Rachel Nicol Rips Off Top 10 Time in 50 Breast in Canada

Photo Courtesy: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

SASKATOON, Canada, July 18. THE Canadian Summer Nationals featured a pair of top 15 times in the world tonight in Saskatoon.

Rachel Nicol blitzed the women’s 50-meter breaststroke finale with a 31.16. That’s a sizzling time that moved her to 10th in the world, bumping Jessica Hardy (31.17) out of the top 10 in the world. Fiona Doyle, who ranks 19th with a 31.32, took second tonight in 31.49, while Rebecca Terejko placed thir din 31.67.

After a sizzling 50 fly on night one, Noemie Thomas returned with another scorching in the women’s 100-meter fly tonight. She won the finale in 58.19 to vault to 12th in the SwimVortex world rankings. Jacomie Strydom finished a distant second in 1:00.49 with Monica Babits taking third in 1:01.42.

Jeremy Bagshaw won his third title of the meet with a 3:51.55 in the men’s 400-meter free. This after having already won the 100 (50.49) and 200 (1:48.72) freestyle events. Keegan Zanatta finished second tonight in 3:53.41 with Kier Maitland placing third in 3:55.48.

Dominique Bouchard captured the women’s 200-meter backstroke finale in 2:10.16, while Meryn McCann finished a distant second in 2:12.24. Annie Harrison wound up third in the finale with a time of 2:13.60. Matthew Myers topped the men’s 200-meter back in 2:01.99. Peter Brothers (2:03.73) and Adam Best (2:03.87) comprised the rest of the podium.

Danica Ludlow touched out Savannah King, 4:16.01 to 4:16.02, in the women’s 400-meter freestyle in what proved to be an exciting race. Samantha Harding rounded out the top three in 4:17.29. Matthew Dans won the men’s 100-meter fly in 54.59 with Alec Page taking second in 54.84. Nicolaas Dekker rounded out the top three in 55.15.

Sergey Holson won the men’s 50-meter breast in 28.50. Konrad Bald (28.51) and Jason Boock (28.71) also broke 29 seconds for second and third in the sprint breast.

Full results are on Meet Mobile.

Results For: Canadian Summer Nationals: Day Three

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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