Marauders find more medals in pool

Sudbury – The McMaster Marauders added nine more medals – two golds, three silvers and four bronzes – on the second day of competition at the Ontario University Athletics swimming championships.

The results on Friday (Feb.10) bring Mac’s total medal count to 17 at the meet at Laurentian University.

Two Marauders from the men’s side were the gold medal winners on Friday. Cameron Bailey’s took the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.82, which beat out his next closest competitor by almost four seconds. He has won three medals in two days. The meet concludes Saturday.

Konrad Bald was the other gold medal winner for the Marauders in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.73. He added to his medal collection with his second of the weekend.

Veteran Sarah Taylor grabbed two more silvers. She finished the 100 free in 56.72 and in the 50 fly, Taylor took second again, missing a gold medal finish by 0.5 seconds. She takes four medals going into the third day of the meet.

McMaster’s third silver of the day came from Alexandrea VanOmmen in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.78.

Matthew Vogelzang also had a good day in the pool, capturing two bronze medals for the Marauders. In the 100 free, the veteran swimmer came third, with just 0.2 seconds separating the top three finishers. In the 50 fly, Vogelzang finished third again with a time of 24.96, adding to his gold and silver medal from day one of the meet.

Other bronze medal winners on day two included Ben Stubbs in the 200 back at 2:00.40 and the men’s 400 relay team made up of Stubbs, Bald, Michael MacDonald and Mostafa Ghoneim. They swam the race with a combined time of 3:44:55.

On the opening day of competition, McMaster walked away with eight medals, including two golds, four silvers and two bronzes.

Western currently leads the women’s side with 659 points, followed by Toronto with 462 and McMaster with 377. Toronto tops the men’s side with 542 points, followed by Western with 413 and McMaster with 384.