Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., captured a bronze medal and his McGill teammates broke five school records to kick off Day 1 of the 2012 CIS swimming championships, an opening day that saw three meet records fall at the University of Montreal's CEPSUM Pool.
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds all but secured the women's team title on the second day of the 2012 CIS swimming championships and it was only fitting that one of their own, Olympian Savannah King, shined the brightest on Friday night.
McGill has qualified 10 men and 10 women for the CIS national swim championships at University of Montreal's CEPSUM Pool, March 23-25. Preliminaries start at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. daily. SSN Canada will have live webcast of all morning and evening sessions.
Bielby named swimmer of the year but Martlets steal the show with miraculous conquest of Quebec crown at RSEQ championship
Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., won six medals, four of them golden, and was named swimmer of the year but it was the McGill women's team that stole the show at the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec swim championships in Trois-Rivieres, Sunday. The upstart Martlets stunned heavily-favoured Laval to claim the Quebec university title for the first time in eight years
Three McGill varsity squads find themselves listed among the CIS Top 10 national rankings this week, including the Redmen and Martlets hockey teams, both listed at No.2, an dthe men's swim team at No.8.
Four McGill teams have made the grade in the CIS national rankings this week, including both hockey squads, as well as women's volleyball and men's swimming.
Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., and Kaiva Mateus of Montreal West, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Feb. 12, 2012.
Three McGill teams are listed in this week's CIS Top 10 national rankings and there are new national leaders this week in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey and women's track and field.