WOLFVILLE, NS - The Acadia swim team wrapped up their second meet of the season with a second place combined finish at the ninth annual Jack Scholz meet hosted at Acadia University.
Despite a great performance by the women’s and men’s team throughout the two day meet, Acadia finished second to the Dalhousie Tigers.
The Axemen and Axewomen collected 37 top three finishes to show their developing strength, both individually and as a team.
Some of the key wins were senior swimmer Adam Deutsch, who picked up double victories in the 100m and 200m breaststrokes.
Single wins came from Jessica Pelletier in the 50m backstroke, Ali MacEachern in the 50m freestyle, Patrick Henger in the 100m butterfly, Hannah Doiron in the 100m breaststorke, Brett Liem in the 50m freestyle and Ben Henger in the 100m butterfly.
The men’s relay teams put Dalhousie on notice as they came close in both the 4x50m medley relay and 4x50m freestyle relay, losing by inches.
“From the get go, the team was ready to show just how hard they have been working. The results started to pay off quickly. The biggest improvement came with eight victories with close finishes in both men’s relays which could have gone either way,” said head coach Gary MacDonald after the two-day event.
“The team has two more weeks of tough training and then a full rest and shave to get ready for our first championship format meet which will take place at Dalhousie. It should be a very exciting competition,” added MacDonald.
The swim team will wrap up the first half of the swim season on the weekend of Nov. 17 to 19 at Dalhousie in their third competition of the season. The AUS Championships will be hosted by UNB at their UNB Saint John campus on Feb. 9 to 11, 2018.
Acadia medal winners:
Jessica Pelletier - 2nd 100m backstroke, 3rd 200m backstroke, 1st 50m backstroke
Walter Guiscardo - 3rd 100m backstroke
Alison MacEachern - 2nd 50m butterfly, 2nd 200m butterfly, 3rd 100m butterfly, 1st 50m freestyle
Kelsea Vessey - 3rs 50m butterfly, 2nd 400m freestyle, 3rd 100m freestyle, 2nd 100m butterfly
Patrick Henger - 1st 50m butterfly, 3rd 100m butterfly, 3rd 100m butterfly
Isaiah Grambo - 3rd 50m butterfly
Hannah Doiron - 3rd 200m breaststroke, 3rd 50m breaststroke, 1st 100m breaststroke
Brett Liem - 3rd 200m breaststroke, 2nd 100m freestyle, 2nd 100m breaststroke,
1st 50m freestyle
Adam Deutsch - 1st 200m breaststroke, 1st 100m breaststroke, 2nd 200m individual medley,
3rd 50m backstroke
Guy Harrison-Murray - 3rd 400m freestyle, 3rd 100m freestyle, 2nd 200m freestyle
Brendan Vibert - 2nd 50m breaststroke
Ben Henger - 3rd 200m individual medley, 1st 100 butterfly,3rd 200m backstroke
Joshua Nowlan - 3rd 1500m freestyle
Kristin MacKinnon - 3rd 50m freestyle
Collin Reynolds - 3rd 400m individual medley