October 17, 2004

RAVENS FINISH HELL WEEKEND WITH VICTORIES ACROSS THE BOARD

The Ravens completed what they call ĎHell Weekendí by defeating opponents Trent University and North York University with scores of 191-85 and 195-73 for the women, and 185-87 and 205-54 for the men. Over the course of the weekend, each swimmer swam at least three times the expected number of races. It was thanks in part to massage therapist Glen Lowry who was able to help the athletes perform at such a high level.

Individual and relay wins, along with events the Ravens swept are too many to list. In short, the Ravens completely annihilated the opposition on both the womenís and menís sides under extremely difficult (often quite painful) circumstances. All the athletes demonstrated how countless hours spent training pay off. The Women now stand with a dual record of 2-2, and the Men hold a solid 3-1 record.

 

October 16, 2004

HEATHER MACDONALD FIRST RAVEN TO QUALIFY FOR CIS

The Ravens took part in the OUA relay/sprint meet. The Women finished 3rd with 80.5 points, and the Men finished 2nd with 112 points.

The best news came from breaststroke/sprinter Heather Macdonald who qualified for CIS in the 50 meter breaststroke. She swam the race three times, and was under the CIS cut in both the semi-finals, and finals. Her best time came in the semiís when she swam the race in a time of 35.25. Her time in finals was slightly slower, 35.42, but still under the CIS cut. For her performance, Macdonald was selected as Carletonís Female Athlete of the week.

 

October 15, 2004

RAVENS DOMINATE 200 AND 400 METER INDIVIUAL MEDLEY

The Carleton University Menís and Womenís swim teams kicked off their dual season at the Guelph University Gold pool where they faced off against Guelph and Queens. Despite the bus breaking down on the road, the Ravens still performed well. The Women werenít able to catch either Guelph or Queens, and were defeated by total point scores of 125-67 and 105-76. The Men were able to overtake Queens, winning by a score of 100-69, but fell narrowly to Guelph by a score of 95-90. With this loss, the Menís hopes of an undefeated season are lost. The Raven Men were hoping to improve on last yearís 9-1 record.

Despite the difficult circumstances of the losses, the swimmers were still able to perform extremely well. Mike Penney, Brandon vanDyk (Menís Assistant Captain), Brent Charlton, and Jay Blechta dominated the event with a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the 200 Individual Medley. In the 400 IM, Heather Macdonald and Luz Osorio made it a 1-2 finish for the women, and Mike Penney, Brent Charlton, and Nathan Churchill swept the top 3 spots for the men. Paola Osorio won the 400 meter freestyle and the 200 meter butterfly, with sister Luz Osorio finishing second in the fly. Other winners were the Menís 4x200 meter freestyle relay.