Distance Events Highlight Night 1 of 2017 Santa Clara Futures

Photo Courtesy: David Rieder

By Bryan Gu, Swimming World Intern. 

The first night of Santa Clara Futures proved to be a simple one as only the distance events – the men’s 1500 freestyle and the women’s 800 freestyle – were contested individually.

In the Women’s 800 Freestyle Lindsey Soule of CAT-OR took first with a time of 8:57.55, dropping over 13 seconds from her seed time of 9:10.70. This marks Soule’s first time under nine minutes. Also joining Soule under the nine minute mark was Lavona Harper of RMDA-CA who dropped five seconds from her personal bet to take second in 8:59.96. Kalie Novosedliak of NCA-SI took third, barely missing the mark, as she finished in 9:00.38.

Scott Pekarske and Daniel Blake were similarly the only two to go under the 16 minute as they finished in times 15:54.03 and 15:55.11 respectively. Noah Vial took third in 16:01.56, dropping a massive 32 and a half seconds from his seed time.

North Coast Aquatics won the Women’s 800 freestyle relay, while Tualatin Hills Swim Club took it for the men.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 USA Swimming Futures Santa Clara

 

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Author: Bryan Gu

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Bryan Gu is a high school junior at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Although not a highly competitive swimmer, what he lacks in speed, he makes up for in enthusiasm.

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