MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, November 14. THE first night of the USA Swimming Grand Prix held in Minneapolis, Minn., took place with Mary DeScenza pocketing a pair of gold medals during the evening.
DeScenza of Athens Bulldog first claimed the 200 free title with a time of 1:46.69 DeScenza then clinched the 100 fly with a time of 53.52. In the men's back-to-back events, William Copeland of California won the 200 free in 1:36.81, while Kyle Bubolz of New Trier picked up the 100 fly in 45.73.
Chloe Sutton of Mission Viejo started the evening with a triumph in the 1000 free with a time of 9:39.26, while Eegan Groome of First Colony claimed the men's distance event in 9:15.68.
In the 100 breast, Jillian Tyler of Minnesota won the women's race in 1:01.17, while Matthew Lowe of Longhorn beat Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach, 54.15 to 55.04, in the event.
The 200 IM completed the individual events for the night as Katie Kastes won in 1:59.86 and Lochte took the men's gold in 1:45.59.
In relay action, Minnesota's Kobayashi, Christine Jennings, Meredith McCarthy and Jenny Shaughnessy won the women's 800 free relay in 7:20.31. The Minnesota men's team of Kevin Baseheart, Ray Betuzzi, Steve Miller and Curt Carlson clinched 800 free relay with a time of 6:41.82.