VICTORIA - The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's team finished fifth, narrowly missing out on fourth, while the men's side finished sixth following the third and final day of the Canada West Swim Championships in Victoria, B.C.
The women's side finished with 289 points, only nine points back of the host University of Victoria, while the men finished with 150.5 points which was well back of fifth place Regina.
The Pronghorns didn't earn anymore medals on day three, but the Pronghorns will return from the meet with four Canada West medals and a handful of new school records.
Joel Robinson won the first Canada West gold medal by a Pronghorn swimmer since 2005, while Christyna Dashko picked up two medals, a silver and bronze medal.
Owen Guyn won the other medal, picking up a bronze medal on day two.
Eight school records fell in total: Trica Fair set 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly records, Christina Dashko set new records in the 50m, 100m, 200m Breast Stroke, Joel Robinson bested the 50m and 100m Breast Stroke times, and the team of Chyanne Simpson, Christyna Dashko, Brooke Kienas, and Tricia Fair set the 400m Medley relay school record.
The Pronghorns currently have five swimmers qualified for the U SPORTS Championships that will be held in Toronto on February 22nd until the 24th.
Joel Robinson, Owen Guyn, Christyna Dashko, Tricia Fair, and Kalyna Dashko have already met the U SPORTS standard, but the Pronghorns swimming team is expecting to add more qualifiers early in the New Year.
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