Canadian Olympic Trials: Penny Oleksiak, Kelsey Wog Earn Top Seeds for Day 2 Finals

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Kelsey Wog; Photo Courtesy: Gerard Richardson/Swimming Canada

 Canadian Olympic Trials: Penny Oleksiak, Kelsey Wog Earn Top Seeds for Day 2 Finals

Penny Oleksiak and Kelsey Wog won their events in prelims of the Canadian Olympic Trials Sunday morning to earn the top seed in the evening finals.

Oleksiak, who entered as the top seed, was within seven tenths of her seed time with a 1:57.07 in prelims. That’s the only A cut in a race for which Oleksiak was pre-selected to Tokyo.

Second was Summer McIntosh in 1:57.40, followed by Rebecca Smith and Katerine Savard. Savard qualified for the Games in the 100 fly on the first night of competition. Spots for the 800 free relay in Tokyo are up for grabs.

Prelims provided two surprises. Third seed Emily Overholt went 2:00.53 to squeak into finals in ninth. She was seeded at 1:57.26.

Missing finals altogether is Taylor Ruck. She was more than four seconds slower than her seed to go 2:01.06 and finish 12th. That time is more than six seconds slower than her Canadian record in the event. Ruck has qualified for the Games Saturday night in the 100 back.

Women’s 200 Freestyle

Event 7  Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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     CANADIAN: N 1:54.44  2018-08-09Taylor Ruck, SCAR
    OLYMPIC A: A 1:57.28
    Name                 Year Team                 Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Oleksiak, Penelope     00 TSC               1:56.41    1:57.07A 
         r:+0.70              56.59 ( )
      1:57.07 (1:00.48)                    
  2 McIntosh, Summer       06 ESWIM             1:57.65    1:57.40  
    r:+0.79  27.47        57.22 (29.75)
        1:27.12 (29.90)     1:57.40 (30.28)
  3 Smith, Rebecca         00 SCAR              1:57.81    1:58.70  
    r:+0.76  27.40        57.52 (30.12)
        1:28.12 (30.60)     1:58.70 (30.58)
  4 Savard, Katerine       93 CAMO              1:59.74    1:58.71  
    r:+0.67  27.69        57.75 (30.06)
        1:28.50 (30.75)     1:58.71 (30.21)
  5 Harvey, Mary-Sophie    99 CAMO              2:00.94    1:58.94  
    r:+0.73  27.90        58.19 (30.29)
        1:28.36 (30.17)     1:58.94 (30.58)
  6 Douthwright, Brooklyn  03 CNBO              1:59.69    1:59.12  
    r:+0.68  27.81        57.40 (29.59)
        1:27.77 (30.37)     1:59.12 (31.35)
  7 Sanchez, Kayla         01 AAC               1:57.32    1:59.20  
    r:+0.72  27.27        56.98 (29.71)
        1:27.91 (30.93)     1:59.20 (31.29)
  8 Ackman, Alyson         93 PCSC              1:58.85    2:00.44  
    r:+0.61  27.65        57.72 (30.07)
        1:29.00 (31.28)     2:00.44 (31.44)
  9 Overholt, Emily        97 UBCT              1:57.26    2:00.53  
    r:+0.72  28.24        58.28 (30.04)
        1:29.49 (31.21)     2:00.53 (31.04)
 10 O'Croinin, Emma        03 EKSC              1:58.64    2:00.63  
    r:+0.75  28.52        59.02 (30.50)
        1:29.88 (30.86)     2:00.63 (30.75)
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 11 Bellio, Katrina        04 ESWIM             2:00.25    2:00.83  
    r:+0.75  28.52        59.00 (30.48)
        1:30.07 (31.07)     2:00.83 (30.76)
 12 Ruck, Taylor           00 SCAR              1:56.97    2:01.06  
    r:+0.73  27.43        57.58 (30.15)
        1:28.71 (31.13)     2:01.06 (32.35)

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Kelsey Wog took care of business in the 100 breast, defending her top seed with a 1:06.92. that remains under an A cut and is .48 seconds off his best.

Second is Rachel Nicol in 1:07.73. Fourth is Sydney Pickrem in 1:08.30, 1.1 seconds off her seed time. Also surprisingly low in prelims was Kierra Smith, the second seed entering the race, who is sixth with a 1:08.60.

Wog is the only holder of an A cut from Canada. No one has been pre-selected for the event. (Pickrem is qualified in the 200 breast and both individual medleys.)

Event 9  Women 100 LC Meter Breaststroke
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     CANADIAN: N 1:05.74  2009-07-09Annamay Pierse, UBCD
    OLYMPIC A: A 1:07.07
    Name                 Year Team                 Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Wog, Kelsey            98 UM                1:06.44    1:06.92A 
    r:+0.66  31.61      1:06.92 (35.31)
  2 Nicol, Rachel          93 LASC              1:07.94    1:07.73  
    r:+0.69  31.64      1:07.73 (36.09)
  3 Wiseman, Avery         02 OSC               1:08.60    1:07.86  
    r:+0.67  31.69      1:07.86 (36.17)
  4 Pickrem, Sydney        97 TSC               1:07.20    1:08.30  
    r:+0.65  32.37      1:08.30 (35.93)
  5 Kucheran, Nina         00 MAC               1:08.51    1:08.52  
    r:+0.65  32.16      1:08.52 (36.36)
  6 Smith, Kierra          94 KAJ               1:06.54    1:08.60  
    r:+0.81  32.37      1:08.60 (36.23)
  7 Herbert, Bailey        02 LOSC              1:09.80    1:09.88  
    r:+0.74  32.77      1:09.88 (37.11)
  8 Ivanov, Kathryn        03 LAC               1:11.09    1:09.99  
    r:+0.66  32.58      1:09.99 (37.41)
  9 L'Archeveque, Alicia   04 UCSC              1:12.08    1:11.64  
    r:+0.70  32.91      1:11.64 (38.73)
 10 Spencer, Madeline      03 TSC               1:10.92    1:12.16  
    r:+0.66  33.42      1:12.16 (38.74)

