2019 Fran Crippen Mission Viejo Swim Meet of Champions: Erica Sullivan, Jordan Wilimovsky Open the Meet With Wins

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions kicked off in Mission Viejo with a 30 lap opener, as men’s and women’s mile swimmers set the ball rolling in one of the sport’s most special events.

Fran Crippen was a decorated American distance swimmer who transitioned to open water competitions in 2006. He tragically passed away in 2010 at age 26, leaving the swim community heartbroken. Since then, elite athletes from around the country have convened at an annual swim meet in his honor, an event that is truly unique, exceptional, and competitive–just like Fran Crippen.

Erica Sullivan and Jordan Wilimovsky failed to disappoint, putting forth impressive performances in the opening event and setting the bar high for the remainder of the weekend.

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Women’s 1500 Free

Erica Sullivan earned top honors with ease, paying tribute with a stellar 16:13.74 for the win in the meet’s opening event. Seventeen-year-old Liberty Williams clocked in at 16:52.95 to seize second, taking down Kendall Dawson’s 17:01.58. Mattea Sokolow chased her to the end, crashing the pads with a 17:06.40 to slash her seed time.

Caitlyn Wilson forced her name on the scene, as she split a near perfect race to drop a 17:09.86, as Julie Arzave stroked in for the finish at 17:15.50. Kathy Sulkevich and Josie Carpenter rounded out a loaded heat with times of 17:22.43 and 17:22.83, respectively.

 

Event 1  Women Open 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
         MEET: M 15:42.54  2007      Kate Ziegler, FISH-PV
         POOL: P 15:42.54  2007      Kate Ziegler, FISH-PV
     AMERICAN: A 15:20.48  5/6/2009  Katie Ledecky, USA
      US OPEN: U 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, USA
        WORLD: W 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, USA
                 16:49.19  ~OLY 2020 Olympic Trials
                 17:11.29  ^JRS 2019 Junior National
                 17:40.19  ^FUT 2019 Futures
                 18:00.78  SMOC 2019 SMOC Meet Qual
 Meet Qualifying:  18:00.78
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
       
