Louis Daignault (ISN)
July 20, 2013, POINTE-CLAIRE, Que. (ISN) – Evan White of Oakville, Ont., lowered his 15-17 national age group record in the 200-metre individual medley on Saturday to conclude the 2013 Summer Nationals swimming competition.
White clocked two minutes and 01.15 seconds to eclipse the previous mark of 2:02.38 set earlier this season. Luke Reilly of Vancouver was second at 2:05.10.
Other winners in men’s competition were David Hibberd of Burnaby, B.C., in the 50-m freestyle, Nick Kostiuk of Edmonton in the 200-m breaststroke, Kier Maitland of Edmonton in the 1500-m freestyle and the Oakville Aquatic Club in the 4X100 medley relay.
On the women’s side, Ariane Mainville of Montreal clocked a personal best 25.79 for the gold in the 50-m freestyle. Michelle Williams of North York, Ont., was second in 25.91 and Rebecca Terejko of Brantford, Ont., third in 26.13.
Mainville beat her personal best by half a second to earn her first career senior national crown.
”I never expected to go under 26 seconds,” said Mainville, 19, whose older sister Sandrine in currently with the Canadian team at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. ”But I had a clean start and that’s probably the most important factor if you want to do well in this event.”
Other winners in women’s competition were Marni Oldershaw of Oakville, Ont., in the 200-m IM, Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C., in the 20-m breaststroke and Montreal’s Club CAMO in the 4X100-m medley relay.
Rookie of the Meet : Javier Aceredo AJAX Aquatic Club
Female Swim of The Meet : Samantha Harding, U.S., 1500 m freestyle
Male Swim of The Meet : Kier Maitland Edmonton Keyano Swim Club men’s 800 m freestyle
Female High Point Aggregate : Heather McLean UBCD Swim Club
Male High Point Aggregate : Kier Maitland Edmonton Keyano Swim Club
Women’s Team Award : Edmonton Keyano Swim Club 356 points
Men’s Team Award : Oakville Aquatic Club 436.5 points
Combined Team Scores : Oakville Aquatic Club 707 points
The Oakville Aquatic Club finished first in the overall team standings with 707 points with Edmonton Keyano second at 536.5 and Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club third at 506.
Keyano was first in the women’s standings at 356 followed by CAMO at 294 and Edmonton’s Olympian Club at 282. Oakville was first in the men’s ranking at 471.5 with Cascade second at 351 and Pointe-Claire third at 227.5.
Heather MacLean of Etobicoke, Ont., a triple gold medallist this week, posted the highest aggregate score for the women while Maitland topped the men.