Sinead Russell Pockets Second Backstroke Gold in As Many Nights in Canada

VICTORIA, Canada, April 4. THE second evening of the Canadian World Championship Trials proved to be exciting, with plenty of close finishes throughout the night.

Victoria Poon touched out Sandrine Mainville by the slimmest of margins in the women's 100-meter free, 55.31 to 55.32, while Chantal Van Landeghem finished just behind with a third-place 55.35 in what proved to be an extremely close finale. Samantha Cheverton wound up fourth in 55.67.

Joel Greenshields followed with a 50.36 to top the men's 100-meter free. Tommy Gossland snared second-place honors in 50.50, just touching out third-place finisher Hassaan Abdel-Khalik's third-place 50.57. Luke Peddie picked up fourth-place honors in 50.62.

Tera Van Beilen earned the women's 100-meter breaststroke crown with a time of 1:08.15. Chelsey Salli finished second in 1:08.95, while Jillian Tyler snared third in 1:08.99. Richard Funk topped the men's 100-meter breast with a time of 1:00.87. Jason Block finished second in 1:01.91, while Warren Barnes posted a third-place effort of 1:02.37.

Alexa Komarnycky snatched the women's 400-meter IM title in 4:41.65, while Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson took second in 4:42.71. Marnie Oldershaw finished a distant third in 4:47.29. Alec Page crushed the field in the men's 400-meter IM with a time of 4:18.06, while Luke Reilly placed second in 4:22.36. Will Brothers completed the top three in 4:23.66.

Sinead Russell picked up her second backstroke win in as many nights with a 28.27 in the women's 50-meter backstroke. That swim nearly clipped Julia Wilkinson's meet record of 28.13 from 2013. Paige Miller touched second in 28.65, while Kristina Steins raced to third in 28.94.

Charles Francis followed with a 26.08 to surface victorious in the men's 50-meter back. Russell Wood placed second in 26.12, while Jeff Swanston pipped older brother Matthew, 26.14 to 26.17, for the third spot in the sprint backstroke.

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