Day two of the 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions was highlighted by wins from Olympians Nathan Adrian and Tom Shields.
The women’s 100 free was highlighted by a race between Canyon Aquatics’ Amanda Kendall and Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil. Kendall jumped to an early lead and never looked back, out-swimming the competition the entire race. She claimed first with a 55.34, followed closely by Weitzeil’s 55.88. Mission Viejo’s Ella Ristic grabbed third with a 56.54.
Olympian Nathan Adrian powered ahead of the competition in the men’s 100 free, delivering a 48.74 for first. New Zealand’s Daniel Hunter picked up second with a time of 50.78, while teammate Matt Stanley was third with a 50.89.
New Zealand continued to throw down fast times with a top showing in the women’s 200 fly. Helena Gasson turned in a 2:12.64 to finish more than two seconds ahead of the competition. CITI’s Jasmine Margetts grabbed second overall with a 2:15.10, just ahead of ITESM’s Laura Sofia Arroyo Cuara and her time of 2:16.08.
2016 Olympian Tom Shields posted the only sub-two minute swim in the men’s 200 fly at a 1:58.05, claiming victory by over two seconds, while Ramiro Ramirez Juarez of ITESM took second overall with a 2:00.41. Grant Shoults, swimming unattached, touched third with a 2:01.86.
Taylor McCoy of GMSC led a trio of 2:16 swims to the podium in the women’s 200 back. McCoy was first overall with a 2:16.07, while Samantha Pearson, swimming unattached, finished second with a 2:16.35. New Zealand’s Kelsi Boocock took third with a 2:16.73.
Patrick Conaton, swimming unattached, delivered a top showing of 2:01.17, followed by Abrahm DeVine’s 2:02.23. Curtis Ogren rounded out the podium with a 2:04.76.
Hayley McIntosh grabbed another win for New Zealand with a top time in the women’s 400 free. McIntosh held off the competition with a time of 4:15.43, while Mission Viejo’s Ella Ristic took second wit ha 4:19.71. Liberty Williams, the 800 free winner, turned in a third place finish of 4:20.18.
Liam Egan blasted ahead of the competition in the men’s 400 free, ending the night with a strong 3:53.25 for first. Grant Shoults added another medal to his name with a silver medal finish of 3:57.04, while New Zealand’s Bradlee Ashby was third with a 3:58.51.