February 15th 2004




First year Law student John Mills had the meet of the year at the recently completed OUA swimming championships.  Starting off on Friday with a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke, he followed it up on Saturday with two silvers in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.  Joining Mills on Sunday were Keegan Harris, Trevor McLoughlin and Brandon Crawford who combined forces to capture bronze in the 4X50m medley relay.  The same foursome was also responsible for re-writing the varsity record book for the 4X100m medley relay as well (where Mills set his 6th individual varsity record in the lead off backstroke leg).  Bob Farinas was also able to contribute individual points while Brandon Vandyk, John Scroggie, Marc-Anthony Padula, Mark Blenkinsop, Tanner Rasmussen, Sofian Ayyad and assistant team captain Brock Cayden all combined to score points on various relays.


                The women as well had their fair share of record setting performances.  Paola Osario, a first year Engineering student, set two varsity records in her own right (200m and 400m freestyle) while teaming with her sister Luz Osario, women’s captain Krista Boegel and Melissa Juergensen to break the 4X200m freestyle record for the Raven women.  Boegel, the women’s points leader, finalled in all the breastoke events despite not swimming her best times. When asked, Krista had this to say about the meet: “I think that Carleton as a team swam really well...lots of personal bests...probably the best we have done in quite sometime”.  


                Boegel, Mills, Osorio and Keegan Harris are now concentrating on the CIS national varsity championships set for March 5-7 in Toronto.  A fond farewell is wished to graduating men’s team assistant captain (and past captain), tough guy Brock Clayden: good luck Brock and just think, no more 200m butterflys!