SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (SMU) - Senior Rachel Nicol wrapped up a successful few days of competition at the 2014 Canadian Championships on Saturday.
The Lethbridge, Alberta, native garnered one gold and two silver medals at the Championship in breaststroke events, and added a bronze in the 200-meter individual medley. Nicol earned the top spot in the 50-meter breaststroke on day three in a time of 31.16.
Nicol entered the event with the fourth-seeded time (31.85) and dropped .47 seconds to earn the top spot heading into Friday night's final with a 31.38. In all, Nicol dropped .69 seconds between her seeded time and her championship performance.
The runner-up finishes came in the 100- and 200-meter events as she clocked in at 1:08.89 and 2:29.16, respectively. In the 100, she was just .08 off the leader's time.
Nicol also qualified for finals in the 200-meter individual medley with a fourth-place finish in prelims as she posted a 2:20.20, nearly four seconds faster than her seed time. She wrapped up competition with a bronze medal in the event after touching the wall in 2:18.10, nearly six seconds faster than her seed time.
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