Canadians clean-up at international junior competition

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PORTLAND, Oregon – Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield, Que., won two gold medals Friday to open the Paul Bergen Junior International meet short course swimming competition.

Horner led a Canadian medal sweep in the 200 butterfly clocking 2:08.54 with Barbara Jardin of Montreal second and Vanessa Charron of Quebec City third.

In the women’s 400 individual medley, Horner prevailed again in another Canadian sweep in 4:36.56 with Jardin second and Deanna Matthews of Edmonton third.

Canada also swept the men’s 200 butterfly with Jonathan Blouin of Quebec City taking the gold in 1:57.70 with Andre Kudaba of New Westminster, B.C., second and Joshua Au of Edmonton third.

Other winners in women’s competition were Canadian record holder Erica Morningstar of Calgary in the 100 freestyle with Alexandra Gabor of Whitehorse second; Gabrielle Soucisse of Beaconsfield in the 100 backstroke with Hilary Caldwell of Surrey, B.C., third; and Chelsey Salli of Langley, B.C., in the 200 breaststroke with Bronwyn Pasloski of Whitehorse third.

Zack Summerhays of Ontario won the men’s 400 IM with Michael Cai of New Westminster third.

Canadian relay teams were second and third in both the men’s and women’s 4X200 freestyle. German squads won both races.

Competition continues through to Sunday.

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