AUSTIN, Tex. – Noemie Thomas of Vancouver and Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge, Que., finished 1-2 in the women’s 100-metre butterfly on Friday night to open the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix swimming circuit.
Thomas controlled the race from start to finish and clocked 58.54 seconds. Lacroix, a two-time Olympian, followed in 59.47 and Kathleen Baker of the U.S.
‘’I swam around that time at this point last season so I wanted to tie or better that,’’ said Thomas, 17. ‘’The Canadian record (57.31 held by Katerine Savard) was on my mind but still it’s a good time for this point in the season.’’
Other Canadian women finalists were Tera Van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., fourth in the 200-m breaststroke; Savannah King of Vancouver fifth in the 400-m freestyle; and Victoria Poon of Montreal sixth in the 100-m freestyle.
For the men, Coleman Allen of Vancouver was seventh in the 100-m butterfly and Nick Kostiuk of Edmonton eighth in the 100-m breaststroke.
U.S. Grand Prix information: www.usaswimming.org
Full results: http://www.txlameetresults.com/