Michael Tayler wins all four Men’s K1 runs at slalom team trials

May
23
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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

Results part of Olympic selection process

PEMBERTON, BC (May 23, 2016) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) continued his winning streak on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park near Pemberton, BC. Tayler won all four race runs in the Men’s K1 this weekend.

Results of the trials count towards Olympic selection in the Men’s K1 and Men’s C1 events where Canada holds quota spots. The field will get narrowed to a maximum of three athletes in each event who will head to Europe to compete at World Cups. Points accumulated at World Cups 2 and 3 will be the deciding factor for selections to the Canadian Olympic Team.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) had a second and third place result in Men’s K1 yesterday. David Ford (Edmonton, AB) had one second place result and Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB) had a third place result to round out the top three.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won both of his runs in the Men’s C1 yesterday to take the win in three out of four of the runs over the weekend. His brother, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) was second in both C1 runs yesterday while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) was third.

In addition to the Olympic selection process, the Trials will also be used to select athletes for additional senior teams including World Cups. Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) each won one run yesterday in the Women’s K1. Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) raced alone to win the Women’s C1. Athletes in all classes are chasing performance standards in addition to a top-3 ranking in order to be nominated to the national team.

Nominations to the World Cup Team will be announced shortly. The national team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain from June 10 – 12 and Pau, France from June 17 – 19.

Trials Results

 

Summary of Results

Third Run Fourth Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

3) Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB)

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

 

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