2018 Canadian Pan Pac Trials: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


Day 3 finals from the 2018 Canadian Pan Pac Trials are set to get underway, featuring the 400 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 IM.

Among the names in the running to join the Pan Pac roster tonight are Sydney PickremSarah Darcel and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson in the women’s 200 IM, and Josiah Binnema in the men’s 100 fly.

We’ll also see the likes of Penny Oleksiak in the women’s 100 fly, Mackenzie Padington in the women’s 400 free, and Javier Acevedo in the men’s 200 IM.

Women’s 400 Free Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 4:10.57
  1. Mackenzie Padington, CRKW, 4:11.56
  2. Kennedy Goss, GGST, 4:12.66
  3. Emma O’Croinin, EKSC, 4:15.31

19-year-old Mackenzie Padington and 21-year-old Kennedy Goss duked it out in the final of the women’s 400 free, with Padington holding the slight advantage early before Goss took over the lead heading into the final 100. Padington pushed back, and sealed the win with a 31.41 last 50 in a time of 4:11.56. This is her second victory of the meet, also winning the 800 free on day 1.

Goss was just over a second back in 4:12.66, and ultimately falls two seconds shy of the FINA ‘A’ standard which would’ve booked her a ticket to the Pan Pacs. She was also three tenths off her season-best from April.

15-year-old Emma O’Croinin of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club continued her strong showing at the meet with a 3rd place finish in 4:15.31, improving her previous personal best of 4:17.17.

Men’s 400 Free Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 3:48.15
  1. Jeremy Bagshaw, ISC, 3:54.15
  2. Peter Brothers, UCSC, 3:55.79
  3. Nathan Beaudin-Bolduc, UL, 3:56.53

Island Swimming’s Jeremy Bagshaw got out to a big lead early in the men’s 400 free, and managed to hold off the University of Calgary Swim Club’s Peter Brothers down the stretch to win in a time of 3:54.15. Bagshaw has been as fast as 3:49.52 this year, a time he did while placing 5th at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Like Bagshaw did in the 200 free on day 1, Brothers had already qualified for the team from last night’s 1500, and took 2nd here in 3:55.79. Nathan Beaudin-Bolduc from the University of Laval threw down a big best time to take 3rd in 3:56.53, using a big last 50 to overtake Tristan Cote (3:57.08) who was 4th.

Women’s 100 Fly Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 58.48
  1. Penny Oleksiak, TSC, 58.37
  2. Maggie MacNeil, LAC, 58.44
  3. Danielle Hanus, ISC, 59.54

Penny Oleksiak and Maggie MacNeil had a very tight race to the wall in the women’s 100 fly, with MacNeil actually making up some ground on the back half, but it was Oleksiak who got her hand on the wall first in a time of 58.37. MacNeil was 58.44 for 2nd, a new personal best, and both got under the FINA ‘A’ standard (though both already qualified for the Pan Pac team).

Danielle Hanus ran down Haley Black on the second 50 for 3rd, touching in 59.54 to Black’s 59.86.

Men’s 100 Fly Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 52.29
  1. Josiah Binnema, UBCSC, 52.56
  2. Will Pisani, UNCAN, 53.17
  3. Carson Olafson, UBCSC, 53.51

After turning 3rd at the 50, UBC’s Josiah Binnema used a big 27.81 back half to win the men’s 100 fly definitively in a new personal best time of 52.56. He lowers his previous mark of 52.90 set at the 2017 World Trials last April. He is the first swimmer to add their name to the Pan Pac roster tonight.

Will Pisani was the early leader, turning in 24.42, but faded to 2nd in 53.17, still a big best time, and Binnema’s teammate Carson Olafson broke 54 for the first time for 3rd in 53.51. Owen DalyGamal Assaad and Alexandre Perreault all hit 53-highs for 4th, 5th and 6th.

Women’s 200 IM Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 2:13.41
  1. Sydney Pickrem, ISC, 2:10.66
  2. Kelsey Wog, UMAN, 2:11.14
  3. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, GO, 2:12.60

Swimming in her first final of the meet, Sydney Pickrem adds her name to the Pan Pac roster with a win in the women’s 200 IM, clocking in at 2:10.66. She held a slight lead throughout the race after the fly, and had the top freestyle split in the field to solidify the victory. She’s been as fast as 2:09.92 this year, 4th fastest in the world.

Kelsey Wog from the University of Manitoba used a big 37.20 breaststroke split to put herself right in the thick of things with 50 to go, and closed well to annihilate her previous personal best (set in prelims) by over three seconds in 2:11.14. She was well under the FINA ‘A’ standard, as was 3rd place finisher Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, and thus both will be nominated for the Pan Pac team.

Sarah Darcel was in the lead early on, but faded to 4th, just missing the ‘A’ cut in 2:13.51.

Men’s 200 IM Final

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 2:00.22
  1. Javier Acevedo, AAC, 2:01.36
  2. Robert Hill, UCSC, 2:03.03
  3. Montana Champagne, GO, 2:03.09

Javier Acevedo blasted out to the early lead in the men’s 200 IM, posting the top fly (25.32) and back (30.34) splits in the field before maintaining his lead the rest of the way to win in 2:01.36. That knocks off his previous best of 2:01.91, set way back at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore.

Robert Hill from the University of Calgary Swim Club had the top breast split in the field (35.18), and held off Montana Champagne of the GO Kingfish for 2nd in 2:03.03, with Champagne dropping over two seconds off his best time for 3rd in 2:03.09.

15-year-old Cole Pratt continued his strong showing at the competition, splitting the fastest on freestyle (29.14) to take 4th in a new personal best of 2:04.03.

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4 years ago

I thought this meet would be faster

4 years ago

Montana Champagne has to be the best name in swimming right now.

4 years ago

Livestream not working?

4 years ago

So no livestream tonight?

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  James Sutherland
4 years ago

Only live result so far is #313 Women 150 IM PARA Multi-Class Finals. Puzzling!

4 years ago

I see the Canadians are really busting it out in prelims

4 years ago

Don’t let Canadian trials distract you from the fact that Oleksiak left a comment saying

“Lookin like a whole meal 🤤”

On Dressels instagram

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

They’d have pretty fast kids

Spotted Zebra
Reply to  Dad
4 years ago

That escalated quickly.

Reply to  Spotted Zebra
4 years ago

Isn’t she like 16 or 17? Let’s not go there.

Reply to  CraigH
4 years ago

18 and 21, not too young but caeleb has a gf

E Gamble
Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

Caeleb Dressel has been wifeyed up with his high school sweetheart for years now. You can forget that. 😂

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

I need screenshots or a link!

4 years ago
4 years ago

Is the livestream not working for anyone else?

Reply to  Mac
4 years ago

Mine says its about to start!! Its 15 minutes later than it says!!

Reply to  Mac
4 years ago

Yeah, not working for me

Reply to  Mac
4 years ago

Mines doing the same thing. ☹️

Reply to  Cory
4 years ago

its working

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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