CALGARY -- The defending champion UBC Thunderbirds have taken the lead in both the womens and mens side after Day 1 at the CIS swimming championships. The Thunderbirds hold a 232-184 lead over Calgary in the womens standings, and 176-168 advantage over the Dinos in the mens. Toronto ia also in the conversation on the mens side with 163 points. Laval (80 points) and Alberta (78) round out the top five in the mens standings, while Western (83), Toronto (74), and Montreal (69) trail UBC and Alberta on the womens side. "We know this is going to be a battle on the mens side, tooth and nail," said second-year UBC head coach Steve Price. "To be in front is just great -- it means were in the meet. Theres a lot of swimming left, but weve put ourselves in a good position." Four CIS championship records fell on the opening day, including the longest-standing mark in the book. UBCs Coleman Allen touched the wall in 51.88 seconds in the 100-metre butterfly, lowering the record set by Calgarys Tom Ponting all the way back in 1989 by nearly three quarters of a second. It was the second time on the day that Allen had broken Pontings record, also beating it in the morning preliminary session. His swim in the 100 fly came just minutes after capturing another gold medal, this time in the 200-metre freestyle. "It was a good day, but a hard one," said Allen, who hails from Spokane, Wash. "I was pretty stressed out this morning, but I just relied on the training Ive had and tried to clear my head and swim smart. Needless to say, it worked out really well." Torontos Zack Chetrat, the silver medallist in the 100 butterfly, also came in under Pontings 1989 record time. Allens Thunderbird teammate Kelly Aspinall also broke a CIS championship record twice on the day, lowering the mark in the 50-metre backstroke in both the preliminary and final races. Aspinalls new CIS mark is 24.05 seconds, two tenths faster than Calgarys Chris Renauds 1997 record. The other two meet records to fall came courtesy the host Dinos. In the mens 100-metre breaststroke, fifth-year Dino Jason Block won his fourth consecutive CIS gold medal with his time of 59.08 seconds. The previous mark of 59.34 was set by UBCs Scott Dickens, the last man to win the event before Blocks four-year run, back in 2009. "Ive been chasing that record for a number of years, and it felt good to finally get it," said Calgary native Block. "Especially to do it in my last year, at home, it meant a lot." Blocks teammate Tianna Rissling won the womens 400-metre individual medley, lowering the 10-year-old CIS mark set by Torontos Liz Warden by four tenths, touching the wall in 4:37.81. Rissling also captured a silver medal in the 100-metre breaststroke. "I knew I was close to it coming in, but that wasnt really what I was shooting for," explained Rissling, who hails from Redcliff, Alta. "I was mostly just seeing where I was with that race. But getting the record is definitely a good accomplishment." Risslings teammates won the womens 4x100-metre freestyle relay to cap the night, with the team of Erica Morningstar, Amanda Reason, Lindsay Delmar, and Fiona Doyle out-touching UBCs foursome by more than two seconds. In the mens relay, the Thunderbirds squad of Kelly Aspinall, Luke Peddie, Sergey Holson, and Allen beat out the Dinos by nearly a second and a half to claim gold. Calgary and UBC combined for nine of the 12 gold medals available on Day 1. For the host Dinos, Delmar opened with a title in the womens 200-metre freestyle, with Doyle joining her atop the podium after winning the 100-metre breaststroke. Montreals Gabrielle Soucisse captured gold in the womens 50-metre backstroke, nudging UBCs Grainne Pierse by just two one-hundredths. In the womens 100-metre butterfly, Guelphs Alisha Harricharan took home gold with her time of 59.72. And in the mens 400-metre individual medley, McGill star Steven Bielby captured his third gold medal in four years in a time of 4:15.14. cheap nike nfl jerseys
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In the series opener Monday, A.J. Pierzynski hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri. Kendrick, who hit a two-run shot in the sixth off Alexi Ogando and an RBI single in the first, drove a four-seam fastball from rookie Joe Ortiz (2-1) to left-centre on a 1-1 count with one out for his third homer of the season. "I was just trying to get a pitch to drive," Kendrick said. "He was trying to go in there and just left it out over the plate a little bit. He threw me a really good changeup the pitch before, and he was working pretty quick. So I was trying to take my time before I got back in the box." Dane De La Rosa (1-0) pitched two perfect innings for his first major league win. The Rangers tied it 4-all in the eighth with an unearned run against Scott Downs, following a couple of costly errors by the Angels — one physical and one mental. Andrew Romaine, who replaced Brendan Harris at shortstop to start the inning, allowed Nelson Cruzs grounder to skip between his legs after Adrian Beltres leadoff single. That put runners at the corners for Pierzynski, who hit a routine grounder to first base. Trumbo saw Beltre break for the plate and immediately threw to catcher Chris Iannetta without looking the runner back to third, and Beltre alertly stayed put. With the bases loaded, David Murphy grounded into a double play as Beltre scored the tying run. Downs minimized the damage by striking out Mitch Moreland after an intentional walk to Craig Gentry. The Rangers had a runner at third with two outs in the ninth against Frieri, but left fielder Mike Trout robbed Beltre of an extra-base hit with a full-out diving catch on the warning track. "That was phenomenal. That saved the game right there," Kendrick said. "I mean, with guys like him and Peter Bourjos out there covering that much ground, two of the fastest guys in baseball, not much really falls out there. And then to havee him come up with a clutch play like that was huge for our team.ddddddddddddquot; Beltre couldnt believe that Trout was able to catch up with the ball. "When I hit it and I saw where he was playing, I thought he had no chance to get there because it was hooking away from him. But I was wrong," Beltre said. "Its not fair to have three centre fielders playing outfield here (Trout, Bourjos and Josh Hamilton). I tried right-centre field the first at-bat and Bourjos got over there. I dont know how. Then in the ninth inning, I hit what I thought was a double for sure and then that guy got there. Its not fair. I mean, where am I supposed to hit it?" Someone suggested over the fence, to which Beltre replied: "That sounds like a good idea. Ill try that tomorrow." The Angels had a golden opportunity to win it in the 10th with the bases loaded and one out, but Beltre turned Albert Pujols grounder to third into a force at the plate and Hamilton grounded out to second. Jason Vargas, winless in four starts for the Angels, allowed three runs and seven hits over seven innings. The left-hander, working on six days rest, pitched with runners on base in each of the first six innings and gave up a three-run homer by Cruz in the sixth after getting staked to a 4-0 lead. Cruz drove Vargas 3-2 pitch to left-centre for his 23rd career homer against the Angels. It was only the second by the Rangers against a left-handed pitcher this season. "Hes a really good hitter and hes given me some problems in the past," Vargas said. "I was trying to throw a slider there and bury it. But I hung it up there for him and he took advantage of it." Ogando allowed four runs — two earned — and six hits in seven-plus innings. The Angels took the lead in the first with two-out RBI singles by Trumbo and Kendrick. It could have been worse for Ogando had it not been for a sensational catch by left fielder Jeff Baker, who raced full speed toward the corner on Hamiltons slicing drive and caught the ball as he slid across the foul line. But he bruised his left knee crashing into the short wall fronting the grandstand, and was replaced by Murphy. Kendrick made it 4-0 in the fourth with his first home run since a solo shot against Cincinnatis Mat Latos in the second game of the season. "Howie came through big for us tonight. Thats what you expect out of these guys in the lineup," Vargas said. "When youve got one through nine like this, you come to expect those things. And we look for more of it." NOTES: Baker, who has played four positions this season, made his second start in left. ... The Rangers are the only team that hasnt lost consecutive games. ' ' '