Men’s 400 Medley Relay National Record Goes Down in Final Night of Canadian Championships

CALGARY, Alberta, July 29. THE foursome of Pascal Wollach (55.85), Mike Brown (1:01.74), Adam Sioui (53.92) and Joel Greenshields (50.35) broke a 17-year-old Canadian record in the men's 400 medley relay to close the final night of long course meter swimming at the Canadian National Championships. The quartet clocked a time of 3:41.86 to eclipse the 3:42.44 set by the University of Calgary on Aug. 4, 1990.

In other action, Mackenzie Downing claimed her fourth individual title at the meet with a time of 8:55.84 in the women's 800 free. She added that title to the butterfly sweep she had already accomplished in the 50 (27.36), 100 (59.47) and 200 (2:10.84).

Stephanie Horner then matched her 400 free title with a victory in the women's 200 IM when she touched out Erica Morningstar, 2:15.01 to 2:15.32. In the men's 200 IM, Keith Beavers dominated the race in 2:03.49 after already winning the 200 back (2:01.17) earlier in the week.

Erica Morningstar (25.62) and Brent Hayden (22.80) won the 50 freestyle events to give both swimmers the 50-100 free sweep at the meet. Hayden had won the 100 in 49.51, while Morningstar actually tripled with triumphs in the 100 (54.98) and 200 (1:59.71).

Mike Brown concluded a 100-200 breaststroke effort with a time of 2:13.52 in the 200 after winning the 100 in 1:02.27 previously. Meanwhile, Chelsey Salli won her only individual title of the meet with a time of 2:31.41 in the 200.

Ryan Cochrane completed individual action at the meet by capturing his third title. This time, he turned in a 15:36.35 in the 1500 free to add that crown to the 400 (3:57.27) and 800 (8:15.45) he'd already won this meet.

In the women's 400 medley relay, the contingent of Kelly Stefanyshyn, Hanna Pierse, Erin Miller and Maya Beaudry won in 4:14.09.