Canadian Nationals Results: Ryan Cochrane Motors Home To Win 200 Freestyle

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 2. ONE of the best fields of eight swimmers on the men’s side lined up at the Canadian nationals in the 200 free final, fighting for a spot on the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific championships teams.

Coleman Allen took the race out hard, touching first at 50 and 100 meters. But distance star Ryan Cochrane was lurking and accelerated to the finish with a 1:49.04. The time wasn’t fast enough to automatically qualify in the event for international competition, as 1:48.35 stood as the standard to beat in the final. Cochrane will not need to worry about qualifying, though. As a world championship medalist in the 1500 free, all he has to do is finish third in the mile later this week to earn the chance to swim at a third Commonwealth Games and compete in Australia at the Pan Pacific championships.

Alec Page, Cochrane’s teammate at Island Swimming, touched second in 1:49.33 while Allen was third with a 1:49.40. Notably, Jeremy Bagshaw, the NCAA runner-up in the 1650 free, was fourth in 1:50.02 after qualifying seventh.

Event 4 Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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Sponsor: The Zone / The Q
World: w 1:42.00 7/28/2009 Paul Biedermann, GER
Canadian: n 1:46.40 8/10/2008 Brent Hayden, UBCD
Meet: m 1:46.99 4/1/2008 Colin Russell, DS
Meet Qualifying: 1:54.82
Name Year Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== A – Final ===

1 Cochrane, Ryan 88 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:49.65 1:49.04 818
26.75 54.25 (27.50)
1:21.80 (27.55) 1:49.04 (27.24)
2 Page, Alec 93 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:50.19 1:49.33 812
25.91 53.34 (27.43)
1:21.13 (27.79) 1:49.33 (28.20)
3 Allen, Coleman 93 UBCD/VNSC 1:49.76 1:49.40 810
25.31 52.86 (27.55)
1:20.69 (27.83) 1:49.40 (28.71)
4 Bagshaw, Jeremy 92 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:50.82 1:50.02 796
25.85 53.64 (27.79)
1:22.04 (28.40) 1:50.02 (27.98)
5 Milosevic, Stef 95 UBCD/VNSC 1:50.22 1:50.04 796
25.93 53.84 (27.91)
1:21.86 (28.02) 1:50.04 (28.18)
6 Abdel-Khalik, A 94 ESWIM 1:50.42 1:50.87 778
26.29 54.16 (27.87)
1:22.44 (28.28) 1:50.87 (28.43)
7 Brothers, Peter 96 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:51.37 1:51.85 758
26.60 54.82 (28.22)
1:23.37 (28.55) 1:51.85 (28.48)
8 Abdel-Khalik, H 91 ESWIM 1:50.64 1:52.25 750
26.08 54.14 (28.06)
1:23.09 (28.95) 1:52.25 (29.16)

=== B – Final ===

9 *Nielsen, Ander 91 UN-MI 1:50.39 1:48.89 821
25.66 53.20 (27.54)
1:20.91 (27.71) 1:48.89 (27.98)
10 Woodman, David 90 UCSC 1:51.58 1:50.80 780
26.34 54.27 (27.93)
1:22.67 (28.40) 1:50.80 (28.13)
11 Chan, Justin 95 UBCD/UBCT 1:51.62 1:52.06 754
26.59 55.06 (28.47)
1:23.82 (28.76) 1:52.06 (28.24)
12 Wise, Robert 92 LAC 1:51.67 1:52.41 747
25.99 54.46 (28.47)
1:23.77 (29.31) 1:52.41 (28.64)
13 Zanatta, Keegan 93 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:52.53 1:52.44 746
26.26 54.54 (28.28)
1:23.50 (28.96) 1:52.44 (28.94)
14 Brown, Jonathan 95 UBCD/VNSC 1:51.96 1:52.64 742
26.50 54.70 (28.20)
1:23.58 (28.88) 1:52.64 (29.06)
15 Hedlin, Eric 93 ISLAND SWIMMING 1:51.40 1:52.79 739
26.63 54.85 (28.22)
1:23.56 (28.71) 1:52.79 (29.23)
16 Despond, Frank 91 TSC 1:52.01 1:53.22 731
26.32 54.90 (28.58)
1:24.04 (29.14) 1:53.22 (29.18)

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Author: Jeff Commings

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