POSTED: Thursday March 31st 2011

Mike Brown shows he's on track in comeback bid at world championship trials

VICTORIA (March 31, 2011) - Mike Brown of Perth, Ont., delivered the fastest time in Thursday morning’s men’s 100 breaststroke preliminaries and will shoot for a second gold medal tonight at the world championship swimming trials.

The competition, which started Wednesday, is determining Swimming Canada’s team for the 2011 FINA World Championships this summer in Shanghai, China. On Wednesday, 10 Canadians earned a nomination to the team including Brown who won the 200 breaststroke.

On Thursday, Brown clocked one minute and 01.32 seconds finishing ahead of Warren Barnes of Toronto and Scott Dickens of Vancouver.  Brown, a world championship silver medallist in 2005, came out of retirement this year to chase a spot on the 2012 Olympic team.

Top finishers in the other men’s prelims were Colin Russell of Oakville, Ont., who edged out Brent Hayden of Vancouver in the 100 freestyle, Andrew Ford of Guelph, Ont., in the 400 IM and Kelly Aspinall of Vancouver in the 50 butterfly.

For the women fastest times were posted by Victoria Poon of Montreal in the 100 freestyle, Jillian Tyler of Calgary in the 100 breaststroke, Alexa Komarnycky of Victoria in the 400 IM, Katerine Savard of Quebec City in the 50 butterfly and Susan Escobar of Etobicoke, Ont., in the 1,500 freestyle.

Finals are tonight at 6 p.m. (local) at Saanich Commonwealth Place.

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