Liberty Williams, Brinegar Top Distance Events at 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Meet of Champions

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

The 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions splashed into action in Irvine, California with an easy session of distance events.

Liberty Williams grabbed a narrow victory over New Zealand’s Hayley McIntosh in the women’s 800 free. Williams posted a final time of 8:50.50, just ahead of McIntosh’s 8:50.72. McIntosh’s teammate Caitlin Deans delivered an 8:58.75 to pick up third and be the only other athlete beneath the nine-minute mark.

The men’s 1500 free was highlighted by a solid win from Mission Viejo’s Michael Brinegar. Brinegar stopped the clock at a 15:31.63 for first, while True Sweetser, swimming unattached, was second with a 15:36.44. Liam Egan, also swimming unattached, posted a third place finish of 15:41.00.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 CA TYR/MVN Fran Crippen Mem SMOC 



  1. Adrian Hepfer

    Jennifer Hooker Brinegar congrats to Michael!

    • Hunter Brennan

      Jennifer Hooker Brinegar Jennifer! Congrats on your boy. I’ll be down at the meet Sat/ Sun with my son. So fun seeing all the offspring swimming!

    • Hunter Brennan

      Jennifer Hooker Brinegar I met him last Fall with Mark.:)

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    Well done Caitlin Deans with your third, wonderful time in the Freestyle event.

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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