night’s 50 back champ Josh Dow was 4th in 56.86. Results

Women’s 50m Butterfly

After finishing 8th last year, Western’s Paulina Bond came back with a vengeance this year, winning in a time of 26.96. 2nd place went to Kimberly Moors of the University of Manitoba in 27.54, and Marie-Lou Lapointe of Montreal was 3rd in 27.61. Results

Men’s 50m Butterfly

U of T’s Matt Dans won a very close race in the men’s 50 fly in a time of 24.51, just out-touching Dillon Perron of Manitoba who was 2nd in 24.57 and Pascal-Hugo C.Cantin of Laval who was 3rd in 24.59. Results

Women’s 400m Freestyle

UBC’s Maia Brundage took the 400 free in a time of 4:18.91 after finishing 7th last year. Toronto’s Victoria Radounski was 2nd in 4:20.21, and Katherine Webster of Dalhousie was 3rd in 4:22.69. Results

Men’s 400m Freestyle

Keegan Zanatta of UBC won his 3rd consecutive 400 free title CIS title, winning in a quick time of 3:53.36. That time is just shy of his winning time from last year of 3:52.68. Tristan Cote was 2nd, and Jonathan Brown finished 3rd, the exact same top-3 as last year. Cote was 3:55.50, and Brown finished in 3:57.26. Results

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

UBC’s Tera van Beilen defended her top seed in the women’s 200 breast, winning in 2:28.52, just ahead of Calgary’s Tianna Rissling who was 2nd in 2:29.88. Rounding out the podium was van Beilen’s UBC teammate Erin Stamp who was 3rd in 2:31.35. Results

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Toronto’s Eli Wall won his second straight CIS 200 breast title, taking the event in a time of 2:16.19. He also won the 100 breast last night. Antoine Bujold of Montreal was 2nd in 2:18.19, and Dillon Perron of Manitoba was 3rd in 2:19.02. Results

Women’s 50m Freestyle

Western’s Paulina Bond picked up her second win of the night in the 50 free, winning in a time of 25.88. Toronto’s Paige Schultz was 2nd in 25.88, and UBC’s Rebecca Terejko was 3rd in 26.03.

Men’s 50m Freestyle

After tying for the win last year, UBC’s Oleksandr Loginov gets the top of the podium all to himself this year, as he won the 50 free in a time of 22.63. Toronto first year Cameron Kidd was 2nd in 22.85, and Ottawa’s Robert Bonomo out-touched Laurentian’s Matthew Schouten by one-one hundredth of a second for bronze, 23.35 to 23.36. At the OUA Championships Kidd won gold and Bonomo and Schouten tied for silver. Results

Women’s 200m Butterfly

Montreal’s Sophie Marois pulled off the win in the women’s 200 fly, taking it in a time of 2:13.93. Jacomie Strydom of UBC was 2nd in 2:14.68, and Danielle D’Aoust of Calgary was 3rd in 2:18.45. Results

Men’s 200m Butterfly

Osvald Nitski of Toronto picked up his second win of the meet tonight, taking the 200 fly in a time of 2:01.61. He won the 400 IM last night. 2nd place went to Calgary’s Thomas Jobin in 2:03.27, and Western’s Gamal Assaad was 3rd in 2:03.52, just out-touching Toronto’s Hochan Ryu who was 4th in 2:03.59. Results

Women’s 800m Freestyle Relay

In a very close finish, the UBC women held off a hard charging Toronto team to win by just 0.15. UBC won in 8:14.45, with Toronto just behind in 8:14.60. UBC held a huge lead, but Kylie Masse’s anchor leg of 1:59.49 brought them super close but it wasn’t enough. Laval picked up bronze in 8:30.87, with Western in 4th in 8:33.58. Results

Men’s 800m Freestyle Relay

After Toronto took the 400 free relay last night, UBC redeemed themselves taking the 800 free relay handily tonight. Their time of 7:29.30 was just 0.15 off of their winning time from last year. They won with a strong anchor from Keegan Zanatta, who has already picked up the gold in the 200 and 400 freestyles earlier in the meet. The University of Calgary finished 2nd in 7:34.46, and Toronto was 3rd in 7:35.81. Results


After a big day 2, Toronto holds a strong lead on the women’s race with 527 points, well clear of 2nd place UBC who has 468.5. Calgary holds 3rd, just ahead of host Laval. Full Team Scores

Women’s Rankings

  1. Toronto               527
  2. UBC                     468.5
  3. Calgary                300
  4. Laval                    289.5
  5. Western              267

On the men’s side Toronto also leads, holding a nearly 100 point advantage over UBC. Calgary sits 3rd within striking distance of UBC, with Alberta a distant 4th. Full Team Scores

Men’s Rankings

  1. Toronto             605.5
  2. UBC                   509
  3. Calgary              477
  4. Alberta               266
  5. Western             234


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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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