Ontario Junior International Day 3 Report - New Canadian Senior Record

Cascade Swimming

15 December 2019 (Torono, ON) - The third and final day of the meet ended with another big bang for Cascade as more and more swims were swum in a swimming fashion.

First up would be the 800m freestyle with Ellie Maradyn leading the charge for the Cascade crew. Next up, how’s that for a hard double (?), would be the IM with Ellie Maradyn & Mat Cyr in the “B” final and Cole Pratt in the “A” race. In the 200m backstroke Ella was rock-solid again in the prelims getting a best time and qualifying in 3rd place overall while Cole Pratt and Mat Cyr both swam themselves into the “A” final looking smooth and strong. The 50m breaststroke helped complete the finals sweep for Izzy as she went a best int he morning at 33.11 to make it in 8th.

The 800 free, as we mentioned, got this show on the road with Ellie Maradyn getting to 10th overall with a strong 8:57.36 effort at 4:25.75 & 4:31.61. Ellie was up immediately in the next heat, like immediately immediately where she swam a 2:24.21. #IronWoman award goes to Ellie Maradyn for a helluva double tonight!

In the backstroke which was next for us as our IM’ers had scratched in favour of their backstroke races first up was Ella Varga who put up a very strong 2:11.07 which was a best time and a great set up for evening. At night it was a great match up with the field tight through the first 100m - 1:02.07, 1:03.38, 1:03.39, 1:03.48, and Ella 5th at 1:03.84. Showing great poise and back end fortitude Ella brought it back like a champ to move up to the bronze medal spot and another new personal best of 2:09.71. 

Prelims                                    Finals

31.33                                     31.00

33.26    1:04.59                     32.84    1:03.84

33.57    1:38.16                     33.30    1:37.14

32.91    2:11.07                     32.57    2:09.71

The boys race featured both Mat Cyr and Cole Pratt in the “A” final. In the prelims Mat went a new lifetime best of 2:03.91 by a half second to qualify in 9th place while Cole swam a 1:58.04 for first. At night with both the boys opting out of the 2IM in favour of prepping for just the backstroke they were putting it all on the line for this one. Mat swam to his strengths as he always does like a shark smelling blood in the water he just kept coming on the field in front of him as he went from the back of the pack all the way up to 6th dropping nearly another two seconds off of his best from the morning to 2:01.46 6th overall. Cole Pratt took a slightly different approach - one that saw the fetters come off and he blasted out of the gates and didn’t look back. Pratt took three seconds off of his lifetime best down from 1:54 at this meet last year to 1:51.30 - a new Canadian record and not just another Canadian National Age Group Record this time - this time it was up with the big boys - a Canadian National Senior Men’s Record!

Old Record                               Cole Pratt Dec’ 19

26.77                                      25.77

28.16    54.77                         28.37    54.12

28.23    1:23.00                      28.68    1:22.80

28.57    1:51.57                      28.50    1:51.30 

In the 50m breaststroke Isabelle Roth already went a best time in the morning at 33.11 and she did it again at night - 33.05! Isabelle Roth had an absolute perfect record on the weekend with her breaststroke events - 6/6 swims were all best times. Heats and finals for all events were best times she just kept getting better and better.

Cole Pratt was awarded the male performance of the meet award for breaking the Canadian men’s senior national record in the 200m backstroke.

Other swims in the morning:

200 IM Isabelle Roth 2:24.14*

Ella Varga 2:24.94

Mat Cyr 2:07.29*~

Kian Pratt 2:11.23*

200 BK Kian Pratt 2:09.89*

*Indicates personal best

~scratch from the “B” final

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