The Voyageurs swim teams hosted the deBray Divisional Swimming Championships over the weekend, welcoming teams from Brock, Carleton, Guelph, Laurier, Queen's and York to the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool.
The women's team was looking to lay claim to their fifth consecutive banner while the men's squad were in search of their first Divisional crown.
After day 1 of competition on the women's side, it became that it was going to be a three team battle for the crown with the Guelph Gryphons sitting 40 points ahead of the Voyageurs, who were just five points up on the Queen's Gaels.
The Voyageurs started the meet off strong with a first place finish in the 4x50m freestyle relay. From there it was solid team performance, highlighted by veteran Riley Konrad and rookie Carling Stever, who each claimed an individual gold and silver on the afternoon.
Day 2 saw the Voyageurs eagerly anticipating the challenge of catching the Gryphons and defending their Divisional title. Once again, Konrad and Stever got the team off to a strong start, finishing first and second in the 200m IM, with Konrad's time being fast enough to qualify for the U SPORTS Championships in February. Konrad added another victory in the 200m butterfly to set the women up for an exciting finish.
With gap on the Gryphons narrowed to 30.5 points, the Voyageurs left it all in the pool in the final event, the 4x100m freestyle relay, with the A and B teams touching the wall in first and fourth respectively. Unfortunately the Gryphons did just enough to stave off the comeback, finishing in second and seventh in the race to earn the banner by a mere 18.5 points. Queen's rounded out the top three, 115.5 points back of the Voyageurs.
A full summary of all top-8 results are below.
4 x 50 freestyle
A relay - 1st place GOLD - 1.48.08
B relay - 5th place - 1.51.14
400 individual medley
Carling Stever - 1st place GOLD - 4:59.45
Riley Konrad - 2nd place SILVER - 5:00.42
Mikaela Parr - 8th place - 5:26.07
Ryllie Tryon - 4th place - 30.33
Natalie Lefebvre - 2nd place SILVER - 2.07.48
Erika Savage - 7th place - 2.11.57
Riley Konrad - 1st place GOLD - 1.04.06
Francesca Zammit-Maempel - 3rd place BRONZE - 1.04.92
Beth Robinson - 3rd place BRONZE - 1.51.11
Carling Stever - 2nd place SILVER - 2.19.57
Ryllie Tryon - 3rd place BRONZE - 2.24.17
Erika Savage - 2nd place SILVER - 27.45
Francesca Zammit-Maempel - 5th place - 27.61
Natalie Lefebvre - 2nd place SILVER - 9.24.58
400 freestyle relay
Women LU A - 1st place GOLD 3:56.32
Women LU B - 4th place 4:05.83
Carling Stever - 2nd place 4:27.78
Natalie Lefebvre - 3rd place 4:33.97
Kiana Deland - 5th place 4:37.14
Beth Robinson - 3rd place BRONZE 34.33
Ryllie Tryon - 5th place 35.62
Alex Langlois - 6th place 35.88
Erika Savage - 6th place 30.15
Ryllie Tryon - 2nd place SILVER 1:04.32
Alex Langlois - 8th place 1:07.50
Beth Robinson - 3rd place BRONZE 2:46.33
Caitlin Sostar - 7th place 2:57.62
Riley Konrad - 1st place GOLD 2:22.79
Francesca Zammit-Maempel - 4th place 2:30.43
Emily Barker - 6th place 2:32.05
Cassandra Brush - 7th place 2:34.44
Francesca Zammit-Maempel - 2nd place SILVER 59.44
Erika Savage - 3rd place BRONZE 1:00.0
Kiana Deland 7th place 1:00.79
200 individual medley
Riley Konrad - 1st place GOLD 2:19.18 – U SPORTS Qualifying Time
Carling Stever - 2nd place SILVER 2:24.03
Beth Robinson - 5th place 2:26.33
200 medley relay
Women LU A - 2nd place SILVER 2:00.38
Women LU B - 9th place 2:10.99