  1 Sullivan, Erica  18 SAND-CA          16:02.88   16:13.74 ~OLY   
                 30.92      1:04.10 (33.18)
        1:36.47 (32.37)     2:09.24 (32.77)
        2:41.95 (32.71)     3:14.85 (32.90)
        3:47.56 (32.71)     4:20.47 (32.91)
        4:53.08 (32.61)     5:25.77 (32.69)
        5:58.49 (32.72)     6:31.49 (33.00)
        7:04.21 (32.72)     7:36.96 (32.75)
        8:09.51 (32.55)     8:42.38 (32.87)
        9:14.79 (32.41)     9:47.19 (32.40)
       10:19.28 (32.09)    10:51.89 (32.61)
       11:24.24 (32.35)    11:56.74 (32.50)
       12:29.06 (32.32)    13:01.39 (32.33)
       13:33.68 (32.29)    14:05.99 (32.31)
       14:38.21 (32.22)    15:10.48 (32.27)
       15:42.57 (32.09)    16:13.74 (31.17)
  2 Williams, Liber  17 RAA-CA           17:01.58   16:52.95 ^JRS   
                 31.48      1:05.28 (33.80)
        1:39.49 (34.21)     2:13.53 (34.04)
        2:47.58 (34.05)     3:21.77 (34.19)
        3:55.73 (33.96)     4:29.84 (34.11)
        5:03.71 (33.87)     5:37.68 (33.97)
        6:11.78 (34.10)     6:45.68 (33.90)
        7:19.27 (33.59)     7:53.33 (34.06)
        8:26.90 (33.57)     9:00.70 (33.80)
        9:34.93 (34.23)    10:08.86 (33.93)
       10:42.63 (33.77)    11:16.35 (33.72)
       11:50.23 (33.88)    12:24.19 (33.96)
       12:58.16 (33.97)    13:32.04 (33.88)
       14:06.08 (34.04)    14:39.79 (33.71)
       15:13.64 (33.85)    15:47.28 (33.64)
       16:21.01 (33.73)    16:52.95 (31.94)
  3 Dawson, Kendall  22 SUN-AZ           17:19.80   17:01.58 ^JRS   
                                1:07.37 ( )
                                2:17.41 ( )
                                3:27.31 ( )
        4:02.12 (34.81)     4:37.15 (35.03)
        5:11.38 (34.23)     5:45.95 (34.57)
        6:19.96 (34.01)     6:54.32 (34.36)
        7:28.02 (33.70)     8:02.09 (34.07)
        8:35.79 (33.70)     9:09.94 (34.15)
        9:43.49 (33.55)    10:17.68 (34.19)
                               11:25.22 ( )
                               12:32.83 ( )
                               13:40.33 ( )
                               14:48.22 ( )
                               15:55.71 ( )
     17:01.58 (1:05.87)                    
  4 Sokolow, Mattea  14 TSM-CA           17:27.01   17:06.40 ^JRS   
                 33.05      1:07.77 (34.72)
        1:42.44 (34.67)     2:17.23 (34.79)
        2:51.79 (34.56)     3:26.37 (34.58)
        4:01.17 (34.80)     4:35.56 (34.39)
        5:09.97 (34.41)     5:44.09 (34.12)
        6:18.24 (34.15)     6:52.51 (34.27)
        7:26.61 (34.10)     8:00.84 (34.23)
        8:35.16 (34.32)     9:09.27 (34.11)
        9:43.54 (34.27)    10:17.67 (34.13)
       10:51.86 (34.19)    11:25.86 (34.00)
       11:59.98 (34.12)    12:34.13 (34.15)
       13:08.21 (34.08)    13:42.55 (34.34)
       14:16.77 (34.22)    14:50.77 (34.00)
       15:24.92 (34.15)    15:59.05 (34.13)
       16:33.12 (34.07)    17:06.40 (33.28)
  5 Wilson, Caitlyn  20 SUN-AZ           17:14.81   17:09.86 ^JRS   
                 32.27      1:06.07 (33.80)
        1:40.06 (33.99)     2:14.42 (34.36)
        2:48.62 (34.20)     3:23.27 (34.65)
        3:57.40 (34.13)     4:32.03 (34.63)
        5:06.15 (34.12)     5:40.63 (34.48)
        6:14.97 (34.34)     6:49.50 (34.53)
        7:23.78 (34.28)     7:58.22 (34.44)
        8:32.62 (34.40)     9:07.09 (34.47)
        9:41.45 (34.36)    10:15.76 (34.31)
       10:50.23 (34.47)    11:24.66 (34.43)
       11:58.95 (34.29)    12:33.55 (34.60)
       13:08.16 (34.61)    13:42.86 (34.70)
       14:17.45 (34.59)    14:52.09 (34.64)
       15:27.05 (34.96)    16:02.08 (35.03)
       16:36.67 (34.59)    17:09.86 (33.19)
  6 Arzave, Juli     17 SBA-SI           16:54.36   17:15.50 ^FUT   
                 31.12      1:04.73 (33.61)
        1:38.71 (33.98)     2:12.99 (34.28)
        2:47.25 (34.26)     3:21.49 (34.24)
        3:55.68 (34.19)     4:29.94 (34.26)
        5:03.90 (33.96)     5:38.24 (34.34)
        6:12.67 (34.43)     6:47.29 (34.62)
        7:22.02 (34.73)     7:56.82 (34.80)
        8:31.77 (34.95)     9:06.58 (34.81)
        9:41.24 (34.66)    10:15.74 (34.50)
       10:50.38 (34.64)    11:25.12 (34.74)
       12:00.04 (34.92)    12:35.36 (35.32)
       13:08.01 (32.65)    13:45.71 (37.70)
       14:21.25 (35.54)    14:56.64 (35.39)
       15:31.80 (35.16)    16:06.89 (35.09)
       16:41.79 (34.90)    17:15.50 (33.71)
  7 Sulkevich, Kath  19 RMDA-CA          17:35.94   17:22.43 ^FUT   
                 32.34      1:06.48 (34.14)
        1:41.01 (34.53)     2:15.73 (34.72)
        2:50.74 (35.01)     3:25.84 (35.10)
        4:00.65 (34.81)     4:36.09 (35.44)
        5:11.06 (34.97)     5:45.95 (34.89)
        6:20.49 (34.54)     6:55.31 (34.82)
        7:29.52 (34.21)     8:04.17 (34.65)
        8:38.75 (34.58)     9:13.95 (35.20)
        9:48.79 (34.84)    10:23.46 (34.67)
       10:58.12 (34.66)    11:33.13 (35.01)
       12:08.08 (34.95)    12:43.18 (35.10)
       13:18.10 (34.92)    13:53.31 (35.21)
       14:28.36 (35.05)    15:03.66 (35.30)
       15:38.47 (34.81)    16:13.90 (35.43)
       16:48.83 (34.93)    17:22.43 (33.60)
  8 Carpenter, Josi  18 LOVE-CO          17:47.65   17:22.83 ^FUT   
                 31.57      1:05.79 (34.22)
        1:40.14 (34.35)     2:14.99 (34.85)
        2:49.59 (34.60)     3:24.36 (34.77)
        3:59.10 (34.74)     4:34.24 (35.14)
        5:09.15 (34.91)     5:44.43 (35.28)
        6:19.56 (35.13)     6:54.87 (35.31)
        7:29.94 (35.07)     8:05.06 (35.12)
        8:39.95 (34.89)     9:15.26 (35.31)
        9:50.15 (34.89)    10:25.43 (35.28)
       11:00.06 (34.63)    11:35.11 (35.05)
       12:10.36 (35.25)    12:45.55 (35.19)
       13:20.32 (34.77)    13:55.52 (35.20)
       14:30.44 (34.92)    15:05.47 (35.03)
       15:40.42 (34.95)    16:15.58 (35.16)
       16:49.61 (34.03)    17:22.83 (33.22)

