Katie McLaughlin Tops 200 Free at Day Two of 2017 Speedo Grand Challenge

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2017 Speedo Grand Challenge continued with fast times by collegiate swimmers and Olympians alike.

Vlad Morozov sprinted his way to victory in the men’s splash and dash, delivering a time of 21.91 for the gold. Morozov’s season best sits at a 21.44 from the Russian Championships. Cristian Quintero picked up second with a final time of 22.71, followed by Zach Apples’s 22.85.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Morozov, Vladim  24 TROJ-CA             22.35      21.91 NATL   
  2 Quintero, Crist  24 TROJ-CA             23.10      22.71 NATL   
  3 Apple, Zach      20 AUB-SE              23.30      22.85 NATL   
  4 Tittle, Mason D  20 UN-12-CA            23.42      23.31 JNR

Cal delivered a 1-2 punch in finals of the women’s 200 free. Katie McLaughlin led the charge with the only sub-two minute swim, stopping the clock at a 1:59.63 for the gold. Teammate Amy Bilquist was second overall with a 2:00.52, while Mission Viejo’s Ella Ristic took third with a 2:00.99.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 McLaughlin, Kat  19 CAL-PC            2:01.29    1:59.63 NATL   
                 28.37        58.86 (30.49)
        1:29.44 (30.58)     1:59.63 (30.19)
  2 Bilquist, Amy M  19 CAL-PC            2:02.38    2:00.52 NATL   
                 27.65        58.17 (30.52)
        1:29.56 (31.39)     2:00.52 (30.96)
  3 Ristic, Ella     15 MVN-CA            2:03.48    2:00.99 NATL   
                 28.53        59.35 (30.82)
        1:30.44 (31.09)     2:00.99 (30.55)
  4 Weitzeil, Abbey  20 CAL-PC            2:03.16    2:01.81 NATL   
                 27.78        58.62 (30.84)
        1:29.98 (31.36)     2:01.81 (31.83)

Carter Grimes topped the competition in the men’s 400 IM with a top showing of 4:25.88. He improved upon his prelims time of 4:35.77 by close to ten seconds. Ken Takahashi picked up second overall with a 4:27.25, followed by John Larson’s 4:29.30.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Grimes, Carter   18 SAND-CA           4:35.77    4:25.88 OT     
                 27.63        58.48 (30.85)
        1:32.15 (33.67)     2:04.34 (32.19)
        2:44.59 (40.25)     3:25.14 (40.55)
        3:56.26 (31.12)     4:25.88 (29.62)
  2 Takahashi, Ken   20 CAL-PC            4:32.04    4:27.25 OT     
                 27.75        59.37 (31.62)
        1:34.08 (34.71)     2:08.56 (34.48)
        2:46.29 (37.73)     3:26.28 (39.99)
        3:56.73 (30.45)     4:27.25 (30.52)
  3 Larson, JohnTho  18 EDI-MN            4:33.90    4:29.30 JNR    
                 28.35      1:02.09 (33.74)
        1:37.14 (35.05)     2:12.47 (35.33)
        2:51.36 (38.89)     3:30.78 (39.42)
        4:01.04 (30.26)     4:29.30 (28.26)
  4 Vargas, Kevin L  15 RMDA-CA           4:28.93    4:30.28 JNR    
                 28.47      1:00.87 (32.40)
        1:36.53 (35.66)     2:11.62 (35.09)
        2:49.14 (37.52)     3:27.50 (38.36)
        3:59.19 (31.69)     4:30.28 (31.09)

The women’s 400 IM was topped by Ashley Neidigh and her time of 4:48.17. Riley Scott picked up a close second with a 4:49.24, touching just ahead of Solie Laughling’s 4:49.48.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Neidigh, Ashley  22 AUB-SE            4:49.14    4:48.17 NATL   
                 31.23      1:05.82 (34.59)
        1:43.62 (37.80)     2:20.62 (37.00)
        3:01.45 (40.83)     3:43.00 (41.55)
        4:16.74 (33.74)     4:48.17 (31.43)
  2 Scott, Riley O   19 UN-PC/USC-CA      4:59.12    4:49.24 NATL   
                 30.04      1:05.60 (35.56)
        1:43.34 (37.74)     2:22.39 (39.05)
        3:00.44 (38.05)     3:41.43 (40.99)
        4:15.88 (34.45)     4:49.24 (33.36)
  3 Laughlin, Solie  19 UN-15-SN/BUEN-CA  4:56.24    4:49.48 NATL   
                 30.66      1:05.59 (34.93)
        1:43.12 (37.53)     2:19.30 (36.18)
        3:01.85 (42.55)     3:43.85 (42.00)
        4:17.41 (33.56)     4:49.48 (32.07)
  4 Thatcher, Zoe M  20 AUB-SE            4:59.64    4:55.90 JNR    
                 31.00      1:06.12 (35.12)
        1:44.37 (38.25)     2:21.19 (36.82)
        3:05.28 (44.09)     3:49.06 (43.78)
        4:22.95 (33.89)     4:55.90 (32.95)

