OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, December 14. THE Mission Viejo Nadadores nearly put up a first night sweep with strong performances throughout at the Chesapeake Elite Pro-Am in Oklahoma City.
In a battle of some top names within women's distance swimming, Minnesota's Ashley Steenvoorden won the 1000 free in 9:33.45 with FAST's Emily Brunemann placing second in 9:36.28. Mission Viejo's Brooke Lorentzen earned third-place honors in 9:49.72. Lorentzen cut three seconds from her previous personal best of 9:52.41 from last year's meet.
Mission Viejo proved to be too much in the men's 1000 free as David Heron trumped Janardan Burns, 9:08.82 to 9:09.01, and fellow Nadadore Nicholas Norman clinched third in 9:09.83. Heron, a Tennessee Volunteer signee, smashed his previous lifetime best of 9:22.11 from this meet in 2011. Burns, a California commitment, also cleared his best of 9:13.38 from sectionals a year ago. Norman crushed his best of 9:24.01 from the Elite meet in 2011.
Mission Viejo's Jacquelyn Shoults, Elizabeth Devitt, Kathryn McLaughlin and Cassidy Humphrey topped the women's 200 medley relay in 1:47.10, while Schroeder's Adam Mania, Steve Cebertowicz, Nicholas Petersen and Kevin Ewald turned in a 1:30.93 to claim the men's 200 medley relay title.
Mission's McLaughlin, Lorentzen, Grace Anderson and Devitt then won the women's 800 free relay in 7:27.34, while their teammates Spencer DeShon, Burns, Matt Chalcarz and Norman posted a 6:50.45 to win the men's 800 free relay.