LOS ANGELES, July 13. KAITLIN Sandeno won her fourth title of the weekend, though she shared the last one with Kristen Caverly, as the pair swam to a first-place tie in the 200m IM to highlight the final day of the Janet Evans Invitational at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium tonight.
Sandeno and Caverly each swam a great race in the women's 200m IM, putting together very different splits and both ended up with a time of 2:15.95. Sandeno led after the first 50 meters of fly with a 30.01, with Caverly's 30.46 only good for sixth. Sandeno still led at 1:04.46 after 50 meters of back, but Caverly had closed to within 3-hundredths at 1:04.49 and was now in second.
Caverly then took over the lead during 50 meters of breast, turning into the final leg at 1:43.92. Sandeno, meanwhile, had fallen into third in 1:45.41, behind both Caverly and Ashley Roby (1:44.85). But Sandeno produced a 30.54 final split to catch Caverly at the wall, making up 1.49 seconds in the last 50 meters.
Adrienne Binder (Santa Barbara) and Kalyn Keller both went under Hayley Peirsol's meet record (16:27.78) in the 1500m free. But it was Binder who took the lead after 100 meters and slowly built it little by little each 100, winning in 16:20.08. Keller was within about a second of Binder for about half of the race, but fell off the pace after 1000 meters and settled for second in 16:24.88.
Korean Sung Mo Cho, swimming with Mexico, won his second event of the meet, winning the 1500m free in 15:24.95. This has been the second solid 1500 this month; Cho swam a 15:29.38 three weeks ago at the BEST invitational in Phoenix. Chris Thompson (Club Wolverine), the American record holder in the event, was second (15:33.99) while club teammate Peter Vanderkaay was third (15:43.50).
Bethany Goodwin (Nova) took first in the 100m fly (1:00.43), out-touching Olympian Misty Hyman (Arizona Desert Fox, 1:00.58), who barely snuck into the final, qualifying eighth, and Ayako Doi (Miki House, 1:00.62).
In the men’s fly, Jayme Cramer (Stanford) won his second race of the meet, clocking a 54.14. He was followed by Moss Burmester (Harlequin, 54.86) and Daniel Wimer (Ford, 55.35).
Diana MacManus (Nova) held off Olympian Beth Botsford (Ford) to take the women's 100m back. MacManus hit the wall in 1:02.97, three hundredths ahead of Botsford (1:03.00). Maureen Farrell (Canyons), who won the 200m back on Friday, wasn't far behind in third in 1:03.36.
Stanford's club team swept the 100m back, a trio of Cardinal swimmers finishing within .31 within each other. NCAA title winner Peter Marshall took first in 56.17 out of lane two, barely out-touching teammate and former world record holder Jeff Rouse who, at 33, is making a comeback after about six years away from competitive swimming. Rouse's 56.20 is his fastest time since he got back into the water less than a year ago. Cramer, fresh off his win in the 100m fly, took third in 56.48.
Roby (Athens Bulldog) turned third after the first 50 meters of the women's 100m breast, but came back for the win, touching first in 1:10.27. She passed both Stacianna Stitts (Nova), who took second in 1:10.37, and Jessica Wagner (Ford), who was third in 1:10.63.
Like in the women's 100m breast, it took a come-from-behind effort to win the men's 100m breast. That swim came from Gary Marshall (Stanford), whose 31.17 at the midway point of the race was good only for sixth. He then put together a blistering 33.12 to earn the victory in 1:04.29. He beat teammate Michael Bruce (1:04.42) to the wall while Matt Lowe (UNAT) was third in 1:04.96.
Dan Trupin (Stanford) ran away with quick fly and back splits to dominate the men's 200m IM in 2:04.52. James Galloway (Circle C) was second (2:06.39) while Bayani Flores (Walnut Creek) was third (2:08.23).