TORONTO – Rising sophomore Isabella Paez turned in a lifetime-best performance to win the consolation final in the women’s 100-meter butterfly Thursday evening at the 2015 Pan American Games.
After securing a spot in the consolation final with a 1:01.27 swim in the morning preliminaries at the CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House, Paez posted a best time of 1:00.79 in the ‘B’ final to win the heat.
The Medley, Fla., native, who is representing her native country of Venezuela at the Pan American Games, also took to the water in the women’s 200 butterfly Tuesday. She advanced to the championship final in the event after touching at 2:12.63 in the preliminaries and went on to finish sixth overall (2:13.64).
As a freshman at Duke this past season, Paez broke the school record in the 200-yard butterfly and won the consolation final in that event at the 2015 ACC Championship. She also swam in both butterfly events at the 2015 NCAA Championship.
Paez is slated to compete in the 400 medley relay Saturday, July 18 in Toronto. She will then head to Kazan, Russia to represent Venezuela in the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships.#GoDuke