Men’s 200 Freestyle

Jeremy Bagshaw was the only swimmer under 1:50 to take the top seed in prelims with a 1:49.60. Three swimmers entered with seed times under 1:50, with Ruslan Gaziev and Carson Olafson finishing third and fourth, respectively. Peter Brothers, who won the 400 free Saturday night, is the second seed after a 1:50.08. An A cut (1:47.02) would require a huge drop from someone.

Event 8  Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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     CANADIAN: N 1:46.40  2008-08-10Brent Hayden, UBCD
    OLYMPIC A: A 1:47.02
    Name                 Year Team                 Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bagshaw, Jeremy        92 ISC               1:49.03    1:49.60  
    r:+0.70  26.28        53.83 (27.55)
        1:22.00 (28.17)     1:49.60 (27.60)
  2 Brothers, Peter        96 UCSC              1:51.27    1:50.08  
    r:+0.72  25.87        53.06 (27.19)
        1:21.01 (27.95)     1:50.08 (29.07)
  3 Gaziev, Ruslan         99 ESWIM             1:49.33    1:50.55  
    r:+0.67  25.73        53.73 (28.00)
        1:22.35 (28.62)     1:50.55 (28.20)
  4 Olafson, Carson        97 UBCT              1:49.59    1:50.56  
    r:+0.71  25.83        53.86 (28.03)
        1:22.51 (28.65)     1:50.56 (28.05)
  5 Axon, Alexander        03 MAC               1:53.91    1:51.07  
    r:+0.70  25.97        53.81 (27.84)
        1:22.84 (29.03)     1:51.07 (28.23)
  6 Godolphin, Bernard     99 NN                1:51.86    1:51.19  
    r:+0.62  25.73        53.66 (27.93)
        1:22.33 (28.67)     1:51.19 (28.86)
  7 Murdock, Cale          97 WLBF              1:51.06    1:52.01  
    r:+0.71  26.26        54.15 (27.89)
        1:22.96 (28.81)     1:52.01 (29.05)
  7 Tierney, Blake         02 UBCT              1:55.24    1:52.01  
    r:+0.66  25.56        53.64 (28.08)
        1:22.72 (29.08)     1:52.01 (29.29)
  9 Neri, Parker           99 UNCAN             1:50.75    1:52.22  
    r:+0.69  25.73        53.86 (28.13)
        1:22.74 (28.88)     1:52.22 (29.48)
 10 Palaschuk, Brian       98 UOFC              1:51.93    1:52.35  
    r:+0.65  25.80        54.05 (28.25)
        1:23.37 (29.32)     1:52.35 (28.98)

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Gabe Mastromatteo hopes to etch his name into the list of young Canadian men getting to Tokyo. He set a personal best of 1:00.11, down from a seed of 1:00.69, to earn the top seed in finals. He’ll try to edge closer to the FINA A cut of 59.93. The 19-year-old could also challenge the Canadian record of 59.85 set by Scott Dickens in 2012.

Second in prelims is a swimmer 10 years Mastromatteo’s senior, Richard Funk, who was the top seed entering the meet. He’s second in finals at 1:00.93, with James Dergousoff one hundredth behind.

Event 10  Men 100 LC Meter Breaststroke
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     CANADIAN: N 59.85  2012-07-28Scott Dickens, PDSA
    OLYMPIC A: A 59.93
    Name                 Year Team                 Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Mastromatteo, Gabe     02 KSS               1:00.69    1:00.11  
    r:+0.64  27.76      1:00.11 (32.35)
  2 Funk, Richard          92 TSC               1:00.62    1:00.93  
    r:+0.63  28.24      1:00.93 (32.69)
  3 Dergousoff, James      96 UL                1:02.00    1:00.94  
    r:+0.67  28.93      1:00.94 (32.01)
  4 Wall, Eli              95 TSC               1:01.70    1:01.21  
    r:+0.72  28.78      1:01.21 (32.43)
  5 Migneault, Justice     02 UBCT              1:03.60    1:01.73  
    r:+0.71  28.73      1:01.73 (33.00)
  6 Hess, Apollo           02 UOFL              1:03.80    1:02.22  
    r:+0.66  28.72      1:02.22 (33.50)
  7 Aylward, Graeme        00 MMST              1:03.21    1:02.30  
    r:+0.70  28.80      1:02.30 (33.50)
  8 Kamminga, Frederik     98 EKSC              1:03.54    1:02.89  
    r:+0.72  29.03      1:02.89 (33.86)
  9 Milanovic, Alexander   02 ESWIM             1:02.20    1:03.44  
    r:+0.76  29.09      1:03.44 (34.35)
 10 Lisoway, Justin        00 CASC              1:04.82    1:03.52  
    r:+0.68  28.83      1:03.52 (34.69)

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