Seven more swimmers qualify for Nationals
By Earl Zukerman
Seven more swimmers from McGill qualified for the 2014 CIS championships based on their performance at a Tri-meet with the Laval Rouge et Or and the Montreal Carabins at the Côte St. Luc Aquatic centre, over the weekend.
There was no team scoring and complete results have not yet been made available from the two-day meet, which concluded on Saturday.
Reaching the CIS standard on the women’s side were seniors Sophie Overney-Ragan (50 fly, 28.32) of Beaconsfield, Que., and Jennifer Darling (200 back, 2:16.71) of West Vancouver, B.C. Three freshman also made the grade, including Adriane Lui (100 fly, 1:02.66) of Toronto, Fanny Gervais-Cartier (400 IM, 5:01.41) of Ile-Bizard, Que., and Rebecca Gibson (50 fly, 28.68) of Oakville.
For the Redmen, Michael Luck, a physical education junior from Beaconsfield, Que., qualified in both the 50 free (23.36) and 50 breast (29.53), while Erik Cheng, a science senior from Ile-Bizard, Que., reached the standard in the 50 breast (29.51).
McGill has now qualified 15 swimmers for the Nationals, slated to be held at the University of Toronto, Feb. 20-22. Previous qualifiers were Pierre-Alexandre Renaud, Simone Cseplo, Katie Caldwell, Valerie De Broux, Jeong-Wan Hong, Rayven Snodgrass, Christine Aglot and Marc-Andre Benoit.
This was the last meet of the semester for the full team. However, a few swimmers are expected to participate at a Canada Cup meet in Toronto, Nov. 22-23.
The next major competition for the team will be the fourth Coupe de Quebec meet of the season, in Quebec City on Jan. 14.