Micah Lawrence
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
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SANTA CLARA, California, June 20. SWIMMAC's Micah Lawrence turned in a dominant effort in the women's 200-meter breaststroke at the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara tonight.

Lawrence powered her way to a winning time of 2:26.53, beating the rest of the field by more than three seconds in the process. She's been much faster this year with an 11th-ranked time of 2:24.68 at the Charlotte stop, but her speed tonight was more than enough to win tonight.


BlueFish's Laura Sogar collected silver in 2:29.57, while NBAC's Annie Zhu touched just half-a-second back with a 2:30.02.

Canada's Tera Van Beilen claimed fourth overall in the finale with a 2:30.34, while 16-year-old Emma Schanz of the Spokane Waves took fifth in 2:30.66. This morning, she clocked a 2:30.63 to cut 14 seconds from her previous lifetime best of 2:44.24 and proved it wasn't a fluke tonight.

Tucson Ford's Emma Schoettmer (2:30.72), BlueFish's Elizabeth Beisel (2:31.29), Madisyn Cox (2:31.97) and California's Caitlin Leverenz (2:34.96) raced to sixth through ninth in the championship finale.

NCAC's Abby Fisher topped the B final in 2:32.75, just clearing UCSC's Tianna Rissling (2:32.89) and Fiona Doyle (2:32.93) in the process. Missouri's Abby Duncan (2:33.26) and Emily Cameron (2:33.37) finished fourth and fifth in the consolation heat.

Stanford's Sarah Haase (2:33.53), HACC's Jenna Van Camp (2:33.93), Tory Houston (2:34.42) and NBAC's Lauren James (2:34.60) rounded out the bottom nine.


Results: Arena Grand Prix Santa Clara: Day Two Finals