Tom Shields Flies to Gold at Night 4 of 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Memorial SMOC

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Olympian Tom Shields was among one of the individual winners on the fourth and final day of the 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Memorial SMOC.

Canyon Aquatics’ Amanda Kendall added a second individual gold medal to her name with a dominating showing in the women’s 100 fly. Kendall stopped the clock at a 58.27 to be the only swimmer beneath the one minute mark. New Zealand teammates Helena Gasson and Georgia Marris delivered a 2-3 punch with times of 1:01.35 and 1:02.07.

Tom Shields of Cal turned in a sizzling 52.57 for gold in the men’s  100 fly. ITESM’s Ramiro Ramirez Juarez finished second overall with a 54.43, while Mission Viejo’s Daniel Kim was third with a 55.39.

Canyon Aquatics’ Isabella Arcila-Hurtado topped the competition in the women’s 100 back against a tight field. Arcila-Hurtado posted a final time of 1:03.08 for the win, just ahead of New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’Amausili’s 1:03.29. Mission Viejo’s Samantha Shelton turned in a third place finish of 1:03.48.

Andrew Trembath of New Zealand posted a first place finish in the men’s 100 back, turning in a final time of 57.98. Justin Nguyen, swimming unattached, grabbed a close second with a 58.04, followed by Preston Planells and his time of 58.94.

Riley Scott and Nikol Popov, both swimming unattached, delivered a tight race in the finals of the women’s 100 breast. Popov led the field at the halfway mark, but was unable to hold off a charging Scott in the back-half of the race. Scott out-touched Popov 1:10.54 to 1:10.84. Isabelle Odgers completed the podium with a time of 1:13.02.

Aquazots’ Hunter Sa-Nguansap touched first in the men’s 100 breast with a top showing of 1:05.71. Keane Alejandro, swimming unattached, grabbed second overall with a 1:06.59, followed closely by Ike Shirakata’s time of 1:06.80.

New Zealand’s Helena Gasson collected her second medal of the night with a win in the women’s 200 IM. Gasson slashed 2.40 seconds off her prelims time to end the night with a 2:16.65. Katie Glavinovich, swimming unattached, turned in a 2:19.90 for second place, while Kate Krolikowski was third with a 2:20.34.

New Zealand ended the night with a strong showing in the men’s 200 IM as teammates Bradlee Ashby and Andrew Trembath finished first and second. Ashby swam ahead of the competition to claim gold with a 2:04.35, followed by Trembath’s 2:08.01. TRA’s AJ Pouch grabbed third overall with a 2:09.47.

Results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 CA TYR/MVN Fran Crippen Mem SMOC

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