Successful finish to the Paul Bergen International Meet

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Portland, Oregon – The Canadian swim team wrapped-up the 2007 Paul Bergen International Swim meet this past weekend after a successful three day competition. Throughout the meet, the Canadian swimmers broke 22 meet records and 6 Canadian short course records.

Summary of short course Canadian records
The University of Calgary’s mens 4×100 medley relay broke the 15-17 year old Canadian record with a 3:47.28 clocking.

The relay consisted of Michael Lowenstein, Curtis Lutsch, Lee Fladhamer and David Woodman.

Tasha Truscott of Georgetown, Ont. broke the girls 13-14 year old 100m butterfly record in 1:01.51. The previous record was 1:02.17 set in 2004 by Morgan Lebsack.

Erica Morningstar broke the women’s 50m freestyle Canadian record clocking 24.84. The previous record was 25.03 set by Laura Nicholls in 2004.

Whitehorse’s Alexandra Gabor broke the girls 13-14 year old Canadian record in the 200m freestyle clocking 2:00.36, eclipsing the mark of 2:00.88 set by Jane Kerr 1n 1983, and the 100 freestyle clocking 55.97, eclipsing the mark of 56.29 set by Shauna Collins in 1990.

Gabrielle Soucisse of Beaconsfield broke the girl’s 15-17 year old Canadian record in both the 100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke. Soucisse clocked 59.62 and 2:07.28 respectively. The previous record in the 100m backstroke was 1:00.43 set in 1999 by Kelly Stefanyshyn and the previous record holder in the 200m backstroke was Jennifer Fratesi who clocked 2:07.73 in 2001.

The women’s 4×100 medley relay broke the Canadian record clocking 4:01.40. Team members are Gabrielle Soucisse of Beaconsfield, Chelsey Salli of Langley, Stephanie Horner of Beaconsfield and Erica Morningstar of Calgary. The previous record was 4:02.99 established in 2002 by Jennifer Carroll, Lauren Van Oosten, Jen Button and Marianne Limpert.

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