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Canadians Lacroix, Caldwell win gold at swimming Grand Prix

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The Canadian Press
1/19/2014 9:38:40 PM
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Audrey Lacroix of Pont-Rouge, Que., and Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., each won gold medals on Sunday, highlighting a four-medal night for Canadian swimmers at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Lacroix finished more than two seconds ahead of her closest pursuer in the women's 200-metre butterfly, clocking two minutes, 9.18 seconds. Remedy Rule of the United States was second in 2:11.24 and Noemie Thomas of Vancouver was third in 2:13.04 for her second medal of the competition.

"It's a great time for this point in the season," said Lacroix, a two-time Olympian. "My stroke technique was really strong tonight. The first part of my race was also very good but I definitely need to work on the last 50 metres. I'm not where I want to be yet."

Thomas and Lacroix were 1-2 in the 100 butterfly on Friday.

Caldwell collected her second gold of the competition finishing in 1:01.57 in the women's 100 backstroke. Megan Romano of the U.S. was second in 1:01.72 and Dominique Bouchard of North Bay, Ont., took the bronze in 1:01.83. Fifteen-year-old Danielle Hanus of Newmarket, Ont., was fifth in 1:03.39.

Caldwell and Bouchard were 1-2 in Saturday's 200 backstroke.

Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., placed fourth in the women's 100 breaststroke. Tera Van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., was fifth.

On the men's side, Evan White of Oakville and Alec Page of Victoria were fifth and seventh, respectively in the 200 individual medley.

Hilary Caldwell  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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