Taylor Ruck Breaks 100 Free Meet Record at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Taylor Ruck
Photo Courtesy: Donna Nelson

Taylor Ruck of Canada leads the competition going into tonight’s finals with a 53.95, a new championship meet record. Ruck’s swift time replaces the former record of 54.47 set by Siobhan Haughey in 2013.

Japan’s Rikako Ikee claimed the second-place seed with a swift time of 54.92, making Ikee and Ruck the only two athletes with a sub-55 time in prelims.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada turned in a time of 55.07 to grab the third-place seed and a spot in the middle of the pool for tonight’s semi-finals.

Russia’s Arina Openysheva posted a finishing time of 55.28 to grab the fourth-place seed, while Stanzi Moseley of the USA dashed to a 55.30 for the fifth-place seed.

Australian teammates Lucy Elizabeth McJannett and Shayna Jack claimed sixth and seventh respectively. McJannett posted a final time of 55.31 from heat six, while Jack finished with a 55.48 from heat eight.

Japan’s Sachi Mochida rounds out the top eight with a time of 55.67.

USA’s Lauren Pitzer (55.85), China’s Tang Yuting (55.95), Russia’s Daria Mullakaeva (56.02), Hungary’s Flora Molnar (56.44) and Bettina Boszormenyi (56.44), Great Britain’s Georgia Coates (56.51), the Czech Republic’s (56.55), and Brazil’s Gabrielle Roncatto (56.64) complete the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

Taylor Ruck of Canada leads the competition going into tonight’s finals with a 53.95, a new championship meet record. Ruck’s swift time replaces the former record of 54.47 set by Siobhan Haughey in 2013.

Japan’s Rikako Ikee claimed the second-place seed with a swift time of 54.92, making Ikee and Ruck the only two athletes with a sub-55 time in prelims.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada turned in a time of 55.07 to grab the third-place seed and a spot in the middle of the pool for tonight’s semi-finals.

Russia’s Arina Openysheva posted a finishing time of 55.28 to grab the fourth-place seed, while Stanzi Moseley of the USA dashed to a 55.30 for the fifth-place seed.

Australian teammates Lucy Elizabeth McJannett and Shayna Jack claimed sixth and seventh respectively. McJannett posted a final time of 55.31 from heat six, while Jack finished with a 55.48 from heat eight.

Japan’s Sachi Mochida rounds out the top eight with a time of 55.67.

USA’s Lauren Pitzer (55.85), China’s Tang Yuting (55.95), Russia’s Daria Mullakaeva (56.02), Hungary’s Flora Molnar (56.44) and Bettina Boszormenyi (56.44), Great Britain’s Georgia Coates (56.51), the Czech Republic’s (56.55), and Brazil’s Gabrielle Roncatto (56.64) complete the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results