Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Harvey, Reilly Win 400 IM Golds at Canadian Swimming Championships

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Harvey, Reilly Win 400 IM Golds at Canadian Swimming Championships

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Mary-Sophie Harvey wins 400 IM gold

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EDMONTON - Mary-Sophie Harvey came close to a best time at the Canadian Swimming Championships en route to winning the women's 400-metre individual medley on Friday.

The 16-year-old Harvey, from Saint-Jerome, Que., won in four minutes 47.55 seconds. Harvey opened a lead with a pair of 41-second lengths in the breaststroke leg and prevailed by almost 3.5 seconds.

"It's my second-best time ever," said Harvey, who also picked up a bronze on Friday with Club Neptune Saint-Jerome's mixed medley relay team.

"My breaststroke is coming along -- all of my strokes are coming along. It's really special because it's my second medal at the senior nationals."

The men's 400 IM included nine of the top 10 finishers from the Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials. Luke Reilly of the UBC Dolphins Swim Club, who won at the Trials but did not meet the FINA standard required for a nomination, won gold on Friday in 4:21. …

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