Dal Sweeps Sunday At Legere Meet

Dal Sweeps Sunday At Legere Meet

(FREDERICTON, NB) It was just an average Sunday for Dalhousie University's swim team.

The Tigers won all eleven events in the third and final session of the University of New Brunswick's Amby Legere Invitational, in Fredericton.

The Tigers' domination of the meet extended to individual events.

Dal swimmers swept the top three spots in four of Sunday's eleven races, including the men's and women's 400 metre freestyle events.

In the men's 200 metre backstroke, Dal's Kennan Teghtsoonian led two teammates to the wall.

Despite the successes, Tigers head coach Lance Cansdale feels his team was slower than they should've been.

"I'm a little bit frustrated with some of the times," said Cansdale. "I expected a little bit faster in some of the races, but generally, it's an indicator of where we're at."

Dal's Phoebe Lenderyou won the women's 50 metre butterfly and 100 metre individual medley, while teammate Lise Cinq-Mars led the field in the women's 100 metre backstroke.

"The most veteran woman we have is third year, so they're still learning a lot about college racing, and how to manage yourself in sessions that are close together," said Cansdale.

UNB's Andrea Greene ran second in the women's 100 metre backstroke.

"I just wanted to focus on starts and turns. That's where I mainly need to work," said Greene. "My turns were actually better than normal and the race turned out really well."

After winning three times on Saturday, the Varsity Reds' Lauren Adam managed a single second place finish on Sunday. Adam was runner-up, behind Lenderyou, in the women's 100 metre individual medley.

Acadia's Hannah Doiron thwarted a Dal sweep in the women's 200 metre breaststroke, behind Alexis Bragman and just ahead of Samantha Mallon.

In the overall team competition, Dal finished ahead of the host Varsity Reds and Acadia.

In the men's competition, the Tigers finished first, with Acadia and UNB running second and third.

Acadia head coach Gary MacDonald believes his men's team overcame fatigue and false starts for a decent result.

In particular, MacDonald was impressed with his swimmers in the men's 100 metre individual medley.

"Even though there was a false start, and they ended up calling them back, our two guys toughed it out and finished third and fourth, so I was really pleased with that," he said.

In the women's competition, Mount Allison was second, behind Dalhousie. UNB was third.

The next meet on the Atlantic University Sport swimming schedule is the Kemp-Fry Invitational, at Dalhousie, November 18-20.