2013LCNationalsElizabeth Beisel resting in the warm-up session.
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
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MESA, Arizona, April 25. FLORIDA's Elizabeth Beisel pushed the pace in the women's 400-meter IM to top the finale in a near top 10 time in the world at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa.

Beisel raced to a 4:39.68, just a day after Florida's diving coach Donnie Craine passed away in a boating accident. That moves her to 11th in the world, just ahead of Keryn McMaster's 4:39.69 from the Australian Nationals.


Becca Mann of NBAC turned in a swift second-place time of 4:42.78 as the 16 year old keeps on turning heads. Trojan's Stina Gardell earned third in 4:43.87.

California's Caitlin Leverenz (4:44.40), Louisville's Tanja Kylliainen (4:53.68), GCU's Iryna Glavnyk (4:54.87), Redlands' Sonia Wang (4:56.30) and Santa Clara's Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou (4:56.95) also vied for the GP title tonight.

Bellevue's Kim Williams topped the B final with a time of 4:54.59, while Victor's Kay Sargent snared second in the consolation heat with a 4:56.6 Frisco's Destiny Nelson snagged third in 4:57.95.

NCAP's Isabella Rongione (5:00.40), GCU's Hannah Kastigar (5:00.45), SMU's Kirsty McLauchlan (5:00.60), Regan Barney (5:03.10) and Bucknell's Amber McDonnell (5:06.58) also competed in the B final.

=== A - Final ===

1 Beisel, Elizabe 21 Bluefish Swim Cl 4:49.50 4:39.68 884
r:+0.72 30.23 1:04.17 (33.94)
1:40.28 (36.11) 2:15.12 (34.84)
2:55.13 (40.01) 3:35.69 (40.56)
4:08.13 (32.44) 4:39.68 (31.55)
2 Mann, Becca 16 Una Nbac-MD 4:46.29 4:42.78 855
r:+0.84 29.90 1:03.27 (33.37)
1:40.85 (37.58) 2:16.38 (35.53)
2:57.99 (41.61) 3:39.48 (41.49)
4:11.74 (32.26) 4:42.78 (31.04)
3 Gardell, Stina 24 Una Troj-CA 4:49.32 4:43.87 845
r:+0.75 30.57 1:05.52 (34.95)
1:42.50 (36.98) 2:18.36 (35.86)
2:58.91 (40.55) 3:39.46 (40.55)
4:12.19 (32.73) 4:43.87 (31.68)
4 Leverenz, Caitl 23 California Aquat 4:53.70 4:44.40 840
r:+0.77 29.65 1:03.91 (34.26)
1:41.25 (37.34) 2:18.38 (37.13)
2:57.86 (39.48) 3:38.26 (40.40)
4:11.55 (33.29) 4:44.40 (32.85)
5 Kylliainen, Tan 21 Univ Louisville- 4:54.30 4:53.68 763
r:+0.67 30.75 1:06.08 (35.33)
1:44.07 (37.99) 2:21.61 (37.54)
3:03.52 (41.91) 3:46.38 (42.86)
4:20.22 (33.84) 4:53.68 (33.46)
6 Glavnyk, Iryna 17 Unattached Gcu-A 4:56.57 4:54.87 754
r:+0.81 30.13 1:05.20 (35.07)
1:42.64 (37.44) 2:18.51 (35.87)
3:01.48 (42.97) 3:45.33 (43.85)
4:21.42 (36.09) 4:54.87 (33.45)
7 Wang, Sonia 17 Unattached-CA 4:57.34 4:56.30 743
r:+0.71 30.22 1:05.48 (35.26)
1:43.96 (38.48) 2:21.19 (37.23)
3:05.03 (43.84) 3:49.71 (44.68)
4:23.61 (33.90) 4:56.30 (32.69)
8 Krivokapic-Zhou 14 Unattached-PC 4:59.18 4:56.65 740
r:+0.72 29.38 1:05.23 (35.85)
1:43.36 (38.13) 2:21.00 (37.64)
3:04.17 (43.17) 3:48.40 (44.23)
4:22.85 (34.45) 4:56.65 (33.80)

=== B - Final ===

9 Williams, Kim 17 Bellevue Club Sw 4:59.81 4:54.59 756
r:+0.87 31.11 1:07.20 (36.09)
1:45.15 (37.95) 2:22.63 (37.48)
3:05.02 (42.39) 3:46.90 (41.88)
4:21.16 (34.26) 4:54.59 (33.43)
10 Sargent, Kay 15 Victor Swim Club 5:00.64 4:56.63 741
r:+0.77 31.21 1:06.75 (35.54)
1:45.47 (38.72) 2:23.27 (37.80)
3:05.83 (42.56) 3:48.23 (42.40)
4:22.91 (34.68) 4:56.63 (33.72)
11 Nelson, Destiny 16 Frisco Aquatics- 5:03.35 4:57.95 731
r:+0.79 31.56 1:08.60 (37.04)
1:47.07 (38.47) 2:25.31 (38.24)
3:08.09 (42.78) 3:50.15 (42.06)
4:24.45 (34.30) 4:57.95 (33.50)
12 Rongione, Isabe 14 Una Ncap-PV 5:00.14 5:00.40 713
r:+0.78 31.07 1:06.27 (35.20)
1:45.31 (39.04) 2:23.11 (37.80)
3:08.36 (45.25) 3:53.99 (45.63)
4:27.89 (33.90) 5:00.40 (32.51)
13 Kastigar, Hanna 18 Una Gcu-AZ 5:00.41 5:00.45 713
r:+0.77 30.73 1:05.84 (35.11)
1:43.96 (38.12) 2:22.50 (38.54)
3:06.04 (43.54) 3:50.03 (43.99)
4:26.22 (36.19) 5:00.45 (34.23)
14 McLauchlan, Kir 20 Southern Methodi 5:04.20 5:00.60 712
r:+0.77 31.63 1:07.20 (35.57)
1:46.95 (39.75) 2:25.62 (38.67)
3:08.41 (42.79) 3:52.03 (43.62)
4:27.49 (35.46) 5:00.60 (33.11)
15 Barney, Regan 15 Unattached-ST 5:04.23 5:03.10 694
r:+0.83 31.65 1:08.44 (36.79)
1:45.33 (36.89) 2:22.31 (36.98)
3:08.54 (46.23) 3:54.90 (46.36)
4:29.42 (34.52) 5:03.10 (33.68)
16 McDonnell, Ambe 19 Bucknell Univers 5:04.96 5:06.58 671
r:+0.82 31.58 1:07.68 (36.10)
1:47.88 (40.20) 2:26.59 (38.71)
3:11.33 (44.74) 3:56.14 (44.81)
4:31.72 (35.58) 5:06.58 (34.86)