Marya Peters – swimming
Mount Allison’s second-year swimming standout Marya Peters won Joey’s athlete of the week honours for her outstanding and clutch performances in the pool at the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) 2013 swimming championships, in Charlottetown, P.E.I., this past weekend.
Peters set four Mount Allison records on the way to winning three AUS bronze medals in the 200 free, 100 free, and 4X100 medley relay. She swam three qualifying times for the national championships in these races, and over the three-day meet, in the 11 races that she competed, she turned in personal-best performances for each one of them. She will now compete at the CIS national championships in Calgary over the Feb. 21-23 weekend.
This is the third athlete of the week honours for Peters this season. As well she was a silver medalist and a member of the winning ACAA Cross Country championship team that won its fourth straight title this year.
A past Canada Games swimmer and two-time provincial record holder, Peters broke into the university swim scene after a successful high school career and was one of Mount Allison's Rookies of the Year last season. She is currently in her second year of Arts. A resident of Sackville, N.B., she is a former swimmer with the Sackville Swim Club (SSC) and Tantramar Regional High.
Mitch Peters – swimming
Swimmer Mitch Peters led his Mounties' men's team to a well-earned second-place finish at the AUS swimming championships this past weekend in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The team won 10 medals and set 10 Mount Allison records – Peters won seven of these medals, which included two golds (100 free, 4X100 free relay); two silvers (200 free, 4X100 medley relay); and three bronze (50 free, 100 fly, 4X200 free relay). It was a first time he medaled in all seven AUS events, he qualified for CIS championships in the 200 and 100 free events, and set five Mount Allison records. His next swim meet will be at the CIS national championships on Feb. 21-23 weekend in Calgary.
A three-time swim team MVP, Peters has been named an AUS all-star 10 times over the past four seasons since 2008-09. Last year he broke every Mount Allison University freestyle record in the book and went on to the national championships in Montreal in February. He also qualified for Olympic Trials in the 200 and 400 free races and with permission from the national coach competed in the Olympic trial event in Cancun, Mexico last spring. A resident of Sackville, N.B., Peters is a former provincial record holder from Tantramar High School, and a past eight-time MVP with the Sackville Swim Club, where he was coached by his father and current Mounties' coach, John Peters.
Other athlete of the week nominees were: Akil Smith (basketball), Georgia Sibold (volleyball), Lauren Oickle (hockey) and MacKenzie McHatten (basketball).
Upcoming Mounties action
Wednesday, Feb. 13
– Hockey – STU at Mount A at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14
– Volleyball – Holland College at Mount A at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15
– Women’s basketball – Crandall at Mount A at 6 p.m.
– Men’s basketball – Crandall at Mount A at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16
– Badminton – ACAA badminton championships at Mount A at noon
– Hockey– St. FX at Mount A at 2 p.m.
– Volleyball – Mount A at UNBSJ at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17
– Badminton – ACAA Badminton championships for CCAA qualifiers at Mount A at 9:30 a.m.
– Hockey – SMU at Mount A at 2 p.m. (last home game before AUS championships)
– Women’s Basketball – STU at MTA at 3 p.m.
– Men’s basketball – STU at MTA at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
– Women’s basketball – MTA at MSVU at 6 p.m.
– Men’s basketball – MTA at MSVU at 8 p.m.