Men’s 1500 Free

Jordan Wilimovsky dominated on the men’s side with a 15:15.99, surging ahead of the field to gain an early lead. Brenna Gravely chased him, turning in a 15:19.59 for second. Michael Brinegar (15:26.77) found a way to kick on Gordon Mason (15:33.99) to nab a spot in the top three; while True Sweetser came home in a 15:37.04 to round out the top five.

Jose Gutierrez barely conceded fifth with a 15:37.18, partaking in an epic stroke race with Sweetser in the final lap. LiWei Fei and Jake Ores rounded out the night with times of 15:41.47 and 15:47.93, respectively, concluding the evening schedule with a bang.

Event 2  Men Open 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
         MEET: M 15:03.14  6/6/2013  Ryan Cochrane, Island Swimming
         POOL: P 15:03.14  6/6/2013  Ryan Cochrane, Island Swimming
     AMERICAN: A 14:39.48  8/13/2016 Connor Jaeger, USA
      US OPEN: U 14:45.54  7/6/2008  Peter Vanderkaay, USA
        WORLD: W 14:31.02  8/4/2012  Yang Sun, CHN
                 15:44.89  ~OLY 2020 Olympic Trials
                 16:05.09  ^JRS 2019 Junior National
                 16:38.99  ^FUT 2019 Futures
                 16:54.69  SMOC 2019 SMOC Meet Qual
 Meet Qualifying:  16:54.69
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
     
