Canadian Nationals Results: Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson Nearly Cracks 4:40 in 400 IM

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 3. TWO women earned automatic qualification to the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific championships in the 400 IM at the Canadian long course nationals, with Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson taking two seconds off her lifetime best to win the event.

Seltenreich-Hodgson posted a 4:40.07 to break Alexa Komarnycky’s meet record of 4:40.10 from 2009 and put herself seventh in the world rankings for 2014. Emily Overholt, who led for the first half of the race, finished second with a 4:42.84 to just miss her Canadian 15-17 age group record of 4:42.03. Both swimmers beat the 4:44.50 needed to automatically qualify for the international racing roster.

Sydney Pickrem was third with a 4:45.75.

Event 15 Women 400 LC Meter IM
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Sponsor: Richard Wey
World: w 4:28.43 7/28/2012 Shiwen Ye, CHN
Canadian: n 4:35.84 8/2/2009 Tanya Hunks, UBCD
Meet: m 4:40.10 7/8/2009 Alexa Komarnyck, IS
Meet Qualifying: 5:04.39
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 Seltenreich-Hod 95 GO/VNSC 4:48.95 4:40.07m 880
29.97 1:04.35 (34.38)
1:40.05 (35.70) 2:15.10 (35.05)
2:54.86 (39.76) 3:34.17 (39.31)
4:07.32 (33.15) 4:40.07 (32.75)
2 Overholt, Emily 97 WVOSC 4:46.55 4:42.84 854
28.88 1:02.65 (33.77)
1:39.06 (36.41) 2:15.36 (36.30)
2:57.02 (41.66) 3:38.13 (41.11)
4:11.05 (32.92) 4:42.84 (31.79)
3 Pickrem, Sydney 97 NEPTUNE 4:50.82 4:45.75 828
30.66 1:06.06 (35.40)
1:42.06 (36.00) 2:17.85 (35.79)
2:59.30 (41.45) 3:39.96 (40.66)
4:13.18 (33.22) 4:45.75 (32.57)
4 Oldershaw, Marn 94 OAKVILLE 4:47.51 4:49.15 800
30.75 1:06.27 (35.52)
1:43.04 (36.77) 2:19.80 (36.76)
3:00.90 (41.10) 3:43.38 (42.48)
4:16.66 (33.28) 4:49.15 (32.49)
5 Siwicki, Breann 95 MANTA 4:51.17 4:49.94 793
30.72 1:05.75 (35.03)
1:43.09 (37.34) 2:19.96 (36.87)
3:01.49 (41.53) 3:44.17 (42.68)
4:17.70 (33.53) 4:49.94 (32.24)
6 Treasure, Vanes 92 TSC/UTOR 4:50.48 4:50.59 788
30.52 1:05.39 (34.87)
1:43.92 (38.53) 2:21.97 (38.05)
3:01.63 (39.66) 3:42.95 (41.32)
4:17.50 (34.55) 4:50.59 (33.09)
7 Rissling, Tiann 93 UCSC 4:54.35 4:50.63 787
30.73 1:06.17 (35.44)
1:45.85 (39.68) 2:24.23 (38.38)
3:03.72 (39.49) 3:44.29 (40.57)
4:18.55 (34.26) 4:50.63 (32.08)
8 Smith, Kierra 94 LLSC 4:51.27 4:54.94 753
30.42 1:05.99 (35.57)
1:46.14 (40.15) 2:26.47 (40.33)
3:05.69 (39.22) 3:45.80 (40.11)
4:21.09 (35.29) 4:54.94 (33.85)

=== B – Final ===

9 Weldon, Eryn 92 GO 4:55.62 4:52.58 772
31.33 1:07.03 (35.70)
1:45.44 (38.41) 2:23.42 (37.98)
3:04.19 (40.77) 3:45.09 (40.90)
4:19.72 (34.63) 4:52.58 (32.86)
10 *Szekeres, Dori 94 HUN 4:51.99 4:54.49 757
30.80 1:06.10 (35.30)
1:43.02 (36.92) 2:19.22 (36.20)
3:02.54 (43.32) 3:46.15 (43.61)
4:20.82 (34.67) 4:54.49 (33.67)
11 Stratford, Sama 96 GMAC 4:56.20 4:55.64 748
30.31 1:05.47 (35.16)
1:45.34 (39.87) 2:25.05 (39.71)
3:06.96 (41.91) 3:49.65 (42.69)
4:23.13 (33.48) 4:55.64 (32.51)
12 Horner, Stephan 89 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 4:55.85 4:56.44 742
30.80 1:05.78 (34.98)
1:44.83 (39.05) 2:22.38 (37.55)
3:06.24 (43.86) 3:49.40 (43.16)
4:32.42 (43.02) 4:56.44 (24.02)
13 McNaughton, Jen 94 HAC/WES 4:58.86 4:56.51 741
30.49 1:05.05 (34.56)
1:44.15 (39.10) 2:22.12 (37.97)
3:05.70 (43.58) 3:49.42 (43.72)
4:23.64 (34.22) 4:56.51 (32.87)
14 Masse, Kylie 96 WEST 4:56.95 4:56.61 741
29.81 1:05.01 (35.20)
1:43.19 (38.18) 2:19.72 (36.53)
3:03.83 (44.11) 3:49.02 (45.19)
4:23.65 (34.63) 4:56.61 (32.96)
15 Hevey, Sarah-Le 89 CAMO 4:59.78 4:59.38 720
30.73 1:06.41 (35.68)
1:45.35 (38.94) 2:24.12 (38.77)
3:06.68 (42.56) 3:49.49 (42.81)
4:24.96 (35.47) 4:59.38 (34.42)
16 Strydom, Jacomi 96 OSC 4:59.49 4:59.55 719
29.53 1:03.49 (33.96)
1:43.16 (39.67) 2:21.72 (38.56)
3:06.71 (44.99) 3:51.27 (44.56)
4:25.78 (34.51) 4:59.55 (33.77)

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