Melissa Juergensen


December 1, 2004.

Press Release

Carleton University

Men and Womenís Swimming



Men win divisionals, women finish better than last year



The Carleton University menís swim team won the 2004/05 Eynon Divisional Championships in Sudbury, Ont., November 20-21.††††††

Fourth-year veteran Keegan Harris continues to be a threat in the water, winning the 50, 100, and 200-metre breaststroke races.Harris swam the 100-metre breaststroke in 1:05.71, qualifying for CIS competition and breaking the 2002 Eynon Divisional record.Harris placed third in the 1500-metre freestyle.He scored 76 out of a possible 80 points in individual events.

Rookies Mike Penney and Brent Charlton both had outstanding performances.Penney placed second in the 1500-metre freestyle and third in the 200 and 400-metre Individual Medley events.Charlton placed third in the 200 and 400-metre freestyle races.

Rookie Greg McKay, Harris, and third-year veterans Trevor McLoughlin, and John Scroggie defended last yearís first place finish in the 4x50-metre medley relay.

Every man on the team scored at least one point at the championships.

While the women did not do as well in the standings, they scored 40 more points than last year.

Veteran Krista Boegel scored a total of 52 points for the Ravens.Rookie Heather Macdonald scored 42 points.

Macdonald, Boegel, veteran Melissa Juergensen and rookie Valerie Torontow finished sixth with a strong swim in the womenís 4x50-metre medley relay, less than one second away from setting a new varsity record.

Sisters Paola and Luz Osorio, Torontow and Erika Friesen broke an 11-year-old varsity record in the sprint 4x50-metre freestyle relay.The team finished eighth with a time of 1:57.24.

The women finished sixth, behind Ottawa University.

Carleton finished fourth in combined menís and womenís scoring.