2017 U Sport Swimming Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap


We are in store for another fast session of swimming tonight at day 2 finals of the U Sport Swimming Championships, with multiple national records on watch. Of note, Yuri Kisil is within reach of Brent Hayden‘s eight-year-old 50 free Canadian Record of 21.34, and both Kylie Masse and Katerine Savard will chase their own Canadian Records in the 100 back and 50 fly respectively. In the team race, UBC will look to extend their lead for both men and women.

Women’s 100 Back Final

  1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 56.80 U Sport Record
  2. Ingrid Wilm, UBC, 58.11
  3. Phoebe Lenderyou, Dalhousie / Camille Bergeron-Miron, Montreal, 1:00.17

Toronto’s Kylie Masse broke her U Sport Championship Record from this morning in a blistering 56.80 for her second gold medal of the Championships. UBC’s Ingrid Wilm continues to swim well here with another personal best getting her silver in 58.11, and there was a tie for bronze between Phoebe Lenderyou of Dalhousie and Camille Bergeron-Miron of Montreal in 1:00.17.

Men’s 100 Back Final

  • Canadian Record: 50.60, Jake Tapp, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 51.95, Kelly Aspinall, 2013
  1. Markus Thormeyer, UBC, 52.50
  2. Robert Hill, Calgary, 53.22
  3. Noah Choboter, Regina, 53.58

After an individual silver and bronze last night, UBC’s Markus Thormeyer finds himself on top of the podium after a blistering 52.50 performance in the 100 back. Calgary’s Robert Hill posted a 53.22 for silver, and Regina’s Noah Choboter put up a 53.58 for bronze. C

Women’s 50 Fly Final

  1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 25.86 U Sport Record
  2. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 26.57
  3. Marie-Lou Lapointe, Montreal, 26.94

Katerine Savard led a 1-2-3 sweep for the Montreal women, popping a time of 25.86 for a new meet record and came just 0.35 off her national record. Sandrine Mainville, now the former record holder, placed 2nd in 26.7, and their teammate Marie-Lou Lapointe snagged bronze in 26.94.

Men’s 50 Fly Final

  1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 23.66
  2. Pascal-Hugo C.Cantin, Laval, 23.85
  3. Luke Peddie, UBC, 23.86

Co-Canadian Record holder Coleman Allen blasted a 23.66 in the men’s 50 fly for the win, just nine one-hundredths slower than his prelim swim. Last night’s 50 back winner Pascal-Hugo C.Cantin of Laval took silver in 23.85, and Allen’s UBC teammate Luke Peddie picks up bronze with a time of 23.86.

Women’s 400 Free Final

  • Canadian Record: 4:02.23, Mary-Sophie Harvey, 2016 OJI
  • U Sport Record: 4:02.76, Savannah King, 2012
  1. Danica Ludlow, Calgary, 4:06.62
  2. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 4:07.28
  3. Megan Dalke, UBC, 4:08.31

Danica Ludlow of Calgary held off Katerine Savard over the final metres to take gold in the 400 free in a time of 4:06.62. Savard touched in 4:07.28 for silver, adding to her haul of four golds. UBC’s Megan Dalke wasn’t far behind in 4:08.31 for bronze.

Men’s 400 Free Final

  • Canadian Record: 3:39.10, Ryan Cochrane, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 3:43.91, Rick Say, 2001
  1. Eric Hedlin, Victoria, 3:45.07
  2. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 3:45.09
  3. Peter Brothers, Calgary, 3:48.08

In a pretty big upset, Victoria’s Eric Hedlin charged home to steal the gold from UBC’s Keegan Zanatta, out-touching him by 0.02 for the win in 3:45.07 to Zanatta’s 3:45.09. Hedlin’s final 50 of 27.92 ran down Zanatta and denied him his fourth straight title in the event. Peter Brothers of Calgary also had a good swim placing 3rd in 3:48.08.

Women’s 200 Breast Final

  • Canadian Record: 2:16.83, Annamay Pierse, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 2:18.59, Annamay Pierse, 2009
  1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 2:22.28
  2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 2:23.40
  3. Kelsey Wog, Manitoba, 2:24.92

Right after the upset in the men’s 400 free there was another in the women’s 200 breast, as IM specialist Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson won the gold in 2:22.28. Calgary’s Tianna Rissling took the silver in 2:23.40, as both her and Seltenreich-Hodgson got by World silver medalist Kelsey Wog of Manitoba who settled for 3rd in 2:24.92.

Men’s 200 Breast Final

  • Canadian Record: 2:03.26, Paul Kornfeld, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 2:07.58, Mike Brown, 2009
  1. Nick Kostiuk, Alberta, 2:08.19
  2. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:09.48
  3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 2:11.28

Alberta’s Nick Kostiuk used an impressive 33.3 last 50 to pull away from Toronto’s Eli Wall for the 200 breast win in 2:08.19, just off of Mike Brown‘s meet record of 2:07.58 from back in 2009. Wall won silver in 2:09.48, and UBC’s Jonathan Brown held off a hard charging David Riley of Western (33.8 coming home) for bronze in 2:11.28.

Women’s 50 Free Final

  • Canadian Record: 23.85, Chantal van Landeghem, 2013 Eindhoven World Cup
  • U Sport Record: 24.85, Sandrine Mainville, 2014
  1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 24.39 U Sport Record
  2. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 25.17
  3. Charis Huddle, Western, 25.47

The sister duo of Sandrine and Ariane Mainville went 1-2 in the women’s 50 free, with Sandrine breaking her own meet record of 24.85 in a blazing 24.39 for gold. Ariane took silver in 25.17, and Western’s Charis Huddle got by Marie-Lou Lapointe, preventing another 1-2-3 sweep for Montreal, with a time of 25.47 to Lapointe’s 25.57 which got her 4th.

Men’s 50 Free Final

  1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 21.62
  2. Scott McGillivray, Toronto, 22.02
  3. Cameron Kidd, Toronto, 22.06

Yuri Kisil the missile was just over his morning time of 21.56, winning the men’s 50 in a time of 21.62. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues picked up 2nd and 3rd with Scott McGillivray (22.02) and Cameron Kidd (22.06) edging Guelph’s Evan van Moerkerke (22.29) who was 4th.

Women’s 200 Fly Final

  • Canadian Record: 2:03.20, Audrey Lacroix, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 2:08.69, Audrey Lacroix, 2007
  1. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 2:11.33
  2. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 2:12.33
  3. Eva Madar, Regina / Jacomie Strydom, UBC, 2:12.40

Toronto’s Hannah Genich pulled off a surprise win from lane 7 to win the take the women’s 200 fly in 2:11.33, clearing the field by a full second. Top seed coming in Sophie Marois from Montreal took silver in 2:12.33, and Eva Madar of Regina and Jacomie Strydom of UBC tied for bronze in 2:12.40.

Men’s 200 Fly Final

  • Canadian Record: 1:53.43, Stefan Hirniak, 2009 British Gas Grand Prix
  • U Sport Record: 1:54.56, Coleman Allen, 2015
  1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 1:56.27
  2. Montana Champagne, Ottawa, 1:56.85
  3. Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 1:58.65

It was a lot closer than expected, but UBC’s Coleman Allen held off a hard charging Montana Champagne for gold in the 200 fly. Allen was hurting the last 50, but hung on to touch in 1:56.27 to claim the title. Champagne of the Ottawa Gee Gees, last night’s 400 IM winner, takes silver in 1:56.85, and Toronto’s Osvald Nitski went 0.01 faster than the morning for bronze in 1:58.66.

Women’s 800 Free Relay

  • Canadian Record (non-national): 7:51.80, U of C Swim Club, 2009
  • U Sport Record: 7:55.91, Calgary, 2009
  1. UBC, 7:54.86 U Sport Record
  2. Montreal, 8:01.35
  3. Toronto, 8:05.08

After a sizzling lead-off by Toronto’s Kylie Masse in 1:56.69, the UBC women pulled away to win by a landslide in 7:54.86. Montreal, thanks to a swift anchor from Katerine Savard, took the silver in 8:01.35, and Toronto wins bronze in 8:05.08.

Men’s 800 Free Relay

  • Canadian Record (non-national): 7:09.50, UBC, 2014
  • U Sport Record: 7:09.50, UBC, 2014
  1. UBC, 7:08.50 U Sport Record / National Club Record
  2. Toronto, 7:14.89
  3. Calgary, 7:16.98

The UBC men shattered the U Sport Championship and Canadian club relay records (which excludes all national team relays) in a time of 7:08.50 for gold. They held both previous records at 7:09.50 from 2014. Markus Thormeyer got them out fast in 1:45.90, and Yuri KisilStefan Milosevic and Keegan Zanatta finished the job.

Toronto took silver, and Calgary bronze.

Team Scores


  1. UBC, 508.5
  2. Montreal, 360
  3. Toronto, 278.5


  1. UBC, 520.5
  2. Toronto, 413.5
  3. Calgary, 290


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About James Sutherland

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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