VICTORIA – Alec Page of Victoria is on track to qualify for a second event at this summer’s FINA World Championships after posting the top qualifying time in the men’s 400-metre individual medley in Thursday’s preliminaries at the Swimming Canada World Championships Trials.
Page, who guaranteed himself a spot on the 4×200-m freestyle relay on Wednesday, clocked four minutes and 23.0 seconds for the fastest 400-m IM preliminary time. Last year, the 19-year-old Page was the youngest swimmer on the Canadian Olympic team.
Other top qualifiers for tonight’s finals in the men’s events were Chris Manning of Brantford, Ont., in the 100-m freestyle and Richard Funk of Edmonton in the 100-m breaststroke.
On the women’s side the top qualifiers were Victoria Poon of Montreal 100-m freestyle, Jillian Tyler of Calgary in the 100-m breaststroke and Alexa Komarnycky of Victoria in the 400-m individual medley. All three were on the 2012 Olympic team.
Also contested were the men’s and women’s 50-m backstroke which are not qualifying events for the worlds. Sinead Russell of Burlington, Ont., was the fastest for the women in prelims while Matthew Swanston of Newmarket topped the men’s field.
The top-eight advance to tonight’s finals starting at 6 p.m. (local).
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Live results will be posted at https://swimming.ca/liveresults/2013worldtrials/