2016 Canadian Olympic Trials: Four Big Things From Day Two Prelims

Four big things happened Tuesday morning at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials that stood out as we head into finals:

#1 Kylie Masse Breaks Canadian Record

Kylie Masse threw down a huge best time this morning in order to break the previous Canadian record in the women’s 100m backstroke. Masse was a 59.17 at the touch in order to beat Sinead Russell’s 2011 record of 59.68 from the 2011 World Championships.

This puts the UofT swimmer in a great position to make the Olympic team in the 100m backstroke in a field flooded with talent.

Masse’s record is the third of the competition following Brittany MacLean’s 400 freestyle record and Penny Oleksiak’s 100 fly record.

#2 Elizabeth Beisel Cracks Top 10 World Rankings In 400 IM

While this meet isn’t going to qualify Beisel for the Olympic Games, it serves as a stepping stone heading into Olympic Trials in Omaha.

Beisel was a 4:35.82 this morning in the 400m IM to put up the sixth fastest time of the year. It’s also the second fastest Beisel has ever been out of international competition or a US Nationals meet showing just where she’s at heading into Omaha.

Beisel will be swimming this event tonight in the consolation final.

#3 Two National Records In the 50m Breaststroke

Tammy Cunnington started things off this morning with a new national record in the women’s SB3 50m breaststroke.

Right after Cunnington’s performance, Jonathan Dieleman set a new national record in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 50.39.

#4 Nicolaas Dekker Takes Top Seed In 200 Fly

Nicolaas Dekker dared to move into a territory that has been owned by Zack Chetrat since 2013, taking the top seed in the 200m fly with a 1:59.35.

He was just ahead of Coleman Allen who took the second seed in 1:59.39. Canadian record holder Zack Chetrat was the sixth best overall in 2:01.84.


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Daniel Carrera Pineyro
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