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.