  1 Wilimovsky, Jor  25 TSM-CA           14:48.89   15:15.99 ~OLY   
                 28.84        59.78 (30.94)
        1:31.10 (31.32)     2:02.31 (31.21)
        2:33.94 (31.63)     3:05.25 (31.31)
        3:36.26 (31.01)     4:07.06 (30.80)
        4:37.91 (30.85)     5:08.84 (30.93)
        5:39.57 (30.73)     6:10.28 (30.71)
        6:40.92 (30.64)     7:11.51 (30.59)
        7:41.66 (30.15)     8:12.15 (30.49)
        8:42.44 (30.29)     9:12.96 (30.52)
        9:43.10 (30.14)    10:13.45 (30.35)
       10:43.33 (29.88)    11:13.62 (30.29)
       11:43.68 (30.06)    12:14.07 (30.39)
       12:44.54 (30.47)    13:15.22 (30.68)
       13:45.73 (30.51)    14:16.35 (30.62)
       14:46.74 (30.39)    15:15.99 (29.25)
  2 Gravley, Brenna  18 SAND-CA          15:24.75   15:19.59 ~OLY   
                 28.12        58.74 (30.62)
        1:29.49 (30.75)     2:00.44 (30.95)
        2:31.28 (30.84)     3:02.24 (30.96)
        3:33.10 (30.86)     4:04.34 (31.24)
        4:35.25 (30.91)     5:06.39 (31.14)
        5:37.31 (30.92)     6:08.42 (31.11)
        6:39.43 (31.01)     7:10.54 (31.11)
        7:41.49 (30.95)     8:12.44 (30.95)
        8:43.09 (30.65)     9:13.47 (30.38)
        9:44.23 (30.76)    10:14.59 (30.36)
       10:45.39 (30.80)    11:15.99 (30.60)
       11:46.90 (30.91)    12:17.54 (30.64)
       12:48.40 (30.86)    13:18.88 (30.48)
       13:49.67 (30.79)    14:20.18 (30.51)
       14:50.73 (30.55)    15:19.59 (28.86)
  3 Brinegar, Micha  19 MVN-CA           15:10.53   15:26.77 ~OLY   
                 28.58        59.80 (31.22)
        1:31.19 (31.39)     2:02.43 (31.24)
        2:33.82 (31.39)     3:05.04 (31.22)
        3:35.69 (30.65)     4:06.38 (30.69)
        4:37.13 (30.75)     5:08.25 (31.12)
        5:39.11 (30.86)     6:10.23 (31.12)
        6:41.08 (30.85)     7:12.02 (30.94)
        7:42.26 (30.24)     8:12.77 (30.51)
        8:43.06 (30.29)     9:13.71 (30.65)
        9:44.45 (30.74)    10:15.20 (30.75)
       10:45.95 (30.75)    11:16.97 (31.02)
       11:47.83 (30.86)    12:19.18 (31.35)
       12:50.27 (31.09)    13:21.40 (31.13)
       13:51.99 (30.59)    14:23.90 (31.91)
       14:56.03 (32.13)    15:26.77 (30.74)
  4 Mason, Gordon    20 TSM-CA           15:33.98   15:33.99 ~OLY   
                                1:00.84 ( )
                                2:03.75 ( )
                                3:06.67 ( )
                                4:09.43 ( )
        4:40.73 (31.30)     5:12.36 (31.63)
                                6:14.57 ( )
        6:45.48 (30.91)     7:16.68 (31.20)
        7:47.49 (30.81)     8:18.66 (31.17)
        8:49.55 (30.89)     9:20.78 (31.23)
        9:51.87 (31.09)    10:23.09 (31.22)
       10:54.30 (31.21)    11:25.55 (31.25)
       11:56.48 (30.93)    12:27.92 (31.44)
       12:58.99 (31.07)    13:30.28 (31.29)
       14:01.24 (30.96)    14:32.73 (31.49)
       15:03.72 (30.99)    15:33.99 (30.27)
  5 Sweetser, True   21 GSC-FL           15:19.86   15:37.04 ~OLY   
