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Ontario Junior International Day 3 Recap!

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Day 3 Recap

Meet Awards
High Point - Male - Alex Pratt - Cascade Swimming
High Point - Female - Penny Oleksiak - Toronto Swim Club

Best World Class Swim - Male - Alex Pratt - Cascade Swimming (18th - 1500 Free - 14:46.21)
Best World Class Swim - Female - Penny Oleksiak - Toronto Swim Club (8th - 100 Free - 52.34)

Meet Records
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 100 Free - 52.34
Alexander Pratt - CASC - 1500 Free - 14:46.21

National Age Group Records
Alexander Pratt - CASC - 800 Free (1500 Free Split) - 15-17 Boys - 7:50.57
Alexander Pratt - CASC - 1500 Free - 15-17 Boys - 14:46.21

Ontario Records
Alexander Milanovich - ESWIM - 50 Breast - 15 year old boys - 27.84
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 100 Free - 17 year old girls - 52.34
Joshua Liendo - NYAC - 100 Free - 15 year old boys - 49.42

Ontario Junior International wrapped up on Sunday night was another night of records in the pool with two more meet records, two more national age group records and three more Ontrio records set in the pool.

Waka Kabori, who was on the Japanese World Junior Championship team, started off the night in the women’s distance event, completing the 200-400-800 triple, with a win in 8:29.65.

Aela Janvier from Pointe-Claire won the 200 IM in 2:13.07 on the ladies side, while the men’s event had the win going to Britain’s James McFadzen, but there was an exciting battle between Cole Pratt, Loic St-Martin, and Owen Huang for the remaining medals, with Pratt and Huang touching for silver and bronze respectively.

2016 Olympic gold medalist Penny Oleksiak (TSC) won the women’s 100 free in 52.34 but the race for silver and bronze was tight with Hanna Henderson in the second place position over Aleksa Gold.  ESWIM’s Ruslan Gaziev out touched Alex Pratt from Cascade 48.46 to 49.46 to win the men’s race.

Jade Hannah (ISC/HPC-VIC) lead from the start to win the 200 back in 2:06.65 over CYPS Madison Broad in 2:07.48 while CAMO’s Loic St-Martin won the men’s event in 1:55.59, completing the sweep of the backstroke medals at the meet.

15 year old Alexander Milanovich (ESWIM) won the 50 breast in a new Ontario age group record in 27.48.  On the ladies side, Commonwealth Games team member Mary Sophie Harvey from Neptune Natation won in 30.07

Cascade Swimming’s Alexander Pratt continued his excellent meet to win the men’s 1500 handily in 14:46.21 for the final individual event for the night, setting a new meet and national age group record.

In the 400 medley relay event, Toronto Swim Club won the women’s event and the men’s side was won by British Swimming.


Day 2 Recap

Meet Records
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 24.47 - 50 Free
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 26.23 - 50 Fly
Lewis Fraser - GBR - 23.79 - 50 Fly
Toronto Swim Club - 3:40.97 - Women’s 400 Free Relay
British Swimming - 3:20.59 - Men’s 400 Free Relay

National Age Group Records
Elan Daley - NYAC - 50 Free - 11-12 Girls - 26.19
Alexander Pratt - CASC - 400 Free - 15-17 Boys - 3:43.73
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 50 Free - 15-17 Girls - 24.47
Toronto Swim Club - 400 Free Relay - 3:40.97 - 15-17 Girls

Ontario Records
Elan Daley - NYAC - 50 Free - 11 year old Girls - 26.19
Joshua Liendo - NYAC - 50 Free - 15 year old Boys - 22.83
Joshua Liendo - NYAC - 200 Fly - 15 year old Boys - 1:58.44
Joshua Liendo - NYAC - 50 Fly - 15 year old Boys - 24.40
Ray Yang - ESWIM - 200 Fly - 16 year old Boys - 1:59.15
Katrina Bellio - ESWIM - 400 Free - 13 year old Girls - 4:15.17
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 50 Fly - 17 year old Girls and Open - 26.23
Mabel Zavaros - OAK - 200 Fly - 17 year old Girls - 2:09.69
Toronto Swim Club - 400 Free Relay - 3:40.97 - 15-17 Girls

Fast swimming continued on Day 2 of the Ontario Junior International at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre with 5 new meet records, 4 new Canadian age group records and 9 new Ontario age group records.

