November 22-23rd, 2003

 

MEN FINISH THIRD IN EYNON DIVISION.KEEGAN HARRIS AND JOHN MILLS QUALIFY FOR CIS AND SET NEW VARSITY RECORDS IN 200 BREASTSTROKE AND 50 BACK, RESPECTIVELY.

 

The Ravens proved they were for real this weekend in the Eynon Division Championships. Both the men and women turned in winning performances. Womenís team captain Krista Boegel was victorious in the 100m breaststroke and had other great swims in the 200m breaststroke (2nd) and the 50m breaststroke (4th). Backing her up to the very respectable 6th place finish were strong swims by fellow womenís team swimmers Luz and Paola Osorio as well as Melissa Juergensen, all of whom placed top eight finishes to score critical points for the team.

 

The men had what might be one of the best meets in recent Carleton history. Once again providing the foundation of a strong showing was Keegan Harris. The breaststroke powerhouse was dominant in his specialty stroke, sweeping the 50m, 100m, and 200m while qualifying for the CIS national championships in the 200m and breaking a Ravenís varsity record in the process. Menís team captain Trevor McLoughlin also had a phenomenal weekend in Guelph. He dropped an incredible amount of time off his 100m butterfly to break 1 minute for the first time ever, capturing the silver medal and missing gold by a mere 2 tenths of a second. Trevor also swam the fastest 50m butterfly in Ravenís history on the medley relay! Brandon Crawford was also able to help the Ravens cause with his third place tie in the 50m breaststroke and other solid top eight finishes in the sprint freestyles. Another Raven able to qualify for the CIS championships was John Mills, who qualified in the 50m backstroke and contributed two second place finishes (50m backstroke and 50m freestyle).

 

The real highlight on the menís side was the 4X50m medley relay. Mills, Harris, McLoughlin and Crawford combined to not only win the event, but set a new divisional record as well as Carleton varsity record in the process. The same foursome combined to place 3rd in the 4X50m freestyle relay, where Mills was able to clock the fastest relay split by a Raven ever.

 

Both the men and women now turn their attention to the OUA championships taking place in Ottawa in February. Lots of hard training lies ahead but the future is bright for Ravenís swimming.