Canadian Nationals Results: Richard Funk Dominates to Win 200 Breast

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 2. AFTER exceptional performances at the NCAA championships while representing the University of Michigan, Richard Funk posted a lifetime best to win the 200 breast title handily at the Canadian long course nationals.

Funk’s 2:12.90 beat his personal best of 2:13.90 but won’t be enough to get him automatically on the international roster. Canada set the standard at 2:11.71, which was the 16th-fastest time at last year’s world championships. Funk, as with many others who just missed qualifying, could get on the roster if they meet lower criteria set by Swimming Canada.

Tying for second place were Mack Darragh and Evan White, who were well off Funk’s pace with matching times of 2:15.40. Coincidentally, Darragh and White are teammates for the Oakville Swim Club.

Event 8 Men 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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Sponsor: Showtime
World: w 2:07.01 9/15/2012 Akihiro Yamaguschi, JPN
Canadian: n 2:08.84 8/13/2008 Mike Brown, UCSC
Meet: m 2:11.01 4/1/2008 Mike Brown, UCSC
Meet Qualifying: 2:24.64
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 Funk, Richard 92 KEYANO 2:14.17 2:12.97 871
30.32 1:03.95 (33.63)
1:38.26 (34.31) 2:12.97 (34.71)
2 Darragh, Mack 93 OAKVILLE 2:15.79 2:15.40 825
30.75 1:05.47 (34.72)
1:39.94 (34.47) 2:15.40 (35.46)
2 White, Evan 96 OAKVILLE 2:16.87 2:15.40 825
30.96 1:05.43 (34.47)
1:40.37 (34.94) 2:15.40 (35.03)
4 Block, Jason 89 UCSC 2:16.68 2:15.43 824
30.75 1:05.46 (34.71)
1:40.35 (34.89) 2:15.43 (35.08)
5 Dias, Lyam 93 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 2:16.63 2:15.68 820
30.96 1:05.61 (34.65)
1:39.97 (34.36) 2:15.68 (35.71)
6 Dergousoff, Jam 96 CHENA SWIM CLUB 2:17.16 2:15.73 819
30.82 1:06.00 (35.18)
1:40.78 (34.78) 2:15.73 (34.95)
7 Guest, James 96 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 2:15.21 2:16.35 808
30.55 1:05.36 (34.81)
1:40.04 (34.68) 2:16.35 (36.31)
8 Poznikoff, Andr 87 SIMON FRASER AQU 2:17.96 2:17.20 793
30.63 1:05.19 (34.56)
1:40.89 (35.70) 2:17.20 (36.31)

=== B – Final ===

9 *Kozlovskij, Ig 92 LTU 2:14.99 2:13.96 852
30.02 1:04.36 (34.34)
1:38.84 (34.48) 2:13.96 (35.12)
10 Ackman, Matthew 96 POINTE-CLAIRE SW 2:20.04 2:17.03 796
30.43 1:04.87 (34.44)
1:40.02 (35.15) 2:17.03 (37.01)
11 Wall, Eli 95 GO/UTOR 2:18.85 2:17.93 780
31.41 1:06.29 (34.88)
1:41.97 (35.68) 2:17.93 (35.96)
12 Kostiuk, Nick 93 KEYANO 2:18.57 2:18.23 775
31.12 1:05.74 (34.62)
1:41.08 (35.34) 2:18.23 (37.15)
13 Stephenson, Mat 90 GMAC 2:19.32 2:19.80 749
31.80 1:07.37 (35.57)
1:43.19 (35.82) 2:19.80 (36.61)
14 Déry-Bergeron, 94 ROUGE ET OR 2:20.16 2:21.06 729
31.59 1:07.62 (36.03)
1:44.71 (37.09) 2:21.06 (36.35)
15 Perron, Dillon 91 UMAN 2:18.61 2:21.14 728
31.87 1:07.33 (35.46)
1:44.04 (36.71) 2:21.14 (37.10)
16 Boucher, Jerome 92 RIVERAINS 2:19.94 2:21.82 718
32.27 1:07.92 (35.65)
1:44.57 (36.65) 2:21.82 (37.25)

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