Oakville’s Chetrat comes up short in swim meet

Swimming CanadaORLANDO – Canadian Olympic team members Samantha Cheverton of Pointe-Claire, Que., and Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge, Que., won a silver and bronze medal respectively on Thursday (Feb. 14) to open the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix swimming circuit.

In the women’s 200-m freestyle, Cheverton clocked two minutes and 00.10 seconds finishing behind Missy Franklin of the U.S., first in 1:58.01. Becca Mann of the U.S., was third in 2:00.28 and Barbara Jardin of Montreal fourth in 2:00.92.

In the women’s 100-m butterfly, Lacroix was involved in a three-way battle for the gold and took third spot in 59.71. Dana Vollmer of the U.S., was the winner in 58.91 and Jeanette Otteson of Denmark second in 59.36.

Cheverton tied for fifth and Sandrine Mainville of Montreal was eighth.

Martha McCabe of Toronto was fifth in the women’s 100-m breaststroke.

On the men’s side, Zack Chetrat of Oakville, was fifth in the 100-m butterfly, Eric Hedlin of Victoria seventh in the 400-m IM while Ryan Cochrane of Victoria and Warren Barnes of Toronto were eighth in the 200-m freestyle and 100-m breaststroke respectively.