Stephanie Horner nears Canadian record at Paul Bergen Junior International

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PORTLAND, Oregon – Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield, Que., nearly lowered one of the oldest Canadian swimming records in the books on Sunday with a victory in the women’s 200-metre individual medley to conclude the Paul Bergen Junior International short course competition.

Horner led a Canadian sweep clocking 2:11.12 just shy of the 2:10.90 national mark held by Nancy Sweetnam of Lindsay, Ont.

, since 1993. Erica Morningstar of Calgary was also in record range finishing second in 2:11.44 and Chelsey Salli of Langley, B.C., was third.

Morningstar highlighted another Canadian sweep in the 100 freestyle with Horner second and Barbara Jardin of Montreal third. Jardin completed a multi-medal performance with a victory in the 800 freestyle with Breanna Hendricks of Calgary second.

Allison Long of Calgary took the 50 breaststroke with Salli third and Gabrielle Soucisse of Beaconsfield, Que., won the 50 backstroke with Marie-Pier Couillard of Levis, Que., third.

Jonathan Blouin of Quebec City was the winner in the men’s 100 butterfly with Andre Kudaba of New Westminster, B.C., third.

Vanessa Charron of Quebec City and Tasha Trustcott of Georgetown, Ont., were second and third in the women’s 100 fly as were Evan Buck of Guelph, Ont., and Michael Lowenstein of Calgary in the men’s 50 backstroke and Brandon Kingston of Newmarket, Ont., and Karl Wolk of Calgary in the men’s 1,500 freestyle.

Michael Cai of New Westminster and Ontario’s Zack Summerhays won bronze in the men’s 50 backstroke and 200 IM respectively.

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