MISSION VIEJO, California, June 23. THE initial evening of long course meter action at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions presented by TYR featured a host-team sweep of gold in a pair of distance events.
Mission Viejo's Chloe Sutton cruised to victory in the women's 800 free with a triumphant time of 8:26.31. That improved upon her previous season best of 8:29.20, and moved her into a tie for seventh in the world rankings in the event. FAST's Kate Ziegler raced to second in 8:30.34, off her 13th-ranked season best of 8:29.84 from March. FAST's Emily Brunemann snagged third in 8:36.70
Mission Viejo's Chad La Tourette picked up the men's 1500 free title in 15:08.82 to improve to 17th in the world rankings. Trojan's Mateusz Sawrymowicz touched second in 15:12.95, well off his fourth-ranked season best of 15:00.82 from May. Delaware's Andrew Gemmell wound up third in 15:20.92.