HALIFAX - McGill swimmers Jason Boivin and Myriam Donato both from Pointe Claire, Que., each qualified for the CIS championships with strong performances at the AUS Invitational, a six-team, two-day meet held at Dalhousie University over the weekend.
The Redmen, who finished second of six teams, won one gold, four silvers and four bronze medals. The Martlets placed third in the women's side, winning one gold, four silvers and a pair of bronzes.
Boivin, a 20-year-old civil engineering sophomore, won gold, silver and bronze medals. He finished first and qualified for Nationals in the grueling 1500-metre freestyle, posting a time of 16 minutes, 12.36 seconds. He also made the cut in the men's 100m backstroke, completing the race with a personal-best time of 58.07 seconds and surpassing the CIS minimum standard by three-tenths of a second. In addition, Boivin helped McGill place second in the 400 individual medley relay (4:06.43) and finish third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:38.06).
Donato, a 19-year-old freshman majoring in anatomy and cell biology, captured one gold, three silvers and a bronze.
She won the 100m butterfly in 1:05.58 and qualified for Nationals in both the 200 fly (2:23.58) and 200 individual medley (2:23.82), finishing second in each event. Donato also helped the Martlets place third in the 400 freestyle relay (4:34.71).
Dalhousie took the men's competition with 326 points, followed by McGill (118), Memorial University of Newfoundland (115), UNB (60), Acadia (31) and Mount Allison (25).
Dalhousie also took the women's division with 329 points, followed by UNB (139), McGill (134.5), Memorial (61.5), Mount Allison (140 and Acadia (13).
McGILL MEDAL WINNERS
1500m freestyle: Jason Boivin (16:12.36)
100m butterfly: Myriam Donato (1:05.58)
200m butterfly: Myriam Donato (2:23.58)
200m indiv. medley: Myriam Donato (2:23.82)
400m indiv. medley: Myriam Donato (5:08.09)
50m breaststroke: Philippe Morin (0:31.22)
200m breaststroke: Dan Albrechtsons (2:26.86)
400m freestyle: Hector Hernandez (4:08.50)
400m medley relay: Jason Boivin, Philippe Morin, Francois Castonguay, Tyler Manning-Dahan (4:02.82)
400m freestyle relay: Elana Evans, Sophie G. de Tonnancour, Myriam Donato, Marija Vujovic (4:06.43)
50m butterfly: Sophie G. de Tonnancour (0:30.17 tie)
200m butterfly: Francois Castonguay (2:10.49)
50m breaststroke: Dan Albrechtsons (0:31.32)
200m breaststroke: Philippe Morin (2:29.09)
200m backstroke: Caitlin Berry (2:27.16)
400m medley relay: Elana Evans, Caitlin Chapman, Myriam Donato, Sophie G. de Tonnancour (4:34.71)
400m freestyle relay: Jason Boivin, Philippe Morin, Hector Hernandez, Tyler Manning-Dahan (3:38.06)
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