2016 Canadian Trials: Day Two Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with finals of day two of the 2016 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials. Today’s final events include:

  • Women’s 100 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 100 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 200 Fly
  • Women’s 100 Back
  • Men’s 100 Back
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 50 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 50 Breast PARA

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Women’s 100 Breast PARA:

Sarah Girard maintained her spot at the top of the qualifiers list with a time of 1:23.08 in the women’s 100 breaststroke. Girard swims in the S9 division and bettered her prelims time of 1:24.52.

Katarina Roxon grabbed second overall with a time of 1:24.25, while Reilly Bird was third with a time of 1:25.77. Both Roxon and Bird are also part of the S9 division.

Men’s 100 Breast PARA:

James Leroux topped the field in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke with a final time of 1:11.41 in the S9 division.

Maxime Rousselles battled for second, finishing a slim .03 seconds behind Leroux with a time of 1:11.44 in the S14 division.

Isaac Bouckley rounded out the top three with a time of 1:12.53 for the S10 division.

Men’s 200 Fly:

Mack Darragh rose to the top of the leaderboard in the men’s 200-meter fly after posting a 1:58.22 in finals. Darragh bettered upon his prelims time of 2:00.56 to move up from third.

Nicolaas Dekker, this morning’s leader with a 1:59.35, succeeded in shaving about half of a second off his time to stop the clock with a 1:58.87.

Zack Chetrat posted a 1:59.08 to finish third and be the only other athlete under the 2-minute mark.

Women’s 100 Back:

Kylie Masse uncorked an unbelievably quick 59.06 to lower her own Canadian Record in the 100-meter back. Masse re-set the record this morning at a 59.17, before lowering it again tonight. Masse’s time shoots her to second in the world rankings for 2016 behind only Emily Seebohm (59.03).

Dominique Bouchard delivered a 59.96 to finish second overall and was the only other athlete under the one-minute mark.

Hilary Caldwell grabbed third in the event with a time of 1:00.21.

Men’s 100 Back: 

Javier Acevedo flirted with a new Canadian Record in the men’s 100-meter backstroke, stopping the clock at 53.67. The Canadian Record currently sits at a 53.63.

Russell Wood, the top seed after prelims, finished second overall with a time of 54.47. Wood managed to shave .40 seconds off his prelims time of 54.87.

Markus Thormeyer moved up to third in finals with a time of 54.59.

Women’s 400 IM:

Sydney Pickrem and Emily Overholt battled for first in the women’s 400-meter IM, finishing .16 seconds apart. Pickrem topped the competition with a final time of 4:38.54 over Overholt’s 4:38.50. Both Pickrem and Overholt finished under the Olympic Qualifying time of 4:43.46.

Pickrem and Overholt move to eleventh and twelfth in the world rankings respectively.

Erika Sektenreich-Hodgson rounded out the top three with a time of 4:43.87.

Women’s 50 Breast PARA:

Tammy Cunnington, swimming in the S4 division, lowered her time in the 50-meter breaststroke from a 1:16.44 to a 1:16.28. Cunnington is the only athlete to swim this event in the S4 division this year.

Men’s 50 Breast PARA:

Jonathan Dieleman finished first in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke, although he added slightly to his prelims time. Dieleman stopped the clock at a 50.93, adding .66 seconds to his prelims time of 50.39.

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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