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van Koeverden, Reardon win K2 1,000 at canoe kayak trials

Associated Press

6/22/2013 9:56:52 PM

WELLAND, Ont. -- Adam van Koeverden and Brady Reardon won the men's K2 1,000-metre final at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials on Saturday.

Van Koeverden, from Oakville, Ont., and Reardon, from Burlington, Ont., finished in three minutes 38.92 seconds.

The result means the pair will likely represent Canada at the world championships in Duisburg, Germany, from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1.

Elsewhere, Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, N.S., put himself in position to be selected to the worlds team by winning the C1 200.

McCoombs edged Burlington native and Olympian Mark Oldershaw by 0.646 seconds one day after Oldershaw won the C1 1,000.

In the men's K2 200 metre, Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S., and Richard Dober Jr. of Trois-Rivieres, Que., won in 33.632 seconds.

Cochrane and Dober finished less than a quarter of a second ahead of Hugues Fournel of Lachine, Que., and Etienne Morneau of Quebec City.

Michelle Russell of Waverley, N.S., won the women's K1 200 in 46.263 seconds.

In the men's K4 1,000, Etienne Beauchesne of Quebec City, Rob Clarke of Mississauga, Ont., Philippe Duchesneau of Sherbrooke, Que., and Steven Jorens of Aurora, Ont., finished first in 3:16.97 against just one other crew.