Pierse on a Record setting Spree


CALGARY, AB – 2008 Olympic Team member Annamay Pierse of Edmonton smashed two national records last weekend during a two-day slingshot speed meet in Calgary.

Pierse, who trains at the National Swim Center in Vancouver under the tutelage of breaststroke master Josef Nagy, bettered her record of 1:07.12 in the 100m short course breaststroke event set at the 2008 CIS Championships when she clocked a time of 1:06.63 in Calgary.

Pierse went on to clip the sprint breast standard set by Erica Morningstar with a 31.45 at the 2008 Speedo Western Championships in Victoria when she posted a 31.00 during the second evening of swimming.

In two weeks from now, Pierse will be traveling with fellow UBC Dolphins teammates to compete at the 2008 Canada Cup in Etobicoke.

Scott Harrigan
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