Meet Record Triple Concludes Final Day of Bell Grand Prix

MONTREAL, Quebec, July 1. THREE meet records highlighted the final day of long course meter competition at the Bell Grand Prix held in Montreal, Quebec from June 28-July 1.

Adam Sioui opened the record-setting performances with a 2:00.60 in the men's 200 butterfly to knock two seconds off the 2:02.07 set by Tamas Kerekjarto last year. Meanwhile, Stefan Hirniak also surpassed the standard with a second-place 2:00.91.

Scott Dickens chopped a second off the men's 100 breaststroke standard with a time of 1:02.95. That performance eclipsed the 1:03.95 set by Matthew Huang in 2006. Additionally, Adam Mania lowered his meet standard in the men's 50 backstroke with a 25.99 in prelims before winning the title in 26.25 in finals.

Other winners in the men's meet included Keith Beavers with a 4:24.09 in the 400 IM, narrowly holding off Tobias Oriwol's second-place 4:29.38. Also, Colin Russell picked off Andrew Hurd in the 100 free with a time of 50.83 against Hurd's 51.08. Doug Van Wie also placed in the 100 free with a third-place 51.24. Kier Maitland concluded the men's meet with an 8:13.61 in the 800 free to win by more than 20 seconds.

Audrey Lacroix, the Canadian record holder in the women's 200 fly, touched in 2:13.14 for the title, while Annamay Pierse garnered the 100 breast crown in 1:09.94.

Jennifer Carroll clocked a 29.82 in the women's 50 back for the win, while Barbara Jardin accomplished a difficult double with victories in the 400 IM (4:56.92) and 800 free (8:55.43).

Genevieve Saumur completed the women's titlists with a time of 56.65 to claim the 100 free event.

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