The women’s 200 fly was a close race between OAK’s Mabel Zavaros, LAC’s Maggie MacNeil and MAC’s Victoria Kwan with Zavaros touching first in 2:09.69. Zavaros was 4th in this event at the FINA World Junior Championships in August.  Cole Pratt from Cascade won the men’s event in 1:58.44.  NYAC’s Joshua Liendo broke the Ontario 15 year old boys record in 1:58.51 for silver and Ray Yang (ESWIM) broke the 16 year old boys record in 1:59.15.

World Junior Championships bronze medalist Jade Hannah from Island Swimming and the High Performance Centre Victoria won gold in the 100 back in 58.22 closely followed by Mary Sophie Harvey (NN) and Maggie MacNeil (LAC).  Loic St-Martin from CAMO followed up his 50 back win from last night with gold in the 100 in 53.09.

Waka Kobori from Sagamihara followed up her win in the 200 free with a dominating performance in the 400 free, winning in 4:05.87. Similarly, Alex Pratt from Cascade completed the 200-400 double with gold in 3:43.73, a new 15-17 national age group record.

Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak of Toronto Swim Club won the 50 free in a new meet and 17 year old girls Ontario record of 24.46 while Elan Daley of NYAC broke the 11-12 girls national age group record in 26.19. Ruslan Gaziev led from the start to win the men’s event in 22.32, with Lewis Fraser from Britain touching for silver in 22.74.

Avery Wiseman and Mary-Sophie Harvey battled out the 200 breaststroke with Harvey touching first in 2:23.58, while on the men’s side, Owen Huang held off Gabe Mastromatteo to win in 2:14.24.

In the 50 fly, TSC’s Penny Oleksiak won in 26.32 on the women’s side over Aryanna Fernandes (AAC) and Maggie MacNeil (LAC).  Britain’s Lewis Fraser broke the meet record in 23.79 to win in the men’s event.

Last event of the night was the 400 Freestyle relay, where the Toronto Swim Club ladies broke the meet and 15-17 national age group record in 3:40.97.  Great Britain broke the meet record in 3:20.59 to win the gold.


Day 1 Recap!

Meet Records
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 100 Fly - 57.25
Cascade Swim Club - Boys 800 Free Relay - 7:23.88

Ontario Records
Gabe Mastromatteo - KSS - 100 Breast - 15 year old boys - 1:00.91
Alexander Milanovich - ESWIM - 100 Breast - 15 year old boys - 1:01.52
Penny Oleksiak - TSC - 100 Fly - Open and 17 year old girls - 57.25
Joshua Liendo - NYAC - 100 Fly - 15 year old boys - 53.77

Some of the fastest 18 and under swimmers from Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Japan are racing this weekend at the fourth annual Ontario Junior International at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with many athletes from this summer’s 2017 World Junior Championships stepping up to the blocks.

In the 200 freestyle Waka Kobori from Japan finished strong to take the win in a close race with Toronto’s Aleksa Gold and HYACK’s Octavia Lau.  Kwan’s winning time was 1:58.43.  In the men’s race, Alex Pratt from Cascade dominated the field to win in 1:44.95.

Faith Nelson from ISC/HPC-VIC took the 100 breast in 1:06.06, just shy of the meet record while the men’s side saw a tight race to the wall with GBR’s Lewis Fraser touching first in 1:00.52, closely followed by Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS - new 15 year old boys Ontario record) and British Swimming’s James McFadzen.

Mabel Zavaros from Oakville won the 400 IM in 4:36.25 leading from start to finish, while in the men’s event 15 year old Cole Pratt from Cascade came out of top in 4:18.62.

Olympic silver medalist Penny Oleksiak (TSC) won the 100 fly in a new meet and Ontario record of 57.25 with 5 of the top 8 women breaking the 1 minute barrier.  NYAC’s Joshua Liendo broke the Ontario 15 year old boys record in his time of 53.77 to take the gold over Britain’s Lewis Fraser.

Neptune Natation’s Mary Sophie Harvey won the women’s 50 back in 26.75 while Loic St-Martin from CAMO took the gold on the men’s side in 24.87.

In the 800 Free Relay, Island Swimming won the women’s event in 8:11.43 while Cascade won the men’s in 7:23.88 for a new meet record.