Canadian Nationals Results: Brittany MacLean Attacks 400 Free, Claims Top-Five World Ranking

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 4. BRITTANY MacLean took a different approach to the 400-meter freestyle at the Canadian long course nationals than she did in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships, attacking the race from the start and building her lead to a strong finish.

After closing hard on Missy Franklin to win at NCAAs, MacLean went out hard tonight in the 400, posting a 2:01.54 to put her on pace to approach her national record of 4:05.06. MacLean fell off that pace but posted a strong 4:06.20 to put herself fifth in the world rankings.

Tabitha Baumann took second with a 4:10.68 to beat the qualifying time of 4:12.47 for the international racing roster. Savannah King took third with a 4:12.59 to just miss out on getting a third Canadian automatically added to the roster, but the time could be considered based on other criteria.

Event 21 Women 400 LC Meter Freestyle
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Sponsor: Tourism Victoria
World: w 3:59.15 7/26/2009 Federica Pelligrini, ITA
Canadian: n 4:05.06 7/27/2012 Brittany MacLean, ESWIM
Meet: m 4:06.08 3/27/2012 Brittany MacLean, ESWIM
Meet Qualifying: 4:25.19
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 MacLean, Britta 94 ESWIM 4:14.46 4:06.20 916
28.80 59.27 (30.47)
1:30.38 (31.11) 2:01.54 (31.16)
2:33.08 (31.54) 3:04.60 (31.52)
3:36.14 (31.54) 4:06.20 (30.06)
2 Baumann, Tabith 95 KEYANO 4:13.86 4:10.68 868
29.33 1:00.42 (31.09)
1:31.93 (31.51) 2:03.83 (31.90)
2:35.77 (31.94) 3:07.81 (32.04)
3:39.78 (31.97) 4:10.68 (30.90)
3 King, Savannah 92 UBCD/VNSC 4:14.44 4:12.59 848
29.68 1:01.39 (31.71)
1:33.30 (31.91) 2:05.16 (31.86)
2:36.94 (31.78) 3:08.97 (32.03)
3:41.13 (32.16) 4:12.59 (31.46)
4 Cheverton, Sama 88 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 4:16.19 4:14.02 834
29.41 1:01.45 (32.04)
1:33.65 (32.20) 2:05.99 (32.34)
2:37.98 (31.99) 3:09.94 (31.96)
3:42.14 (32.20) 4:14.02 (31.88)
5 Jardin, Barbara 91 PPO 4:17.44 4:14.34 831
29.62 1:01.59 (31.97)
1:33.39 (31.80) 2:05.58 (32.19)
2:37.70 (32.12) 3:10.17 (32.47)
3:42.51 (32.34) 4:14.34 (31.83)
6 Hodge, Caitlin 94 CNG 4:16.13 4:15.57 819
30.26 1:02.32 (32.06)
1:34.72 (32.40) 2:07.18 (32.46)
2:39.73 (32.55) 3:12.08 (32.35)
3:44.33 (32.25) 4:15.57 (31.24)
7 Ackman, Alyson 93 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 4:15.08 4:15.63 818
29.46 1:01.54 (32.08)
1:34.12 (32.58) 2:06.28 (32.16)
2:38.52 (32.24) 3:11.11 (32.59)
3:43.66 (32.55) 4:15.63 (31.97)
8 Aitchison, Alex 96 NEPTUNE 4:17.47 4:16.47 810
29.31 1:01.46 (32.15)
1:33.14 (31.68) 2:06.12 (32.98)
2:38.53 (32.41) 3:11.37 (32.84)
3:44.63 (33.26) 4:16.47 (31.84)

=== B – Final ===

9 Delmar, Lindsay 93 UCSC 4:19.63 4:16.51 810
29.77 1:01.88 (32.11)
1:34.47 (32.59) 2:07.14 (32.67)
2:39.79 (32.65) 3:12.12 (32.33)
3:44.92 (32.80) 4:16.51 (31.59)
10 *McMahon, Sycer 95 UNAT-US 4:19.86 4:16.91 806
29.85 1:02.15 (32.30)
1:34.64 (32.49) 2:07.39 (32.75)
2:40.23 (32.84) 3:12.92 (32.69)
3:45.44 (32.52) 4:16.91 (31.47)
11 Saroukian, Soph 98 KEYANO 4:20.59 4:18.44 792
30.05 1:02.30 (32.25)
1:34.77 (32.47) 2:07.51 (32.74)
2:40.26 (32.75) 3:12.98 (32.72)
3:45.81 (32.83) 4:18.44 (32.63)
12 Ludlow, Danica 96 ISLAND SWIMMING 4:20.49 4:20.38 774
29.85 1:01.86 (32.01)
1:34.78 (32.92) 2:07.79 (33.01)
2:41.24 (33.45) 3:14.61 (33.37)
3:48.21 (33.60) 4:20.38 (32.17)
13 Clarete, Karyl 95 UNVAR 4:23.66 4:22.05 760
30.13 1:02.93 (32.80)
1:36.01 (33.08) 2:09.66 (33.65)
2:42.71 (33.05) 3:16.06 (33.35)
3:49.43 (33.37) 4:22.05 (32.62)
14 Brazeau, Keira 97 UPCAN 4:24.71 4:25.11 734
29.68 1:02.23 (32.55)
1:35.44 (33.21) 2:09.49 (34.05)
2:43.19 (33.70) 3:17.59 (34.40)
3:51.66 (34.07) 4:25.11 (33.45)
— MacDougall, Jan 96 MANTA 4:24.86 x4:25.25
30.25 1:03.36 (33.11)
1:37.38 (34.02) 2:11.29 (33.91)
2:44.94 (33.65) 3:18.75 (33.81)
3:52.63 (33.88) 4:25.25 (32.62)
— Gowans, Molly 99 UVIC-PCS 4:23.65 x4:25.78
29.86 1:02.66 (32.80)
1:35.99 (33.33) 2:10.34 (34.35)
2:44.51 (34.17) 3:18.91 (34.40)
3:52.91 (34.00) 4:25.78 (32.87)

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