The second night of finals at the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials continued the trend set on Day 1, with some young SwimBC athletes coming to the fore and establishing themselves as “ones to watch” heading into next year’s Olympics.
The first BC medals of the night came in the women’s 100 Breastroke, as Kierra Smith (LLSC) and Tera Van Beilen (UBCD) finished second-third, respectively. Unfortunately for Smith, despite that being her best time, it was shy of the mark necessary to guarantee her a spot on this summer’s World Championships team.
James Dergousoff (CHENA) followed up his dramatic win in the 200 Breastroke last night, with a bronze-medal effort in the 100 tonight.
Emily Overholt (WVOSC) showed her versatility coming off a big win in the women’s 200 Free last night with a silver in the 400IM. Florida high-schooler, Sydney Pickrem (competing here under ISC) won the race just over a second ahead of Overholt, while Sarah Darcel (ISC), in her first-ever Senior National final finished fifth.
Luke Reilly (UBCD) established a new pecking order in the men’s 400IM by winning over Alec Page (ISC), the Canadian representative in this event at the 2012 Olympics.
Other notable performances on the night included Markus Thormeyer (WDSC), coming with less than 2/10 second of bronze medal in the men’s 100 Free, and Tim Zeng (CHENA) missing the bronze medal in the men’s 50 Back by just 2/100 second.
Finals get underway Friday and Saturday and 3pm Pacific Time, with live streaming (and plenty of extra information) available here.