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CIAU Championships - Day 3 Report

Feb 27, 2000

Courtesy: University of Guelph
As expected by most observers, the 3 western Canadian National Training Centres dominated the final team standings at the 2000 Canadian University (CIAU) Championships. The University of British Columbia walked away with the team title in both the men's and women's meets. The University of Victoria was second in women's scoring followed by Calgary. Those two teams switched positions in the men's top three.

Jessica Deglau's 4 individual Gold medals and 2 relay Golds clinched the Female Swimmer of the Meet award. The UBC swimmer also broke 2 CIAU records, the latest coming today in the 800FR as she took half a second off her own time from last year's meet. Janet Cook (McMaster), Marianne Limpert (UBC), Christin Petelski (Victoria), Carrie Burgoyne (Calgary) and Julie Howard (Toronto) were other multiple event winners.

Bob Hayes (Toronto) was the male swimmer of the meet with win's in both the 50BK and 100BK over some very impressive opponents (Versfeld and Hersee (UBC), Sepulis (Guelph) and Stratten (MCMaster). Mark Johnson (UBC) had 3 wins while Phil Weiss (Victoria), and Yannick Demers (Montreal) had 2 wins each.

The Sprinters Cup was awarded for only the 3rd time in it's history. The Cup is won if one swimmer wins both the 50FR and 100FR. This year Yannick Demers (Montreal) won for the men's side of the meet. The winner of the women's 50FR, Janet Cook (McMaster) missed the final of the 100FR but won the B final with a time that would have won her the event!