2019 Ontario Junior International
- December 13-15, 2019
- Toronto, Ontario
- Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
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Four Canadian National Age Group Records fell on the opening night of the 2019 Ontario Junior International meet in Toronto, along with some meet records on what was a very fast day of racing.
NAG Records Go Down
The first NAG of the day came during the prelims Kenora’s Gabe Mastromatteo went sub-1:00 for the first time in the men’s 100 breaststroke, clocking 59.88 to erase Finlay Knox‘s 15-17 age group record of 59.92. Mastromatteo went on to torch his newly minted record in the final in 58.97, with Knox taking second in 1:00.11.
North York’s Joshua Liendo also broke a record in both prelims and finals, first crushing his boys’ 15-17 100 fly record of 52.45 in a time of 51.67. The 17-year-old took it town a second time at night, clocking 51.48, narrowly missing the meet record of 51.43 set by Great Britain’s Jacob Peters last year.
Another Brit, Edward Mildred, was the runner-up tonight in 52.27, lowering his old best of 52.62 set in the heats.
Also taking down a Canadian NAG was Summer McIntosh, who recently turned 13 after rewriting the record book in the 11-12 age group. After missing Mary-Sophie Harvey‘s 13-14 mark of 4:40.94 by just 0.06 in the prelims, the Etobicoke product knocked it off by almost three seconds tonight in 4:38.16. Coming into the meet her best was 4:43.98 from October.
15-year-old Ashley McMillan of KISU was the runner-up in 4:39.21, crushing her old PB of 4:45.06 by almost six seconds.
In the men’s 400 IM, Cascade’s Cole Pratt took out his 15-17 NAG and meet record of 4:10.66 in 4:09.22, winning by almost 11 seconds.
Meet Records Fall
World Championship medalist Kayla Sanchez took one out in the women’s 50 backstroke, recording a personal best time of 26.36 to lower Danielle Hanus‘ 26.63 from 2016. Coming into the competition with a best of 26.78, Sanchez is now just over two-tenths shy of Kylie Masse‘s National Record of 26.15.
Sanchez also had a win in the 100 breaststroke. The 18-year-old broke 1:10 for the first time this morning in 1:07.13 and then got down to 1:05.93 tonight to top the final by over two seconds.
In the men’s 200 freestyle, Great Britain’s Matt Richards had a sizzling swim of 1:43.64, tying Andrew Seliskar‘s meet record from 2014. It was his second PB of the day after going 1:44.53 in the prelims.
Mildred was second in 1:45.51, and Liendo took third in 1:46.34.
We also saw new meet marks set in the distance events, as Island’s Chantel Jeffrey broke the women’s 1500 mark by over five seconds in 16:43.98, and Nepean’s David Quirie edged out the men’s 800 record by 0.09 in 7:53.56. Michael McGillivray was also under the old record, 0.02 back in 7:53.58.
- Brit Tamryn Van Selm won a tight race in the women’s 200 free, clocking 1:57.77 to out-touch Brooklyn Douthwright (1:57.83) and Katrina Bellio (1:58.15).
- Etobicoke’s Hanna Henderson won the women’s 100 fly by doing the same thing as Mastromatteo. Cracking a minute for the first time this morning in 59.79, she hit 58.56 to win easily tonight.
- Toronto’s Graysen Bernard broke 25 seconds for the first time to win the men’s 50 back in 24.92.
- The Etobicoke team of McIntosh, Elan Daley, Henderson and Bellio claimed the women’s 800 free relay by over five seconds in 8:07.03.
- The Pointe-Claire quartet of Philippe Robins, Eduard Fullum-Huot, Stanford Li and Patrick Hussey took the men’s 800 free relay in 7:25.41. 800 free winner Quirie was the lone swimmer to split sub-1:50 for seventh-place Nepean, anchoring in 1:48.59.