Kelsey Wog clocks fastest time by a Bison recruit at Olympic trials
University of Manitoba Bison recruit Kelsey Wog made a splash at the Canadian Summer Olympic trials over the weekend in Toronto.
Three tenths of a second made the difference, handing Wog a bronze medal just shy of the top two spots needed to qualify for the world’s biggest sport stage.
Her 2.25.42 time in the 200m breaststroke gives her a current ranking of 20th in the world.
Wog now joins the Bisons for the 2016-17 season for her freshman year, but not before representing Canada at the Junior Pan-Pacific Championships in Hawaii this summer.
“Kelsey really is the highest calibre we have seen,” said Bison Swimming head coach Vlastimil Cerney. “She had an unbelievable weekend and will only get stronger. “This is a big success story for our recruiting program and for our Junior Bison program.”
Wog has already amassed an impressive swimming resume of awards, accolades and records during her young career.
The 5’5” swimmer completed a highly successful Ontario Junior International swimming competition held last December in Toronto. There, Wog won four gold medals (50, 100, 200m breaststroke and 200m IM) plus lowered the 15-17 national age group mark in the 200m individual medley with a record time of 2:10.14.
Passing of the torch
Kelsey Wog’s entrance to the Bison swim program couldn’t come at a better time. The 2016-17 season will be its first without veteran CIS medalists, Dillon Perron and Kimberly Moors who, after competing at the trials in Toronto will now retire from competition.