Canadian Olympic Trials, Day 3: Kylie Masse Delivers Quick Prelims Time with 58.27

MASSE Kylie CAN Gold Medal 50m Backstroke Women Final Swimming FINA 19th World Championships Budapest 2022 Budapest, Duna Arena 22/06/22 Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
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Canadian Olympic Trials, Day 3: Kylie Masse Delivers Quick Prelims Time with 58.27

Kylie Masse is in good form in her first major swim at Canadian Olympic Trials, throwing down a time of 58.27 seconds Wednesday.

That swim is the fifth-fastest time in the world this year. It’s under the Olympic A cut, and it puts Masse more than two seconds clear of the field in her bid to make a third Olympics.

All the action from the third day of prelims:

Men’s 200 freestyle

Patrick Hussey led the way for the Canadians, who do have an 800 free relay they’re looking to stock.

Hussey clocked in at 1:47.81. Second was Josh Liendo in 1:47.83, making him the night’s favorite. Finlay Knox is third in 1:48.26 as he looks to add another relay to his schedule. Alex Axon was fourth ahead of Lorne Wigginton. That top five plus Jeremy Bagshaw all broke 1:49. The A cut is 1:46.26.

Women’s 100 backstroke

Kylie Masse, the national record holder at 57.70, was more than two seconds ahead of her toughest competitor, Ingrid Wilm. The sprinter was second in 1:00.52. She’ll be chasing 59.99 for the A cut.

Third was Regan Rathwell, .01 up on Delia Lloyd. Of note was Taylor Ruck finishing sixth in 1:01.30. Ruck scratched the 200 free a day earlier.

Summer McIntosh, who was entered in the 100 back, opted to scratch for an off day.

Men’s 200 breaststroke

Oliver Dawson is the to seed, having dropped three seconds to set the Canadian Age Group Record. He led the field in 2:14.20, clipping a tenth off the mark of Gabe Mastromatteo from 2019.

It’s a tall climb for anyone to hit an A cut (2:09.68). Justice Migneault was second in 2:14.86. Brayden Taivassalo was a distant third in 2:17.83. Mastromatteo was a disappointing ninth in 2:19.38.

The evening will include the fastest heat in the women’s 1,500 free. Emma Finlin is the top seed at 16:15.77, nearly 30 seconds ahead of second seed Laila Oravsky. The Olympic A cut is 16:09.99.

In Para swimming, Sebastian Massabie went 3:00.34 in the 150-meter IM, clipping nearly four seconds off his national record from last month. Massabie is an SM4 swimmer.

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9 days ago

It would be cool if the article said what event this was about.

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