VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 2. TWO recent competitors at the women's NCAA championships battled for the win at the Canadian long course nationals in the 100 backstroke to get a spot on the international racing squad.

Sinead Russell, fresh from racing for Florida at the NCAAs, wore a Gators swim cap as she won the race in 1:00.00. It's just off her national record of 59.68, but an impressive swim on her second taper. Right behind her was Brooklynn Snodgrass, who swims for Indiana collegiately. Snodgrass posted a 1:00.23 to just barely beat her lifetime best. Hilary Caldwell, who will be a major force in the 200 back, was third in 1:00.99.

All three swimmers beat the standard time of 1:01.25, so they will each represent Canada in the event at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific championships.



Event 5 Women 100 LC Meter Backstroke


Sponsor: Subway
World: w 58.12 7/28/2009 Gemma Spofforth, GBR
Canadian: n 59.68 7/25/2011 Sinead Russell, DS
Meet: m 59.85 3/27/2012 Julia Wilkinson, IS
Meet Qualifying: 1:05.32
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA


=== A - Final ===

1 Russell, Sinead 93 NHAC 1:00.81 1:00.00 908
29.24 1:00.00 (30.76)
2 Snodgrass, Broo 94 CASC 1:01.02 1:00.23 898
29.42 1:00.23 (30.81)
3 Caldwell, Hilar 91 PSW 1:01.77 1:00.99 865
30.01 1:00.99 (30.98)
4 Bouchard, Domin 91 OAKVILLE 1:02.28 1:01.51 843
30.16 1:01.51 (31.35)
5 Hanus, Danielle 98 NEW 1:02.59 1:01.84 830
30.35 1:01.84 (31.49)
6 Cantin, Genevi? 91 ROUGE ET OR 1:02.08 1:02.14 818
30.62 1:02.14 (31.52)
7 Harrison, Annie 94 OAKVILLE/NSCO 1:02.31 1:02.59 800
30.84 1:02.59 (31.75)
8 Steins, Kristin 95 NHAC 1:02.39 1:03.39 770
31.15 1:03.39 (32.24)

=== B - Final ===

9 Couillard, Mari 91 RIVERAINS 1:02.68 1:02.33 810
30.31 1:02.33 (32.02)
10 Miller, Paige 91 UNAT-US 1:02.72 1:02.76 794
30.64 1:02.76 (32.12)
11 Goss, Kennedy 96 GATORS 1:02.62 1:02.83 791
30.55 1:02.83 (32.28)
11 McCann, Meryn 98 ESWIM 1:03.23 1:02.83 791
31.11 1:02.83 (31.72)
13 Pickrem, Sydney 97 NEPTUNE 1:03.17 1:02.95 787
31.08 1:02.95 (31.87)
14 Glover, Mackenz 98 UMAN 1:03.78 1:03.69 759
31.50 1:03.69 (32.19)
15 Peterson, Kevyn 87 CASC 1:03.42 1:03.99 749
31.20 1:03.99 (32.79)
16 Pammett, Cynthi 93 TRENT 1:03.77 1:04.02 748
30.74 1:04.02 (33.28)