2018 TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa: Grothe and Neidigh Claim 1500 Titles

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The last session of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa was underway this morning with just one event: the 1500 freestyle. Georgia freshman Olivia Anderson is the top seed for the women’s race, while Olympian and 2015 Open Water Champion Jordan Wilimovsky is entered as the top seed in the men’s 1500.

WOMEN’S 1500 FREE RESULTS

MEN’S 1500 FREE RESULTS

Women’s 1500 Freestyle

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Ashley Neidigh was the top finisher in the women’s 1500 free, winning the event by over 10 seconds in 16:38.24. In second was top seed Olivia Anderson (16:50.92), the only other finisher under 17 minutes. Tennessee’s Amanda Nunan was third in 17:02.77, while Emma Sundstedt (17:15.27) finished fourth. The rest of the final was comprised of Juli Arzave (17:28.08), Kate McCarville (17:30.10), Heidi George (17:37.82), and Allison Bernier (17:51.47).

Men’s 1500 Freestyle

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Zane Grothe won the men’s 1500 free in 15:08.22 in what was a tight battle with top seed Jordan Wilimovsky for the first 1000 meters. Grothe started to make a move with about 1/3 of the race left and didn’t look back, ending up beating Wilimovsky by more than seven seconds. The 2016 Olympian was second in 15:15.78. Those two were well ahead of the rest of the field, with third going to Marcelo Acosta in 15:40.33. In fourth was Robert Finke (15:44.22), followed by Rafael Davila (15:47.36), Gordon Mason (15.48.22), Chris Wieser (15:58.72), and T.C. Smith (15:59.10).

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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