Written by Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Jing Qu
Courtesy of Ravens Swimming:
Carleton’s men’s and women’s varsity swim teams showed their growing strength at this weekend’s OUA Championships held at Western University in London, Ont.
Led by Moustafa Kamel, a second-year engineering student, the Ravens competed in four individual events, finishing the competition with 6 points. The team placed eleventh and twelfth in the men’s and women’s standings respectively and twelfth in the overall standings.
Kamel’s 100’m freestyle was Carleton’s top individual swim of the competition. He finished in 14th position with a personal best time of 52.35 seconds to come sixth in the men’s b-final.
Kamel also competed in the b-final of the 200-m freestyle where he finished in sixth place – 14th place overall – with a time of 1 minute and 55.92 seconds. He was 23rd in the 400-m freestyle with a personal best time of 4:11.82, fifth on Carleton’s all-time top 20 list.
On the women’s side, first-year criminology student Logan Marks finished in 28th position in the women’s 100-m freestyle. Her time of 1:00.94 was a personal best and places her third on Carleton’s all-time best list. She also delivered personal bests in the 200-m freestyle and 50-m butterfly.
Men’s and women’s relays surprise
Carleton competed in 10 relays during the competition – all of which earned points toward the final standings.
The men’s 4 x 100-m freestyle relay featuring (Petar Marakovic, Poya Fallahdoust, Justin Kernot, Moustafa Kamel) finished in eleventh position with a combined time of 3 minutes 37.79 seconds. The swim showed the growing depth of Carleton’s men’s team.
“It’s the first time we’ve been able to put together four athletes of this calibre,” said Brian Hill, Carleton’s swimming head coach.
“Successes like this will help us build a stronger program and attract more competitive athletes.”
The women’s 4 x 100-m freestyle also delivered a strong performance.
Featuring (Varvara Jegouleva, Allison Howes, Sara Borrens, Agatha Bartoszewicz), the team finished in eleventh place with a time of 4:29.65. Sara Borrens was a real surprise with a split of 1:08.53 – nearly four seconds faster than her time from the individual 100-m freestyle swum earlier that day.
Other standout swims included Dana Dusevic’s 50-m freestyle. A third-year neuroscience student, Dusevic finished in 32nd place with a personal best time of 28.13 seconds.
Meanwhile, David Thibodeau, a Masters in Public Policy and Administration student, finished 25th and 22nd place in the men’s 50-m and 200-m breaststroke respectively. His times of 30.34 seconds and 2 minutes 27.48 seconds were huge personal best times.
Justin Kernot, a Masters in Applied Science (Aerospace) student, also swam well in the men’s freestyle events. With 100 per cent personal best times in seven events, Kernot showed his strength as a leader on the team.
Men: 11th (62 points)
Women: 12th (56 points)
Point Scoring Swims:
100 free: 14th: 1:55.92 (3 points)
200 free: 14th: 52.33 (3 points)
4 x 50 free relay: Justin Kernot, Stephen Agberien, Jacot Spierings, David Thibodeau: 12th: 1:48.17 (10 points)
4 x 100 free relay: Petar Marakovic, Poya Fallahdoust, Justin Kernot, Moustafa Kamel: 11th: 3:37.79 (12 points)
4 x 200 free relay: Moustafa Kamel, Petar Marakovic, Poya Fallahdoust, Justin Kernot: 10th: 8:06.39 (14 points)
4 x 50 medley relay: Ward Verschaeve, David Thibodeau, Jacob Spierings, Stephen Agberien: 12th: 2:07.16 (10 points)
4 x 100 medley relay: Petar Marakovic, David Thibodeau, Jacob Spierings, Stephen Agberien: 12th: 4:23.79 (10 points)
4 x 50 free relay: Logan Marks, Amelie Chartrand, Varvara Jegouleva, Meagan Schlottke: 10th: 1:55.01 (14 points)
4 x 100 free relay: Varvara Jegouleva, Allison Howes, Sara Borrens, Agatha Bartoszewicz: 11th: 4:29.65 (12 points)
4 x 200 free relay: Amelie Chartrand, Allison Howes, Meagan Schlottke, Logan Marks: 12th: 9:36.99 (10 points)
4 x 50 medley relay: Jamie Robertson, Jordyn Danells, Dana Dusevic, Brianna Jennett-McNeill: 12th (10 points)
4 x 100 medley relay: Jamie Robertson, Robynn Allan, Dana Dusevic, Agatha Bartoszewicz: 12th: 5:04.99 (10 points)
New Top 20 Times:
David Thibodeau: 3rd: 50 breast; 6th: 100 breast; 6th: 200 breast; relay split: 50 breast
Moustafa Kamel: 4th: 100 free; 5th: 400 free; 18th: 50 free
Justin Kernot: 12th: 50 breast; 19th: 200 free; relay split: 200 free
Poya Fallahdoust: 19th: 50 fly
Logan Marks: 3rd: 100 free; 5th: 50 free; 10th: 50 fly; 20th: 200 free; relay split: 200 free
Dana Dusevic: 3rd: 50 free; 5th: 50 fly; 13th: 100 fly; relay split: 50 fly; relay split: 100 fly
Amelie Chartrand: 6th: 50 fly; 20th: 50 free; relay split: 50 free
Jamie Robertson: 19th: 50 back
Varvara Jegouleva: relay split: 50 free