The SFU Clan men's swim team finishes first in the 18th annual Clan Cup International.


Record swim performances highlight Clan Cup

November 24, 2014

The 18th annual Clan Cup International ended Nov. 23 with more broken records and Simon Fraser University narrowly losing to NCAA Division I Oregon State Beavers in the women’s swim team rankings while the men finished first at the Margaret and Paul Savage Pool at SFU.

Oregon State’s women’s team finished first with 959 points while Simon Fraser was second with 717 points over the three-day event that also featured Lower Mainland club teams. The Clan won the men’s division with 874 points while NCAA Division III Whitman College was second with 514 points.

Simon Fraser freshman Gabriel Lee won the 200-metre backstroke in record fashion, edging teammate Dimitar Ivanov and breaking his record. Lee finished in 2:00.36. Ivanov finished in 2:00.94. His old record was 2:00.69.

Oregon State’s Sammy Harrison set her fourth meet record, winning the 800-meter freestyle in 8:34.51, the only other individual record broken on Day 3. The old mark was 8:46.22. The Oregon State junior All-American also set records in the 200-, 400- and the 1,500-metre freestyles earlier in the meet.

Harrison swam the first leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay but that wasn’t enough as the Clan finished more than two seconds ahead of the Beavers. Sidney Peake, Lauren Swistak, Alexandria Schofield, and Nicole Cossey teamed up to finish first in 3:50.40, beating the old mark of 3:52.12.

The men’s 400-meter freestyle relay team, comprised of Gabriel Lee, Justin Kiedrzyn, Hans Heyer and Adrian VanderHelm easily won in 3:23.15, beating the old record of 3:26.80.

Other Clan winners on Saturday on the women’s side were Cossey, capturing the 100-meter freestyle in 56.51, Brianna Bailey narrowly edging OSU’s Chelsea Chan to win the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:35.76, and Swistak taking the 200-meter butterfly in 2:15.27.

On the men’s side the Clan’s Keenan Elliott won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:19.69 edging teammate Lucas Greenough.

Complete results are available here: