Engs competes at the Canadian Olympic trials

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADAUniversity of Arkansas junior swimmer Elizabeth Engs turned in three personal-best times at the 2008 Canadian Olympic trials this past week at the 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal, Quebec.

The Cambridge, Ontario native swam the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke and the 200- and 400-meter individual medley and earned lifetime-best times in the 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM.

“I just wanted to improve my times and hopefully make the finals,” said Engs. “I’m happy that I got personal-best times in three of the events, and this motivates me to want to do better.”

Engs started with the 400 IM on Tuesday and finished 29th out of 82 with an individual best 5:07.97. Wednesday was the 100 breast and she turned in a time of 1:15.15. With a day off, Engs swam the 200 IM on Friday and touched in with her best finish (25th out of 144) and another lifetime best time of 2:24.31. Engs finished the trials with her third personal-best time, a 2:41.63 in the 200 breast.

This is not the first time Engs swam at Olympic trials, she also competed in Etobicoke, Ontario in 2004.

The Canadian National Swimming trials was a six-day, high profile swimming competition where all members of Canada’s swim team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics were nominated.

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