Canadian Olympic Trials: Kelsey Wog Adds Second Win in 200 Breast

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Kelsey Wog; Photo Courtesy: Scott Grant/Swimming Canada

Canadian Olympic Trials: Kelsey Wog Adds Second Win in 200 Breast

Kelsey Wog might not be the headliner for the Canadian women’s delegation. The Winnipeg native may not have traveled the most common path to Olympic swimming glory.

But Wog is going to be a factor come Tokyo in a couple of events for the burgeoning Canadian program.

Wog won the 200-meter breaststroke Tuesday at Canadian Olympic Trials. It’s her second win in four days at the meet and third Olympic event. She already had an A cut, but reinforced that with a 2:23.40 to win the event.

“I guess I’m happy for how it went for it being the third day of racing in a row,” Wog said. “I was definitely hoping to go a little bit faster, and I think I’m still able to, but after the third day of racing, I can’t complain.”

Second was Kierra Smith in 2:25.73. That’s shy of an A cut she already had entering the meet. She’ll miss out on Tokyo, though, given that Sydney Pickrem was pre-selected to the games with a time of 2:22.63. Pickrem scratched the swim today to focus on the 200 IM Monday and 400 IM Wednesday.

Third in the 200 breast was Avery Wiseman, the 18-year-old going 2:26.85. Florida State’s Nina Kucheran was fourth in 2:27.54.

For Wog, it’s a third event on her Olympic program. And while the 22-year-old University of Manitoba grad may not have the pedigree some of her national teammates, she’s one to watch in Tokyo.

“This past year and a half has been pretty crazy,” Wog said. “Training has been pretty sporadic until about January when I was able to start getting in the pool every day, twice a day and put in the work. It feels really good to get the job done here. It still doesn’t feel real, and I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks.”

Event 17  Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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     CANADIAN: N 2:20.12  2009-07-30Annamay Pierse, UBCD
    OLYMPIC A: A 2:25.52
    Name                 Year Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Wog, Kelsey            98 UM                2:25.89    2:23.40A 
    r:+0.71  32.75      1:09.02 (36.27)
        1:45.91 (36.89)     2:23.40 (37.49)
  2 Smith, Kierra          94 KAJ               2:29.84    2:25.73  
    r:+0.87  33.82      1:11.01 (37.19)
        1:48.48 (37.47)     2:25.73 (37.25)
  3 Wiseman, Avery         02 OSC               2:26.90    2:26.85  
    r:+0.72  32.83      1:09.66 (36.83)
        1:47.34 (37.68)     2:26.85 (39.51)
  4 Kucheran, Nina         00 MAC               2:31.07    2:27.54  
    r:+0.68  33.14      1:10.07 (36.93)
        1:47.79 (37.72)     2:27.54 (39.75)
  5 Herbert, Bailey        02 LOSC              2:31.02    2:29.36  
    r:+0.74  33.87      1:11.74 (37.87)
        1:49.96 (38.22)     2:29.36 (39.40)
  6 McDonald, Abigail      01 GMAC              2:35.62    2:35.38  
    r:+0.70  35.08      1:14.14 (39.06)
        1:53.97 (39.83)     2:35.38 (41.41)
  7 Mollin, Nina           04 MAC               2:38.18    2:37.11  
    r:+0.69  34.87      1:14.05 (39.18)
        1:54.70 (40.65)     2:37.11 (42.41)
  8 Guan, Tina             03 CHENA             2:39.42    2:39.29  
    r:+0.78  36.49      1:17.41 (40.92)
        1:58.04 (40.63)     2:39.29 (41.25)
  9 Spencer, Madeline      03 TSC               2:39.68    2:40.84  
    r:+0.64  34.73      1:14.34 (39.61)
        1:56.83 (42.49)     2:40.84 (44.01)

Men’s 200 breaststroke

Eli Wall worked the middle 100 to coast to victory in 2:12.16, a personal best by more than a half second, but it remained shy of the A standard.

Second was Frederick Kamminga, who lopped more than two seconds off his prelims time to go 2:13.91. James Dergousoff was quicker than prelims in 2:14.05 but settled for third.

Event 18  Men 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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     CANADIAN: N 2:08.84  2008-08-13Mike Brown, UCSC
    OLYMPIC A: A 2:10.35
    Name                 Year Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Wall, Eli              95 TSC               2:13.94    2:12.16  
    r:+0.76  30.30      1:03.67 (33.37)
        1:37.39 (33.72)     2:12.16 (34.77)
  2 Kamminga, Frederik     98 EKSC              2:16.20    2:13.91  
    r:+0.71  30.14      1:04.34 (34.20)
        1:38.99 (34.65)     2:13.91 (34.92)
  3 Dergousoff, James      96 UL                2:14.59    2:14.05  
    r:+0.71  30.52      1:04.28 (33.76)
        1:38.89 (34.61)     2:14.05 (35.16)
  4 Hess, Apollo           02 UOFL              2:16.26    2:14.92  
    r:+0.66  29.61      1:03.67 (34.06)
        1:38.23 (34.56)     2:14.92 (36.69)
  5 Migneault, Justice     02 UBCT              2:17.41    2:16.50  
    r:+0.72  30.17      1:04.34 (34.17)
        1:39.82 (35.48)     2:16.50 (36.68)
  6 Aylward, Graeme        00 MMST              2:17.54    2:16.69  
    r:+0.73  31.31      1:06.05 (34.74)
        1:41.29 (35.24)     2:16.69 (35.40)
  7 Koueiki, Jeremy        03 CAMO              2:18.92    2:17.69  
    r:+0.72  31.46      1:06.32 (34.86)
        1:42.45 (36.13)     2:17.69 (35.24)
  8 Park, Kevin            03 CREST             2:19.96    2:18.30  
    r:+0.61  31.42      1:06.48 (35.06)
        1:42.52 (36.04)     2:18.30 (35.78)
  9 Mastromatteo, Gabe     02 KSS               2:19.03    2:18.78  
    r:+0.68  31.01      1:06.79 (35.78)
        1:41.98 (35.19)     2:18.78 (36.80)
 10 Hemeon, Brayden        01 GOLD              2:19.38    2:19.96  
    r:+0.68  30.60      1:05.83 (35.23)
        1:42.40 (36.57)     2:19.96 (37.56)

Women’s 200 butterfly

Emily Overholt rallied from the second seed after prelims, getting her hand to the wall first in 2:11.16. It’s her best time by a second and a half. The time was well behind the Olympic A cut of 2:08.43.