                 29.60      1:01.04 (31.44)
        1:32.70 (31.66)     2:04.30 (31.60)
        2:36.07 (31.77)     3:07.89 (31.82)
        3:39.99 (32.10)     4:11.93 (31.94)
        4:43.47 (31.54)     5:14.89 (31.42)
        5:46.40 (31.51)     6:17.88 (31.48)
        6:49.30 (31.42)     7:20.76 (31.46)
        7:47.70 (26.94)     8:23.65 (35.95)
        8:55.21 (31.56)     9:26.62 (31.41)
        9:58.27 (31.65)    10:29.71 (31.44)
       11:01.23 (31.52)    11:32.61 (31.38)
       12:03.71 (31.10)    12:34.81 (31.10)
       13:05.84 (31.03)    13:36.81 (30.97)
       14:07.91 (31.10)    14:38.80 (30.89)
       15:08.64 (29.84)    15:37.04 (28.40)
  6 Gutierrez, Jose  18 SAND-CA          15:47.28   15:37.18 ~OLY   
                 27.99        58.50 (30.51)
        1:29.19 (30.69)     2:00.09 (30.90)
        2:31.16 (31.07)     3:02.35 (31.19)
        3:34.07 (31.72)     4:05.33 (31.26)
        4:36.64 (31.31)     5:08.01 (31.37)
        5:39.18 (31.17)     6:10.33 (31.15)
        6:41.62 (31.29)     7:12.90 (31.28)
        7:44.05 (31.15)     8:15.40 (31.35)
        8:46.77 (31.37)     9:18.53 (31.76)
        9:49.95 (31.42)    10:21.74 (31.79)
       10:53.23 (31.49)    11:24.88 (31.65)
       11:56.45 (31.57)    12:28.20 (31.75)
       12:59.94 (31.74)    13:31.71 (31.77)
       14:03.44 (31.73)    14:35.75 (32.31)
       15:07.65 (31.90)    15:37.18 (29.53)
  7 Fei, LiWei       16 CHN              15:29.44   15:41.47 ~OLY   
                 28.73      1:00.18 (31.45)
        1:31.77 (31.59)     2:02.82 (31.05)
        2:34.22 (31.40)     3:05.45 (31.23)
        3:36.86 (31.41)     4:08.02 (31.16)
        4:39.71 (31.69)     5:11.01 (31.30)
        5:42.39 (31.38)     6:13.80 (31.41)
        6:45.46 (31.66)     7:16.38 (30.92)
        7:47.53 (31.15)     8:19.03 (31.50)
        8:50.94 (31.91)     9:22.91 (31.97)
        9:54.83 (31.92)    10:26.74 (31.91)
       10:58.64 (31.90)    11:30.34 (31.70)
       12:02.12 (31.78)    12:33.94 (31.82)
       13:05.93 (31.99)    13:37.56 (31.63)
       14:08.66 (31.10)    14:39.97 (31.31)
       15:11.03 (31.06)    15:41.47 (30.44)
  8 Ores, Jake       26 LOVE-CO          15:52.64   15:47.93 ^JRS   
                 28.19        59.49 (31.30)
        1:30.99 (31.50)     2:02.73 (31.74)
        2:34.05 (31.32)     3:05.37 (31.32)
        3:36.91 (31.54)     4:08.49 (31.58)
        4:39.96 (31.47)     5:11.70 (31.74)
        5:43.32 (31.62)     6:15.14 (31.82)
        6:46.86 (31.72)     7:18.93 (32.07)
        7:50.77 (31.84)     8:22.64 (31.87)
        8:54.88 (32.24)     9:26.68 (31.80)
        9:58.58 (31.90)    10:30.76 (32.18)
       11:02.81 (32.05)    11:34.82 (32.01)
       12:06.76 (31.94)    12:38.72 (31.96)
       13:10.66 (31.94)    13:42.71 (32.05)
       14:14.70 (31.99)    14:46.41 (31.71)
       15:17.77 (31.36)    15:47.93 (30.16)
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2 years ago

Congrats again Ron Aitken!