Kornfeld Paces the Field in Canada

Nov. 30, 2009

TORONTO, Canada-- Former Stanford All-American Paul Kornfeld won two breaststrokes and was a runner-up twice more at this weekend's three-day Canada Cup.

Kornfeld paced the field in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes, racing to a time of 1:00.38 in the 100 and 2:11.43 in the 200. Kornfeld set the Canadian record in the 200 breast back in August (2:03.26).

Kornfeld also finished second in the 100-meter individual medley with a time of 56.63 and was runner-up in the 50-meter breast with a time of 28.44 after the fastest prelim time (28.39). Kornfeld also holds the Canadian standard in the 50 breast, set in August at 26.89.

Current freshman Matthew Swanston was not only awarded the 2009 Male Junior Swimmer of the Year award for the second-straight year, but also finished second to Canadian record holder, Matt Hawes, in the 200-meter backstroke. Hawes led the field with a time of 1:54.82, ahead of Swanston's time of 1:57.45. Swanston finished second in the “B” finals of the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 26.34 at the Cup as well.

Swanston was awarded the national honor for the highest ranking by FINA for swimmers aged 18 and under, set this summer at the long course 200 backstroke in England (1:58.61).

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