Pitt Meadows swimmer sets new record at US meet

Ciaran McDonnell’s time of 1:52.87 set a new standard in the butterfly.

Pitt Meadows swimmer sets new record at US meet

Pitt Meadows’ Ciaran McDonnell broke an 11-year old record in the butterfly stroke with the SFU Clan men’s swim team at a swim meet last weekend hosted by Seattle University Redhawks.

McDonnell’s time of 1:52.87 set a new standard in the butterfly.

Unfortunately his time wasn’t enough to bring SFU victory at the dual men’s and women’s meet, as both swim teams suffered defeats to the Redhawks. The men lost their dual meet 116-88, while the women fell 111-88.

McDonnell was one of three members of the SFU men’s team to win an individual event at the meet, grabbing first in the 200-yard butterfly.

Also winning for the Clan was Greg Laughlin, who set a record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:50.59, while Kevin Nickerson  won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:55.75.

The SFU men also won the 200-yard medley relay by 14/100ths of a second to open the meet.