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.