McGill’s Clement Secchi Lowers U SPORTS 50 Fly Record At Day 2 Prelims

2022 U SPORTS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

After setting a new 100 fly record on Thursday night, McGill’s Clement Secchi set a new U SPORTS record in the men’s 50 fly during Friday morning’s preliminary session at the Université Laval in Quebec City.

Secchi put up a time of 23.23, breaking the previous U SPORTS record of 23.31 set by UBC’s Coleman Allen in 2015.

Secchi’s swim narrowly missed his current PB of 23.20 set in December 2019.

Calgary’s Owen Allwood (23.97) and UBC’s Tayden De Pol (24.07), both first-years, qualified second and third into the final.

In the men’s 100 back prelims, UBC’s Blake Tierney, who won a tight head-to-head battle with Secchi in last night’s 200 freestyle, qualified first in 51.83, coming within a quarter-second of Markus Thormeyer‘s U SPORTS record of 51.57.

De Pol qualified second into that final in 52.75.

Calgary’s Rebecca Smith, who went two-for-two individually on Day 1, was the top qualifier out of the women’s 50 fly in 27.10, with Montreal’s Anais Arlandis second in 27.37.

In the men’s 200 breast, a stacked lineup of rookies occupies the top-four spots, led by Toronto’s Jacob Gallant (2:08.98), who won the 400 IM on Thursday.

He’s followed by the 100 breast podium in the reverse order they finished in last night: Justice Migneault (2:10.06), Apollo Hess (2:10.84) and Gabe Mastromatteo (2:11.23). Mastromatteo won the 100 breast in a U SPORTS record of 58.51.

OTHER TOP QUALIFIERS

  • Women’s 100 BackDanielle Hanus, UBC, 57.14
  • Women’s 400 Free – Emma O’Croinin, UBC, 4:13.77
  • Men’s 400 Free – Nathan Versluys, Calgary, 3:49.46
  • Women’s 200 Breast – Kelsey Wog, Manitoba, 2:23.26
  • Women’s 50 Free – Ainsley McMurray, Toronto, 25.36
  • Men’s 50 Free – Liam Weaver, Toronto, 22.27
  • Women’s 200 Fly – Josie Field, UBC, 2:13.03
  • Men’s 200 Fly – Sebastian Paulins, Western, 1:58.81

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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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