Herd swims to podium finishes in Victoria

Bisons swim team competed in U-Sports championship over reading week

The U-Sports national swimming championship kicked off this past week, beginning on Feb. 23,
in Victoria, B.C., and continuing through the weekend to the 26th.

This was the annual premier swimming competition, and Bison swimmers sure had some fast times for the herd.

The meet was a huge success for graduating swimmer Dora Modrcin in particular. This meet
was her last varsity swimming competition. Modrcin went on to compete in four individual races
and two relays.

Modrcin was on the top of her game this meet. When it came to earning medals and making
finals, she was an instrumental and indispensable part of the swim team.

Modrcin went on to win two medals this competition, a third-place finish in the 50-metre
backstroke with a time of 29.68 and a second place finish in the 50-metre butterfly with a final
time of 27.49, ending the competition with a total of 67 points.

Ultimately, Modrcin dominated this competition for Bison athletics, ending her varsity career with
a monumental closing.

Another prolific Bison in this competition was third year graduating swimmer Megan Mozill, who
ended her varsity swimming career with the competition this past weekend.

Mozill competed in four individual events along with two relay swims, making finals in most of
her individual events and completing the competition with 34 total points. Mozill truly ended her
varsity career on a high note.

Second year Hannah Schanel, whose performance in the 50-metre freestyle stood out with a
time of 26.99, placing 12th overall, was also an asset to the herd. She contributed 14.5 points
to the team’s overall score.

When the U-Sports championship ended, the women finished in seventh place with a blazing
302.5 points. The men finished in 20th place with a total of 15 points.

The Bison swim team wrapped up its varsity season this past weekend, and looking back on the
year, there was both fast swimming and a sense of unity between teammates as the team
displayed a sense of togetherness that helped fuel the herd to medal-winning finishes.

As both Mozill and Modrcin are leaving varsity Bison athletics after this year, they will leave the
swim team with shoes to fill, for both phenomenal athletes were big point scores and medal
winners for the swim team. Both women placed in the finals and qualified for premier meets

However, with these two seniors leaving, opportunities will be granted to incoming swimmers
and rookies who will look to fill the absence of these women in the following months.