SANTA CLARA, California, June 11. THE initial evening of long course meter action at the Santa Clara Invitational featured distance freestyle events.
Longhorn's Amber McDermott posted a 16:38.06 to grab the win in the women's 1500 free. Pleasanton's Jennifer Narum touched second in 16:46.33, while Razorback's Jamie Marks placed third in 16:51.15.
Chad La Tourette led a trio of swimmers under the meet record in the men's 800 free. He clocked a time of 7:53.56 for the victory, while Australia's Robert Hurley (7:53.87) and Ryan Napoleon (7:54.44) rounded out the top three. They each cleared the meet standard of 7:57.73 set by Erik Vendt back in 2004.