Masse On Target During U Sports Swimming Championships

Kylie Masse took gold in the 100m backstroke during the 2018 U Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. The win was Masse's 3rd gold of the tournament and set a new record of 56.38 seconds.Photo by Martin Bazyl/U Sports.

Kylie Masse took gold in the 100m backstroke during the 2018 U Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. The win was Masse’s 3rd gold of the tournament and set a new record of 56.38 seconds.
Photo by Martin Bazyl/U Sports.

(TORONTO, ON) – Toronto Varsity Blues swimming sensation Kylie Masse, of LaSalle, won two gold medals, breaking two U SPORTS and one Canadian record, on Day 1 of the 2018 U SPORTS Swimming Championships at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Pool. After Day 1 competitiMasse, swimming, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Calgary, Dinos, Varsity Blues, Thunderbirds, University of Montreal, Carabins, on, however, the reigning champion, UBC Thunderbirds, led both the men’s and women’s standings.

The second position was occupied by the Calgary Dinos and host Toronto Varsity Blues in third, in the men’s competition while the women’s Varsity Blues and Montreal Carabins were in the top three.

Three Olympians broke three records as Day 2 wrapped up on Friday evening. Masse claimed her third gold medal of the meet to kick off the day. She won her signature 100m backstroke event, breaking her own U SPORTS record, in 56.38 seconds.

There was no change to the women’s teams standings, but Calgary and Toronto traded spots in the men’s.

At the conclusion of Day 3, and for the second straight year, the UBC Thunderbirds won both the men’s and women’s national banners as the 2018 U SPORTS Swimming Championships wrapped up on Saturday night.

The UBC men claimed their third banner in the past four years with 1,151.5 points, ahead of Calgary (939.5) and Toronto (887). The T-Birds women racked up 1,362.5 points to earn their sixth national title in the past seven years, while the Blues (997) and Montreal Carabins (767) finished second and third, respectively.

It marks the 14th time in program history and the fourth time in the last seven years that UBC squads have garnered national banners in the same year.

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