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Swim Tigers in the lead after day 2 of the AUS championships

The Tigers swept the podium in the men's and women's 400m freestyle events
The Tigers swept the podium in the men's and women's 400m freestyle events

The Tigers continued to put up excellent results on the second day of the Subway AUS Swimming Championships in Fredericton on Saturday.

The Tigers won eight of the 14 events including both relays and swept the podium in both the women's and men's 400m freestyle events. Isabel Sarty led the way for the Tigers, winning both of her individual races and leading the 800m freestyle relay team to victory.

The Tigers are in first place in both the men's and women's team titles heading into the third and final day of competition. Action resumes on Sunday at 10am with preliminaries, followed by the finals at 6pm.

Tigers Medal Winners

Isabel Sarty
1st 400m freestyle
1st 50m freestyle
1st 800m freestyle relay

Tyler Immel-Herron
1st 100m backstroke
1st 800m freestyle relay
3rd 400m freestyle

Lise Cinq-Mars
1st 50m butterfly
1st 800m freestyle relay

Gavin Dyke
1st 400m freestyle
1st 800m freestyle relay

Alec Karlsen
1st 200m butterfly
1st 800m freestyle relay

Claire Yurkovich
1st 800m freestyle relay
2nd 400m freestyle

Peter Inches
1st 800m freestyle relay

Meg MacKay
1st 800m freestyle relay
3rd 400m freestyle

Madeline Shivgulam
2nd 100m backstroke

Liam Branton
2nd 50m butterfly
3rd 50m freestyle

Morrgan Payne
2nd 100m backstroke

Alexis Bragman
2nd 200m breaststroke

Calum Kershaw
2nd 200m breaststroke

Halle Loyek
2nd 50m freestyle

Quinn West
2nd 400m freestyle

Sam Cusimano
3rd 200m breaststroke

Stephanie Dennis
3rd 200m butterfly

Jacob Branchflower
3rd 200m butterfly

Event Release

Source: Andy Campbell, UNB Athletics
(SAINT JOHN, NB) The Dalhousie Tigers grip on the top step of the podium at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships is beginning to slip… ever so slightly.
Tigers swimmers won eight of the 14 events on the second day of competition, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, in Saint John.
Acadia swimmers won six events, while Memorial took top spot in one.
Eight swimmers met U SPORTS Championship qualifying standards in nine different events.
Acadia's Jessica Pelletier(Fredericton, NB) began the evening with a victory in the women's 100-metre backstroke, in a U SPORTS qualifying time of 1:03.30.
Acadia's Brett Liem(Bedford, NS) punched his ticket to the national championship meet, winning the men's 50-metre freestyle in 22:78.
Liem also won the men's 50-metre butterfly and helped the Axemen's 4 by 200-metre freestyle relay team to a silver medal finish.
"That's what I was hoping for, just trying my best and seeing if I could hold the seeds from this morning," said Liem. "I just try to do my best, do what I can for the team and see what we can do as a team."
Dalhousie's Isabel Sarty(Halifax, NS) was a triple gold medalist on day two, qualifying for the U SPORTS Championships in two events. Sarty won the women's 400-metre freestyle in 4:17.69, and the 50-metre freestyle in 26.49. She was also a member of the Tigers team that took first place in the women's 4 by 200-metre freestyle relay.
Sarty says, of her three medals, the relay gold was the most satisfying.
"Winning it with, beside, my teammates, that was so exciting. And the fact that everyone on the team is cheering. You feel so much support," she said.
Memorial's Jasmine Foran(Bathurst, NB) won gold for the second day in a row, capturing the women's 200-metre breaststroke, in a U SPORTS Championship qualifying time of 2:33.12.
"It helps that it's my home pool," said Foran. "I've been swimming in this pool a lot, before, and I know my parents and friends came too, so that really helps my performances."
Kelsea Vessey(Orleans, ON), of Acadia, won the women's 200-metre butterfly in 2:18.14. She too qualified for the U SPORTS Championships.
After two days of competition, the Dal Tigers lead the men's standings by just 64 points. Acadia is second and Memorial third.
The Tigers are well on their way to another women's championship, leading Acadia by 296 points. The host UNB Varsity Reds sit third in the women's standings.
Dal has won 16 consecutive women's titles, and Sarty is eager to make it 17.
"On the women's side, we've always been in a secure position, but we always want to do more and there's never any wavering from that," she said.
The AUS Championships conclude Sunday. Preliminaries are at 10:00am. Finals are at 6:00pm.