WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 17. JULIA Wilkinson lowered her Canadian record in the women's 100 back during the first morning of finals at the Canadian Summer Open Nationals.
Wilkinson clocked a time of 1:00.59, knocking nearly a second from her 1:01.41 set earlier this year. Katy Murdoch placed second in 1:02.06, while Elizabeth Wycliffe took third in 1:02.67.
Savannah King, 16, walked away with the women's 1500 free title in 16:52.25, while Zsofi Balazs finished second in 17:01.63 and Mexico's Miyamoto Castaneda placed third in 17:12.36.
Canadian-record holder Annamay Pierse cruised in the women's 50 breast to a winning time of 32.15. Chelsey Salli (32.49) and Bronwyn Pasloski (32.74), both 16 years old, placed second and third, respectively.
Minkwang Shu captured the men's 50 breast in 28.73, just touching out Scott Dickens (28.75). Mike Brown wound up third in 29.12.
In a longer-distance affair, Genevieve Saumur held off Erica Morningstar, 2:01.43 to 2:01.78, in the women's 200 free. Alexandra Gabor, 15, finished third in 2:02.27.
Brent Hayden, meanwhile, snagged the men's 200 free title in 1:47.43. Brian Johns placed second in 1:48.88, while Rick Say took third in 1:49.19.
The men's 100 back went to Matt Rose in 54.92. Tobias Oriwol (55.88) and Matthew Swanston (57.24) rounded out the top three.
MacKenzie Downing garnered gold in the women's 200 fly with a 2:09.85, while Audrey Lacroix (2:10.04) and Tanya Hunks (2:11.99) raced to second and third, respectively.
Juan Veloz concluded the morning with a time of 1:59.53 to win the men's 200 fly. Stefan Hirniak (2:00.07) and Adam Sioui (2:00.25) comprised the rest of the podium.