Canadian Nationals Results: Alec Page, Luke Reilly Battle For Win in 400 IM

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 3. ALEC Page has been the top 400 IM swimmer in Canada for many years, but that dominance was put into question in tonight’s final at the Canadian long course nationals.

Page, a 2012 Olympian, took the race out hard in butterfly, outsplitting the field by a body length. But Luke Reilly, whose top international meet was last summer’s junior world championships, pulled even in the backstroke leg. Though Page regained a sizeable lead after breaststroke, Reilly found an extra gear on freestyle. Page won the race in 4:15.80 over Reilly’s 4:15.86.

Both swimmers enjoyed lifetime bests in the final. Page’s previous best of 4:16.62 came at last year’s world championships, while Reilly’s 4:18.36 came at the junior world championships. Not only do tonight’s swims automatically qualify then to race at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific championships, but rank them fifth and sixth in the global standings for the year.

Third place went to Will Brothers with a 4:23.36, just beating his lifetime best of 4:23.66.

Event 16 Men 400 LC Meter IM
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Sponsor: Team Aquatic Supplies
World: w 4:03.84 8/10/2008 Michael Phelps, USA
Canadian: n 4:11.41 8/9/2008 Brian Johns, UBCD
Meet: m 4:15.54 3/31/2010 Brian Johns, UBCD
Meet Qualifying: 4:39.10
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 Page, Alec 93 ISLAND SWIMMING 4:20.48 4:15.80 866
27.01 57.69 (30.68)
1:31.03 (33.34) 2:04.24 (33.21)
2:39.79 (35.55) 3:16.10 (36.31)
3:46.54 (30.44) 4:15.80 (29.26)
2 Reilly, Luke 95 UBCD/VNSC 4:24.67 4:15.86 865
27.39 58.64 (31.25)
1:31.61 (32.97) 2:04.26 (32.65)
2:40.64 (36.38) 3:17.88 (37.24)
3:47.48 (29.60) 4:15.86 (28.38)
3 Brothers, Will 94 ISLAND SWIMMING 4:25.81 4:23.36 793
28.85 1:00.69 (31.84)
1:34.62 (33.93) 2:08.43 (33.81)
2:45.69 (37.26) 3:23.24 (37.55)
3:54.02 (30.78) 4:23.36 (29.34)
4 Cote, Tristan 95 ESWIM 4:27.09 4:23.66 791
28.46 1:00.75 (32.29)
1:35.11 (34.36) 2:08.52 (33.41)
2:45.88 (37.36) 3:23.74 (37.86)
3:54.39 (30.65) 4:23.66 (29.27)
5 Dimitrov, David 91 LLSC 4:27.64 4:24.09 787
27.42 58.82 (31.40)
1:33.03 (34.21) 2:08.00 (34.97)
2:45.06 (37.06) 3:23.80 (38.74)
3:54.80 (31.00) 4:24.09 (29.29)
6 Darragh, Mack 93 OAKVILLE 4:25.68 4:25.06 778
27.30 58.18 (30.88)
1:33.06 (34.88) 2:08.04 (34.98)
2:44.07 (36.03) 3:21.26 (37.19)
3:53.10 (31.84) 4:25.06 (31.96)
7 Hill, Rob 96 CHENA SWIM CLUB 4:26.86 4:26.77 763
27.87 1:00.01 (32.14)
1:34.41 (34.40) 2:08.41 (34.00)
2:45.91 (37.50) 3:24.22 (38.31)
3:56.06 (31.84) 4:26.77 (30.71)
8 Champagne, Mont 96 GO 4:29.83 4:29.62 739
28.15 1:00.99 (32.84)
1:34.97 (33.98) 2:09.34 (34.37)
2:47.50 (38.16) 3:26.42 (38.92)
3:58.45 (32.03) 4:29.62 (31.17)

=== B – Final ===

9 *Knezevic, Bogd 91 ESWIM 4:32.82 4:27.45 757
28.81 1:02.18 (33.37)
1:38.31 (36.13) 2:13.83 (35.52)
2:50.09 (36.26) 3:26.56 (36.47)
3:58.28 (31.72) 4:27.45 (29.17)
10 Brown, Jonathan 95 UBCD/VNSC 4:30.92 4:28.53 748
28.28 1:00.94 (32.66)
1:36.08 (35.14) 2:10.96 (34.88)
2:47.98 (37.02) 3:26.25 (38.27)
3:57.77 (31.52) 4:28.53 (30.76)
11 Ryu, Hochan 95 J-DOLPHINS/UTOR 4:32.45 4:30.59 731
27.62 59.80 (32.18)
1:34.30 (34.50) 2:08.02 (33.72)
2:47.59 (39.57) 3:28.09 (40.50)
4:00.04 (31.95) 4:30.59 (30.55)
12 Nefsi, Lies Abd 93 ELITE 4:33.61 4:30.94 728
28.71 1:01.29 (32.58)
1:36.75 (35.46) 2:11.06 (34.31)
2:50.32 (39.26) 3:30.04 (39.72)
4:00.93 (30.89) 4:30.94 (30.01)
13 Ng, Christian 97 MAC 4:33.55 4:31.40 725
28.42 1:01.36 (32.94)
1:36.88 (35.52) 2:12.41 (35.53)
2:50.79 (38.38) 3:30.21 (39.42)
4:01.42 (31.21) 4:31.40 (29.98)
14 Boucher, Jerome 92 RIVERAINS 4:31.75 4:31.49 724
28.82 1:01.95 (33.13)
1:37.70 (35.75) 2:13.16 (35.46)
2:50.24 (37.08) 3:27.69 (37.45)
4:00.18 (32.49) 4:31.49 (31.31)
15 Tremblay, Jerem 96 SAMAK 4:36.13 4:32.30 718
29.30 1:02.27 (32.97)
1:38.35 (36.08) 2:14.06 (35.71)
2:51.86 (37.80) 3:30.31 (38.45)
4:01.24 (30.93) 4:32.30 (31.06)
16 Paquin-Foisy, E 97 ELITE 4:33.83 4:37.69 677
29.05 1:01.94 (32.89)
1:38.58 (36.64) 2:14.88 (36.30)
2:53.40 (38.52) 3:33.11 (39.71)
4:05.82 (32.71) 4:37.69 (31.87)

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