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Seltenreich-Hodgson, Canada on top in Australia
January, 11, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia – Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa collected her fourth medal in four days on Friday to highlight a quadruple Canadian medal performance at the New South Wales swimming championships.
 
The 14-member Canadian junior team increased its medal tally to 15 with six gold, eight silver and a bronze to increase its lead in the 17-18 age group medal standings.
 
It was a 1-2 Canadian finish in the women’s 200-metre individual medley with Seltenreich-Hodgson collecting her third gold of the meet in two minutes and 15.64 seconds.  Breanne Siwicki of Winnipeg was second in 2:18.32 and Laura Crockart of Australia third in 2:20.58.
 
In the women’s 100-m butterfly, Devon Bibault of Edmonton was edged at the finish taking the silver in 1:00.17. Emma McKeon of Australia was the winner in 1:00.04 while Erin Stamp of Guelph, Ont., was fifth in 1:03.83.
 
In the men’s 200-m IM, Luke Reilly of Richmond, B.C. was just over a second from the winner with his 2:04.85 clocking for second spot. Tomas Elliott of Australia was the winner in 2:03.80 while Aly Abdel-Khalik of Toronto took seventh.
 
Mohamed Eldah of Dartmouth, N.S., and Omar Arafa of Mississauga, Ont., were seventh and ninth respectively in the men’s 100-m butterfly final.
 
Competition continues through to Sunday.
 
Full results at: http://www.clubsonline.com.au/uploads/swimresults/NSW/2013StateAge1318/

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