By Thomas Becker(UPEI Sports)
The Dalhousie Tigers were dominant in Day 1 of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Swimming Championships. Led by Gavin Dyke and Lise Cinq-Mars, the Tigers won 10 of 12 events while capturing 18 medals along the way.
Dyke's gold-medal time of 1:50.59 in the 200m freestyle qualified him for the U Sports nationals later this month. He also earned gold in the 4x100m relay and silver in the 100m butterfly. Teammate Cinq-Mars captured gold in the women's 100m butterfly with a time of 1:02.90, good enough to qualify for nationals. She was also part of a gold-medal performance in the women's 4x100m relay and captured bronze in the 200m freestyle.
Memorial's Veronica Reid and UNB's Justin LeBlanc took home the other two gold medals in the women's and men's 100m breastroke to round out the champions. Memorial finished with six medals (one gold, three silver and two bronze), while Acadia finished with six as well (three silver and three bronze). Mount Allison came in fourth with a silver and two bronze.
The UPEI Panthers, meanwhile, set a milestone in the first day of the championship, earning their first medal in four years. Matthew Smith captured a bronze medal for the host team in the 200m freestyle, behind stars Dyke and Mount Allison's Geraint Berger.
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