November 8, 2003

 

KRISTA BOEGEL AND PAOLA OSORIO QUALIFY FOR CIS.CARLETON MEN FINISH DUAL SEASON WITH RECORD OF 9-1!

 

The Carleton university swim team competed in their last dual meet of the season today. The women toughed out what has been a difficult season, due to their lack of numbers (often competing against 2:1 numbers advantage), by falling to both Brock and Ottawa U.Individually the women faired much better though, with both team captain Krista Boegel and rookie Paola Osorio qualifying for the CIS national championships in the 100m breaststroke and 800m freestyle respectively.Other command performances were turned in by Melissa Juergensen, winning the 100m butterfly, followed closely by Luz Osorio, who scored second place in the same event.

 

The men continued their winning ways by defeating both Brock and Ottawa U in the dual meets. Leading the way once again was Keegan Harris with 2 wins in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. Two separate 1-2 finishes by a combination of John Mills, Brandon Crawford and Trevor McLoughlin in the 100m and 200m freestyle events solidified the points lead for the dominant win over Brock. The relay teams held tough against Ottawa U to bring home the win by a much closer margin of victory; only two points separated the teams once the dust settled with Carleton coming out on top.

Although this marks the end of the dual season for the Raven men and women, the fast swimming is just getting started as the divisional, provincial and national varsity championships are growing ever closer. The championship rounds kick off with divisionals in Guelph November 22-23.

 

 

October 25, 2003

 

ALUMNI DEFEAT VARSITY IN CLOSEST SCORE EVER

 

††††††††††††††† The Carleton University swim team faced off against their Alumni in the annual Alumni meet.The Alumni squeezed by with a total points score of 280 to 274.This was one of the closest scores in resent history.Obviously the playing field is not of an equal level, since the Alumni donít train as much as the Varsity team.Each Alumni swimmer is given a small head start in each event, which the Varsity swimmers attempts to make up.The meet is always intended to be more of a social event than a race, but at times the most competitive nature in both Varsity and Alumni swimmers are brought up to the surface.However, the competitive nature is easily soothed by humourous events such as the inner tube relay or the plunge for distance.In the end, it is a great opportunity for the current members of the team to meet the Alumni and for the Alumni to show their support for the team.