Gabriel Lee helped set four of six new SFU Clan records.


Lee helps set two records on final day of Clan Cup

November 23, 2015

By Steve Frost

Simon Fraser University swimmer Gabriel Lee played a role in breaking two records on Sunday, Nov. 22 as the Clan won eight of 11 events on the final day of the Clan Cup at the Margaret & Paul Savage Pool at SFU.

Over the three-day Clan Cup event, Simon Fraser won 26 of 37 events and set six new meet records. Lee had a hand in setting four of the records.

On Sunday, Lee broke his own record in the 200 backstroke shaving two-tenths of a second off the old mark he set last year. Lee won the race in 1:59.82, more than 12 seconds in front of the next closest competitor.

Lee also swam the anchor leg for SFU’s record-setting 400 freestyle relay team. In the final race of the meet, the Clan foursome of Adrian VanderHelm, Justin Kiedrzyn, Colton Petersen and Lee easily out-paced Whitman College to win in 3:21.67, breaking the old mark of 3:23.15.

On the opening day of the meet Lee swam the third leg of SFU’s 400 medley relay team’s record-setting swim and the first leg of the 200 medley relay team’s record-setting win.

Sunday, Simon Fraser also received wins by MacKenzie Hamill in the men’s 1500 freestyle (15:26.07), Maran Kokoszka in the women’s 200 backstroke (2:17.88), Robyn Lee in the women’s 100 freestyle (58.38), Meagha Frenks in the women’s 200 breaststroke (2:34.27), and Keenan Elliott in the men’s 200 breaststroke (2:17.67).

The Clan also captured the women’s 400 freestyle relay.