Simon Fraser Comes Out On Top At Logger Relays

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October 09th, 2021 College, News

2021 Logger Relays

Courtesy: Simon Fraser Athletics

BURNABY, B.C. – It was a perfect debut for Demone Tissira.

In his first meet as the head coach of Simon Fraser’s women’s and men’s swim teams Saturday, Tissara and his staff of assistant coaches Sue Logan, Nick Flint, and Brian Paschuck, guided both to victories at the Logger Relays in Tacoma, Wash.

“I am very pleased with my swimmers results; they put up a great effort amidst a heavy block of training and showed tremendous team spirit,” said Tissara. “Our hosts (the University of Puget Sound) put together a great competition and it was a pleasure to get back to racing. Our teams both won their respective meets, and our women swept the event program, which is a great achievement. We will continue to build on this performance as we head toward NCAAs.”

The SFU women scored 140 points, defeated NCAA Division 1 Seattle, which posted 92 points. Host Puget Sound, an NCAA Division 3 program, was third with 53.5 points, while Southwestern Oregon, a community college, had 42.5.

SFU’s men’s team bested the competition by scoring 130 points. Southwestern Oregon was second with 87, just ahead of Seattle’s 84. Puget Sound was fourth with 34.

The combined team scores were:
1. SFU – 270 points
2. Seattle – 176
3. Southwestern Oregon – 129.50
4. Puget Sound (Wash.) – 87.50

The meet was comprised of nine events. Simon Fraser won every women’s race, while the men earned five victories.

Women’s team placings:
200-yard medley relay: First and second
1,650-yard freestyle: First and second
3×100-yard butterfly relay: First and third
3×100-yard backstroke relay: First and third
200-yard freestyle relay: First and third
3×200-yard freestyle relay: First, second and sixth
3×100-yard breaststroke relay: First and fourth
3×100-yard medley relay: First and fourth
400-yard freestyle relay: First and disqualification

Men’s team placings
200-yard medley relay: First and second
1,650-yard freestyle: Second, third and fourth
3×100-yard butterfly relay: First and third
3×100-yard backstroke relay: First and fifth
200-yard free relay: Second and fourth
3×200-yard free relay: First, fourth, and fifth
3×100-yard breast relay: Second and fourth
3×100-yard medley relay: First and second
400-yard free relay: Second and seventh

Saturday’s competition was also SFU’s first since February 2020.

“My staff and I are very happy to be on deck in a competition with the team,” remarked Tissara. “It has been a long time without racing for many of the athletes, and their excitement as well as ours is reflected in this result. Go SFU!”

The next meet for SFU Swimming is the Odlum Brown Colleges Cup–Pacific, taking place Nov. 6-7 at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

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