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Marlins’ Tucker breaks 17-year-old national record

EDMONTON – Jordan Tucker of the Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club set a national record during the weekend’s 2019 Western Canadian Championships at Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre.

Competing in the female 13-and-over’s 50-metre para butterfly event, Tucker completed the race in 1:06.76. That beat the previous mark for her class by 3/10ths of a second. The old mark had been set in 2002.

Tucker also won her class in three other races — 200m medley, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle. In those multi-class races, she was sixth overall in 200m medley, eighth in 50m freestyle and ninth in 100m freestyle.

Also in the meet, James Steele won a pair of medals as he was second in male 17-and-over’s 200m medley and third in 400m medley. He was also fifth in 200m freestyle, sixth in 200m backstroke, 14th in 100m backstroke and 17th in 50m backstroke.

Several Marlins received second swims, meaning they competed in a preliminary event in the morning and an A or B final (top 20 in preliminaries) in the evening.

Russell Burton  won a bronze medal in male 14-16’s 200m medley. He also placed fourth in 100m backstroke, sixth in both 200m backstroke and 100m breaststroke, seventh in 50m backstroke, eighth in 50m freestyle, ninth in 200m breaststroke and 18th in 50m breaststroke.

Colin Campbell was eighth in male 14-16’s 200m butterfly, 10th in 200m freestyle, 16th in 800m freestyle, 18th in 50m freestyle and 20th in 1,500m freestyle.

William Beckstead-Holman finished ninth in both male 14-16’s 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly and he was 10th in 200m backstroke, 11th in 100m freestyle, 17th in 1,500m freestyle and 20th in 800m freestyle.

Marcus Beckstead-Holman was third in three races – male 14-16’s 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m butterfly. He was also 13th in 200m medley, 14th in 1,500m freestyle, 18th in 100m breaststroke and 19th in 200m backstroke.

Sydney Conrad placed fourth in female 16-and-over’s 100m butterfly, 17th in 50m freestyle and 20th in 50m butterfly.

Claire Campbell was 11th in female 16-and-over’s 200m butterfly and 15th in 100m butterfly.

Ali Kudo was 14th in female 13-15’s 400m freestyle and 19th in 200m freestyle.

The Marlins also had three top-10 results in relay events.

The team of Burton, Colin Campbell and the Beckstead-Holmans were eighth in male 4×200m freestyle relay and Steele, Burton and the Beckstead-Holmans were 10th in male 4×100m medley relay.

The foursome of Steele, Burton, Conrad and Kudo were eighth in mixed 4×100m medley relay.


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