VICTORIA, B.C., Canada -- Texas A&M senior swimmer Kyle Troskot earned a spot on Canada’s Pan Pacific Games team after a strong weekend at the Canadian Swimming Trials.
Troskot, from Lethbridge, Alberta, will represent Canada at the Pan Pacific Games in Gold Coast, Australia this summer. Troskot, A&M’s school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle, earned his spot on the squad with a runner-up finish in the 50 free in a time of 22.77. Troskot was the top seed after the morning prelims with a time of 22.86, but was edged out in the evening final by Yuri Kisil, 22.53-22.77. Troskot also shined in the 100 butterfly with a fourth place finish in 54.44.
In other action involving Aggies, sophomore Ashley McGregor (Pointe-Claire, Québec) tallied four fourth-place finishes in the 50 breast (31.85), 100 breast (1:10.03), 200 breast (2:27.11) and the 200 IM (2:16.74); senior Paige Miller (Caledon, Ontario) finished third in the 50 back (28.56), 10th in the 100 back (1:02.76) and 12th in the 100 fly; freshman Sycerika McMahon (who is from Northern Ireland, thus ineligible for the “A” final) won the 200 IM “B” final in 2:17.61, and finished second in the “B” finals of the 50 breast (32.04), 100 breast (1:09.66) and 200 breast (2:30.98); senior Henrik Lindau (from Sweden, thus ineligible for “A” final) won the “B” final of the 50 fly (24.79); freshman Turker Ayar (from Turkey) placed sixth in the 100 free “B” final (51.52). freshman Or Sabatier (from Israel) finished fourth in the 50 free “B” final (23.28) and seventh in the 100 free “B” final (51.69).