Luiz Martinez set a meet record in the men’s 100 fly, posting a time of 53.51 for first. His time takes down his own meet record of 52.85, set earlier in the day. Dylan Carter was second overall with a time of 53.59, while Juarez Ramirez grabbed third with a 54.54.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Martinez, Luis   21 AUB-SE              53.51      52.85MNATL   
                 25.34        52.85 (27.51)
  2 Carter, Dylan J  21 UN-04-CA/USC-CA     53.87      53.59 NATL   
                 24.76        53.59 (28.83)
  3 Ramirez Juarez,  26 ITESM               54.54      54.28 NATL   
                 25.58        54.28 (28.70)
 -- Lynch, Justin J  20 CAL-PC              54.29         DQ        
                 24.34           DQ (28.07)

Amanda Kendall of Canyon Aquatics turned in the top time in the women’s 100 fly, stopping the clock at a sizzling 58.98. Cal’s Farida Osman finished second overall with a time of 59.12, followed by Kendyl Stewart and her time of 59.25.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Kendall, Amanda  26 CANY-CA             59.73      58.98 NATL   
                 27.57        58.98 (31.41)
  2 Osman, Farida H  22 CAL-PC            1:00.40      59.12 NATL   
                 27.54        59.12 (31.58)
  3 Stewart, Kendyl  22 TROJ-CA             59.19      59.25 NATL   
                 27.55        59.25 (31.70)
  4 McLaughlin, Kat  19 CAL-PC            1:00.57    1:00.25 NATL   
                 28.62      1:00.25 (31.63)

The men’s 200 back was led by Brock Bonetti, swimming unattached, who posted a final time of 2:01.26. Peter Larson took second with a time of 2:04.58, just ahead of NOVA’s Justin Nguyen‘s 2:05.76.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bonetti, Brock   21 UN-01-GU          2:04.87    2:01.26 OT     
                 28.73        59.10 (30.37)
        1:30.56 (31.46)     2:01.26 (30.70)
  2 Larson, Peter L  16 EDI-MN            2:05.59    2:04.58 JNR    
                 29.33      1:00.49 (31.16)
        1:32.46 (31.97)     2:04.58 (32.12)
  3 Nguyen, Justin   17 NOVA-CA           2:06.33    2:05.76 JNR    
                 28.72        59.92 (31.20)
        1:32.41 (32.49)     2:05.76 (33.35)
  4 Moseley, Robby   17 BSC-CC            2:07.35    2:07.38 JNR    
                 29.87      1:01.61 (31.74)
        1:34.42 (32.81)     2:07.38 (32.96)

Bilquist returned to the pool, topping the competition in the women’s 200 back with a final time of 2:12.56. Emma Schanz, swimming unattached, grabbed the silver with a 2:13.82, while Samantha Shelton was third with a 2:15.05.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bilquist, Amy M  19 CAL-PC            2:14.81    2:12.56 NATL   
                 31.27      1:04.53 (33.26)
        1:38.76 (34.23)     2:12.56 (33.80)
  2 Schanz, Emma I   19 UN-11-CA          2:14.59    2:13.82 NATL   
                 32.52      1:06.44 (33.92)
        1:40.18 (33.74)     2:13.82 (33.64)
  3 Shelton, Samant  17 MVN-CA            2:17.10    2:15.05 NATL   
                 32.17      1:05.82 (33.65)
        1:40.37 (34.55)     2:15.05 (34.68)
  4 Crisera, Alexan  16 CITI-CA           2:17.50    2:19.65 MIN    
                 32.81      1:07.85 (35.04)
        1:43.77 (35.92)     2:19.65 (35.88)

 

4 Comments

4 comments

  1. Yasser Shaaban

    Youssef Yasser/Shahd Yasser/Marwa Elshenawy

  2. avatar
    flutterby

    Please fix the spelling of Katie McLaughlin’s name in your headline!

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