MISSION VIEJO, California, June 12. A pair of pool and meet records tumbled during the third night of long course meter swimming at the TYR Swim Meet of Champions.
Trojan's Katinka Hosszu blazed the women's 400 IM race with a meet and pool record. She scorched the facility with a 4:36.93 to lower Kristen Caverly's 2004 meet mark of 4:43.73, while also taking down the pool record of 4:43.32 set by Kristine Quance way back in 1992. The time also jumped Hosszu up to fifth in the world. Only China's Li Xuanxu (4:34.59), Australia's Stephanie Rice (4:35.04), Great Britain's Hannah Miley (4:35.06) and Spain's Mireia Belmonte (4:36.31) have been faster this year. Trojan teammate Lyndsay De Paul took a distant second in 4:50.00, while Sierra Marlins' Haley Anderson placed third in 4:52.61. A pair of 13-year-olds also made the A final as Novaquatics' Ella Eastin (4:59.49) and Claremont's Sonia Wang (5:02.00) finished fifth and seventh.
FAST's Tyler Clary continued what has been an incredible meet thus far with a pool and meet record in the men's 400 IM. He checked in with a 4:19.46 to drop the 4:20.06 set by Susumu Tabuchi at the 2000 TYR Swim Meet of Champions. Minnesota's Alex Wold took second overall in 4:30.44, while FAST's Chip Peterson claimed third in 4:32.58.
Mission Viejo's Chloe Sutton kept on rolling with another freestyle triumph. This time in the women's 200 free, she hit the wall in 2:00.40 as she just knocked off FAST's Kate Ziegler. Ziegler turned on the afterburners just a bit too late and settled for second with 2:00.72 even though she out-split Sutton, 29.92 to 30.23, in the final 50 meters. De Paul snatched third in 2:02.29.
In an exciting finish, Trojan's Dominik Meichtry surfaced victorious in the men's 200 free with a 1:50.35. Teammate Clement Lefert placed second in 1:50.72, whileClary picked up third in 1:50.79 after the stunning triple from last night that spanned 800 meters of competitive swimming in the evening.
In yet another close call, North Coast's Tanya Krisman touched out Minnesota's Jillian Tyler, 2:37.83 to 2:37.93, in the women's 200 breast. Krisman's teammate Jessie Schmitt wound up third overall in 2:38.26. Toronto followed in the men's 200 breast with a 1-2 finish. Warren Barnes barely defeated teammate Marco Monaco, 2:19.31 to 2:19.49. Sandpipers' Cody Miller placed third in 2:23.29.
California's Madison Kennedy cruised in the women's 50 free with a dominant time of 26.07. Laval's Marie-Pier Ratelle touched half-a-second back with a 26.45, while San Dieguito's Rochelle Dong, 14, completed the podium with a third-place 26.64. Trojan's Octavio Alesi edged Bakersfield's Gabe Woodward, 23.37 to 23.39, in the men's 50 free. Redlands' Joey Hale earned third in 23.66.
In relay action, Minnesota's Hannah Whitehead, Marissa Davies, Kristen Steenvoorden and Ashley Steenvoorden won the women's 800 free relay in 8:25.96. Notably, Sutton split 2:03.31 as the second leg of Mission Viejo's fourth-place finishing team. Mission Viejo's Chad La Tourette, Spencer Wollkind, Lucas Norman and Jon Daniec topped the men's 800 free relay in 7:52.57.