V-Reds pick up seven medals over AUS Swimming Championship

V-Reds pick up seven medals over AUS Swimming Championship

(HALIFAX, N.S.) The UNB Varsity Reds picked up another silver medal at the 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship this weekend, winning a tight race for second in the 400m women's medley relay.

This brings the medal total to seven over the three-day championship. Rookie Charli LeBlanc brings home the biggest haul, with a silver in the 50m backstroke, bronze in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50 m freestyle. On Saturday, Cassey Mooney picked up a bronze on Saturday in the 200m breaststroke, Allison Somers won bronze in the 200m fly and Taylor Dalke made a trip to the podium for a bronze in 200 fly as well.

Bringing home the silver as the women's medley relay team are Cassey Mooney, Amanda Greene and sisters Jessica and Charli LeBlanc.

UNB's women's swim team placed third overall, with 149 points.

Acadia's Rebecca MacPherson was named the 2015 Subway AUS Championship female swimmer of the meet after she claimed gold in the 100m and 200m freestyle, while teammate Luc Boudreau was named the male swimmer of the meet after claiming gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke as well as the 50m freestyle.

MacPherson was also named the 2015 Subway AUS Championship female rookie of the meet, while Memorial's Owen Daly took home the male rookie honours after claiming gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle events.

First-year Dalhousie swimmer Phoebe Lenderyou set three AUS records in the meet, in the 50m back, 100m fly and 200m IM. The 100m fly record had been held since 2002, while the 200m IM record was set way back in 1994.

For UNB head coach Robin Ferdinand, it was a very successful weekend overall.

"It was an exciting weekend for the Varsity Reds," Ferdinand said. "We were in a lot of close races, and there was some great swimming. We definitely picked up some momentum over the course of the championship and it was fantastic to cap it all off with a silver in the relay." 

Qualified swimmers will now look towards the 2015 CIS Swimming Championship at the University of Victoria on February 19-21. You can find out more about the championship at its official website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/swim/index.

Women's Standings
Mount Allison-129

Men's Standings
Mount Allison-105

You can find full results of the championship here: http://atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/mswim/2014-15/files/2015_aus_swimming_championships_results.pdf