Canadian Nationals Results: Katerine Savard Breaks National Record in 100 Fly

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 4. KATERINE Savard put her international rivals in the 100 butterfly on notice, breaking her national record at the Canadian long course nationals.

Savard posted a 57.27 to beat her standard of 57.31 from last year’s world championships prelims. Savard placed fifth in the finals in Barcelona with a 57.97. Savard was one hundredth slower than her record pace at the 50-meter mark with a 26.68 but roared home in 30.59 to post the new national standard. Savard now ranks second in the world behind Sarah Sjostrom’s 56.53.

Audrey Lacroix was second in the historic race with a 58.69, while Noemie Thomas rounded out the sub-1:00 swims with a 59.20 for third place. Lacroix is automatically added to the international racing roster, while Thomas falls two hundredths short.

Event 23 Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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Sponsor: Times Colonist
World: w 55.98 7/29/2012 Dana Vollmer, USA
Canadian: n 57.31 7/28/2013 Katerine Savard, CSQ
Meet: m 57.97 4/1/2011 Katerine Savard, CSQ
Meet Qualifying: 1:03.26
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 Savard, Katerin 93 CAMO 58.13 57.27n 933
26.68 57.27 (30.59)
2 Lacroix, Audrey 83 PPO 59.22 58.69 867
27.42 58.69 (31.27)
3 Thomas, Noemie 96 UBCD/VNSC 59.46 59.20 845
27.54 59.20 (31.66)
4 Margitai, Lili 97 KEYANO 1:01.37 1:00.85 778
28.48 1:00.85 (32.37)
5 Bibault, Devon 94 KEYANO 1:01.32 1:00.92 775
28.80 1:00.92 (32.12)
6 Chernoff, Kendr 91 U OF A SWIM CLUB 1:01.24 1:00.97 774
28.61 1:00.97 (32.36)
7 Strydom, Jacomi 96 OSC 1:00.90 1:00.99 773
28.47 1:00.99 (32.52)
8 Huizinga, Danik 99 AJAX 1:01.43 1:01.24 763
28.47 1:01.24 (32.77)

=== B – Final ===

9 Couillard, Mari 91 RIVERAINS 1:02.28 1:01.55 752
29.05 1:01.55 (32.50)
10 Hanus, Danielle 98 NEW 1:02.30 1:01.87 740
29.42 1:01.87 (32.45)
11 Cigna, Frédériq 97 CAMO 1:01.73 1:02.06 733
28.32 1:02.06 (33.74)
12 Miller, Paige 91 UNAT-US 1:01.64 1:02.18 729
28.81 1:02.18 (33.37)
13 Black, Haley 96 PGB 1:02.64 1:02.30 725
28.57 1:02.30 (33.73)
14 Philpotts, Char 95 CHENA SWIM CLUB/ 1:02.45 1:02.33 724
29.05 1:02.33 (33.28)
15 Touchette-McGow 95 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 1:02.83 1:02.43 720
28.88 1:02.43 (33.55)
— Patel, Sherry 93 MSSAC 1:02.67 x1:03.40
29.27 1:03.40 (34.13)

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