The Voyageurs' men's and women's swim teams were in St. Catharines over the weekend competing at the deBray Divisional Championships against Brock, Carleton, Laurier, Queen's, Waterloo and York. The teams did exceptionally well, coming home with a number of individual medals, relay medals and, for the women, a fourth consecutive divisional banner.
Day 1 started off with some fireworks as both of the women's 200 freestyle A and B relay teams touched the wall in 1:49.11, good enough for a tie for 2nd. Not to be outdone, the men's 200 freestyle A relay team touched the wall in 1st place with a time of 1:33.85.
The women's team continued their strong showing on day 1, reaching the podium eight more times, including three first place finishes. Riley Konrad, the defending OUA champion, won the 400 IM in a time of 4:59.10, Francesca Zammit-Maempel won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.17 and Natalie Lefebvre won the 800 freestyle in 9:10.31.
The men would also see an additional eight podium finishes on the opening day. Matt Schouten led the way with first place finishes in 100 butterfly (56.78) and the 50 freestyle (22.74).
As good as day 1 was, day 2 was just one step better for the Voyageurs the women would have nine individual podium finishes and one relay podium finish, once again led by Konrad, who won the 200 IM (2:20.25) and the 200 butterfly (2:26.96), and Lefebvre, who won the 400 freestyle (4:26.59).
The men had an equally impressive second day as they had seven individual podium finishes and two relay podium finishes. Schouten once again led the pack in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.65 and the 100 freestyle, posting a 51.15. Also standing on top of the podium was Shaun Gordon who won the 50 butterfly in 26.09.
After all was said and done, the women's team out-paced the Waterloo Warriors to the tune of 69 points to grab their 4th consecutive Divisional title. The men tightened the gap but fell some 171 points back of Waterloo to settle for second as a team.
Individual podium finishes and final team points are below.
200 freestyle A relay (1:49.11) - T-2nd place
200 freestyle B relay (1:49.11) - T-2nd place
Riley Konrad 400 IM (4:59.10) - 1st place
Cassandra Drescher 200 FR (2:08.42) - 2nd place
Kiana Deland 200 FR (2:08.51) - 3rd place
Francesca Zammit-Maempel 100 FL (1:03.17) - 1st place
Madeline Stever 100 BR (1:14.51) - 3rd place
Alex Langlois 200 BK (2:23.12) - 3rd place
Natalie Lefebvre 800 FR (9:10.31) - 1st place
Kiana Deland 800 FR (9:18.62) - 2nd place
Riley Konrad 200 IM - 1st place 2:20.25
Kiana Deland 100 FR - 2nd place 58.44
Cassandra Drescher 100 FR - 3rd place 58.89
Riley Konrad 200 FL - 1st place 2:26.96
Madeline Stever 200 BR - 3rd place 2:43.59
Alex Langlois 100 BK - 3rd place 1:05.38
Francesca Zammit-Maempel 50 FL - 2nd place 29.20
Natalie Lefebvre 400 FR - 1st place 4:26.59
Kiana Deland 400 FR - 3rd place 4:28.94
Women's 400 freestyle relay - 2nd place 3:56.10
200 freestyle A relay (1:33.85) - 1st place
Matt Schouten, Chris Eastick, Cameron McCabe, Samuel Boily-Dufour
Shaun Gordon 50 BK (27.98) - 2nd place
James Sutherland 200 FR (1:56.07) - 3rd place
Matthew Schouten 100 FL (56.78) - 1st place
Andrew Hrycusko 100 BR (1:05.66) - 3rd place
Chris Eastick 200 BK (2:09.33) - 2nd place
James Sutherland 200 BK (2:09.98) - 3rd place
Matt Schouten 50 FR (22.74) - 1st place
Samuel Boily-Dufour 50 FR (23.91) - 3rd place
Men's 200 medley relay - 2nd place 1.46.38
Shaun Gordon, Andrew Hyrcusko, Johnny Longmuir, Bryce Jones George
James Sutherland 200 IM - 3rd place 2:11.33
Matthew Schouten 100 FR - 1st place 51.15
Samuel Boily-Dufour 100 FR - 2nd place 52.28
Matthew Schouten 100 BK - 1st place 57.65
Chris Eastick 100 BK - 3rd place 58.90
Shaun Gordon 50 FL - 1st place 26.09
Andrew Hrycusko 50 BR - 2nd place 29.50
Men's 400 freestyle relay - 2nd place 3:29.55
Matthew Schouten, Samuel Boily-Dufour, Cameron McCabe, Chris Eastick
LU - 889.50
WAT - 820.50
QUEENS - 586.50
WLU - 463
BROCK - 342
CARLETON - 124.50
YORK - 107
WAT - 936
LU - 765
WLU - 608
QUEENS - 441
BROCK - 247
YORK - 197
CARLETON - 150