Two fourth-place finishes for Canada at Victoria Open


MELBOURNE, Australia – Lili Margitai of Edmonton and the Canadian women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay both posted fourth place finishes to conclude the 2014 Victoria Open Championships swimming competition. The meet also ended a three-week camp for the 15-member Canadian national junior team.

In the women’s 200-m individual medley, Margitai posted her best individual result of the competition clocking two minutes and 20.57 seconds just over two seconds from the third place Australian Samantha Wilkins.

  Jacomie Strydom of Edmonton was also in the 10-woman final and placed ninth.

Other Canadian women finalists were Strydom, Haley Black of Prince George, B.C.,  Sophie Marois of St-Eustache, Que., and Frédérique Cigna of Montreal who were fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth in the 200-m butterfly.

Kennedy Goss of Toronto and Margitai were fifth and ninth in the 200-m freestyle.

On the men’s side, Mirando Jarry of Montreal, Mitchel Ferraro of Uxbridge, Ont., and Oliver Straszynski and Anthony Lyons, both of Toronto, were sixth in the 4×100-m freestyle relay.  Liam Desjarlais of Prévost, Que., was seventh in the 1500-m freestyle.

Canada ended the meet with a gold and two bronze medals.

The women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay took gold on Saturday with Emily Overholt of West Vancouver, Lili Margitai of Edmonton, Frédérique Cigna of Montreal and Kennedy Goss of Toronto.  The men’s 4×200-m freestyle were third on Saturday with Yvon Gallant of Montreal, Liam Desjarlais of Prévost, Que., Mitchel Ferraro of Uxbridge, Ont., and Oliver Straszynski of Toronto.  Overholt also won bronze Friday in the 400-m individual medley.

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Scott Harrigan
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