Mabel Zavaros was second in 2:12.19, with Daniella Hanus second in 2:12.42.

Event 19  Women 200 LC Meter Butterfly
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     CANADIAN: N 2:05.95  2009-07-30Audrey Lacroix, CAMO
    OLYMPIC A: A 2:08.43
    Name                 Year Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Overholt, Emily        97 UBCT              2:12.62    2:11.16  
    r:+0.73  29.44      1:02.41 (32.97)
        1:36.27 (33.86)     2:11.16 (34.89)
  2 Zavaros, Mabel         00 MAC               2:11.31    2:12.19  
    r:+0.71  29.15      1:02.38 (33.23)
        1:36.97 (34.59)     2:12.19 (35.22)
  3 Hanus, Danielle        98 ISC               2:14.32    2:12.42  
    r:+0.71  29.30      1:03.21 (33.91)
        1:37.18 (33.97)     2:12.42 (35.24)
  4 Jansen, Ella           05 ESWIM             2:17.05    2:13.56  
    r:+0.82  29.77      1:04.21 (34.44)
        1:37.70 (33.49)     2:13.56 (35.86)
  5 Field, Josie           01 UBCT              2:14.11    2:14.31  
    r:+0.75  30.40      1:04.63 (34.23)
        1:39.51 (34.88)     2:14.31 (34.80)
  6 Kwan, Victoria         00 ESWIM             2:15.41    2:16.17  
    r:+0.78  30.64      1:04.50 (33.86)
        1:39.89 (35.39)     2:16.17 (36.28)
  7 Fernandes, Aryanna     00 AAC               2:16.82    2:16.74  
    r:+0.70  30.47      1:04.81 (34.34)
        1:41.24 (36.43)     2:16.74 (35.50)
  8 Sasseville, Genevieve  03 WS                2:16.75    2:17.19  
    r:+0.76  29.46      1:03.57 (34.11)
        1:39.16 (35.59)     2:17.19 (38.03)
  9 Willar, Lora           02 PCSC              2:17.25    2:18.79  
    r:+0.77  30.94      1:06.13 (35.19)
        1:42.11 (35.98)     2:18.79 (36.68)
 10 Minic, Catherine       03 GPP               2:17.53    2:18.94  
    r:+0.75  30.66      1:05.63 (34.97)
        1:42.00 (36.37)     2:18.94 (36.94)

Men’s 200 butterfly

Mack Darragh was easily the class of the field to win the event in 1:58.10. But he fell short of his seed time, which was two tenths off the Olympic A standard. A 1:56.48 is required for automatic passage to Tokyo.

Second was Montana Champagne, cracking two minutes in 1:59.34. Patrick Hussey was third, leading three 2:00-points.

Event 20  Men 200 LC Meter Butterfly
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     CANADIAN: N 1:56.27  2018-08-10Mack Darragh, OAK
    OLYMPIC A: A 1:56.48
    Name                 Year Team              Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Darragh, Mack          93 OAK               1:59.11    1:58.10  
    r:+0.68  25.62        54.84 (29.22)
        1:25.62 (30.78)     1:58.10 (32.48)
  2 Champagne, Montana     96 GO                2:00.48    1:59.34  
    r:+0.70  26.11        55.83 (29.72)
        1:26.79 (30.96)     1:59.34 (32.55)
  3 Hussey, Patrick        01 PCSC              2:00.91    2:00.51  
    r:+0.68  26.98        58.22 (31.24)
        1:29.37 (31.15)     2:00.51 (31.14)
  4 Wu, Yu Tong            04 SKSC              2:01.64    2:00.67  
    r:+0.74  27.20        58.27 (31.07)
        1:30.07 (31.80)     2:00.67 (30.60)
  5 Loewen, Benjamin       04 CREST             2:00.27    2:00.97  
    r:+0.60  26.92        57.81 (30.89)
        1:29.66 (31.85)     2:00.97 (31.31)
  6 Sava, Michael          02 RAMAC             2:01.24    2:01.26  
    r:+0.77  26.85        57.50 (30.65)
        1:29.59 (32.09)     2:01.26 (31.67)
  7 Lim, Dmitriy           00 UBCT              2:03.11    2:01.88  
    r:+0.67  26.75        57.23 (30.48)
        1:28.92 (31.69)     2:01.88 (32.96)
  8 Duke, Nicolas          98 UL                2:03.97    2:04.74  
    r:+0.71  27.87        59.82 (31.95)
        1:31.43 (31.61)     2:04.74 (33.31)
  9 Paulins, Sebastian     98 BRANT             2:04.94    2:04.80  
    r:+0.67  28.00        59.66 (31.66)
        1:31.69 (32.03)     2:04.80 (33.11)
 10 Vanherk, Brendan       99 ROD               2:05.47    2:06.43  
    r:+0.69  27.06        58.09 (31.03)
        1:31.34 (33.25)     2:06.43 (35.09)

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