VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 4. COLEMAN Allen led from start to finish in the final of the 100 butterfly at the Canadian long course nationals, but had two competitors closing strong in the final meters.

Allen posted a time of 53.27, less than two tenths off the time needed to get himself automatically selected to the roster for the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific championships. His time, however, could be good enough to get considered based on additional criteria.

Gamal Assaad was second with a 53.42, while Evan White was also in the title hunt, placing third with a 53.51.


Event 24 Men 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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Sponsor: Richard Wey
World: w 49.82 8/1/2009 Michael Phelps, USA
Canadian: n 52.28 4/5/2008 Joe Bartoch, LAC
Meet: m 52.28 4/1/2008 Joe Bartoch, LAC
Meet Qualifying: 56.79
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A - Final ===

1 Allen, Coleman 93 UBCD/VNSC 53.35 53.27 818
24.57 53.27 (28.70)
2 Assaad, Gamal 95 OAKVILLE/WES 54.22 53.42 811
25.11 53.42 (28.31)
3 White, Evan 96 OAKVILLE 53.60 53.51 807
25.12 53.51 (28.39)
4 Troskot, Kyle 92 LASC 54.68 54.44 766
25.14 54.44 (29.30)
5 Bezeau, Christo 90 NEPTUNE 54.61 54.75 753
25.56 54.75 (29.19)
6 Anderson, Eric 92 MSSAC/MACU 54.99 54.80 751
25.82 54.80 (28.98)
7 Chetrat, Zack 90 TSC 54.67 54.85 749
25.74 54.85 (29.11)
8 Cocunubo, Ivan 93 CNG 55.19 55.20 735
25.68 55.20 (29.52)

=== B - Final ===

9 Dekker, Nicolaa 95 RAPID 55.20 54.83 750
25.69 54.83 (29.14)
10 Dans, Matthew 95 GO/UTOR 55.40 54.95 745
25.68 54.95 (29.27)
11 *Kozlovskij, Ig 92 LTU 55.32 55.17 736
25.60 55.17 (29.57)
11 Dimitrov, David 91 LLSC 55.26 55.17 736
26.08 55.17 (29.09)
13 Daly, Owen 95 ST JOHN'S LEGEND 55.59 55.23 733
25.35 55.23 (29.88)
14 Serles, Peter 94 OAKVILLE/WES 55.30 55.26 732
25.64 55.26 (29.62)
15 Cantin, Eric 87 C.A.POLYDIUM CHA 55.28 55.36 728
25.72 55.36 (29.64)
16 Liu, Edward 94 TSC/UTOR 55.33 55.52 722
25.63 55.52 (29.89)