Three-Way Tie Highlights Night 3 of 2017 Santa Clara Futures

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold/Aringo

By Bryan Gu, Swimming World Intern.

Jillian Hatch of Clovis Swim Club, who had taken home two third place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly last night, came back tonight to win the 200 fly in a time of 2:17.84 – the only one in the field under 2:18. Sixteen year olds Danielle Nowaski of College Area Swim Team and Hanna Erickson of Mission Viejo took second and third in times of 2:18.22 and 2:19.44 respectively.

Thomas Hall, who had also won the 100 butterfly the night before, won the 200 tonight in 2:03.81 dropping almost 4 seconds off his best time from July. Min Zhi Chua and Uriel Tejeda both dropped almost 3 seconds from their entry times to take second and third in the event.

Leanna Gharbaoui won the women’s 50 freestyle by a hair, out touching Sara Delay by 3 hundreths of a second, winning in 26.59 to delay’s 26.62. Yet the most exciting feature of this race was a three way tie between Kailyn Winter of Quicksilver Swimming, Eleanor Beers of Bainbridge Island Swim Club, and Mya Jackson of Fusion Aquatics. The three girls touched simultaneously in 26.71

The men’s 50 free was much more clear cut as Alex Chan of Iolani Swim Club won in 23.23, blowing past his best time by over half a second. Zachary Allen and Nathan Yates took second and third respectively.

Tonight was a night of repeats, as second place finisher in the 100 breaststroke Tegan Preston won the 200 breaststroke in 2:35.54, going well under the 2:40 barrier for the first time in her career. Sarah Savage also joined Preston under 2:40 to come second in 2:39.75. 100 breaststroke winner Katrina Hage took third in 2:40.04, just missing the mark.

Brandon Stride of Gold’s Aquatics Club took first in the men’s 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:22.44, while Katelyn Laderoute won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.93 – the only girl under 1:04 in the field and her first time under the mark.

Michael Petrides, a member of Hawaii’s 2016 Oceanic Championships team, won the 100 backstroke in 57.94 – an impressive drop from his entry time of 59.71. Kyle Millis of Bellevue Club Swim Team out touched King Aquatic’s Tyler Lu 58.53 to 58.56.

Jasmine O’Brien won the women’s 400 freestyle in 4:22.71, while Petrides came back to immediately pick up another win in the men’s 400 freestyle – breaking the four minute barrier for the first time to win in 3:59.67.

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 USA Swimming Futures Santa Clara

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Author: Bryan Gu

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Bryan Gu is a high school junior at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Although not a highly competitive swimmer, what he lacks in speed, he makes up for in enthusiasm.

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