Kylie Masse Betters Own Canadian Record To Qualify 2nd For 50 Finals

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kylie Masse broke her own Canadian record in the 50m backstroke in order to qualify fifth overall for the final. At the touch, Masse sported a time of 26.34 to better the 26.49 record that she set leading off the women’s 4x50m medley relay earlier this week.

Masse was second overall in the first semifinal of the 50m backstroke tonight, losing the semi by just one one-hundredth of a second to Emily Seebohm of Australia who clocked in a time of 26.33.

Masse is currently the Canadian record holder in both the long and short course versions of both the 50 and 100m backstrokes.

After a silver medal performance in the 100m backstroke earlier in the meet, finishing second to Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, this will be Masse’s last chance to earn individual hardware in front of a home crowd here in Windsor.

Masse currently trains at the University of Toronto, however grew up in Windsor training with the Windsor Essex Swim Team. This is her first time competing in a major international competition in Canada after missing the Pan Ams team in 2015.

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