The 2018 Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California, concluded Sunday night with some fast swims from some of the big names in the sport.
Kathleen Baker won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.20, breaking the meet record in the event and topping a packed field that included runner-up Katinka Hosszu (1:01.46), Amy Bilquist (1:01.48) and Louise Hansson (1:01.77).
Ryan Murphy won the 100 back in a meet-record 53.29, edging Ryosuke Irie (53.31).
Thirteen-year-old Claire Tuggle continued to have a strong meet, winning the 800 free in 8:42.72.
Jorge Caneta (2:29.61) won the 200 breast ahead of Riley Scott (2:31.37). Will Licon won the 200 breast in 2:11.42, begin the field by six seconds.
Jordan Wilimovsky won the 1,500 free in 15:11.70.
Katie McLaughlin won the 200 butterfly in 2:11.22. Andrew Seliskar won the men’s event in 1:58.64.
In the 7-12 age division, Lily Neumann won the 50 free in 27.23, a meet record. Daniel Verdolaga won the boys event in 27.48. Asia Kozan won the 200 IM (2:26.98). Verdolaga won the boys event in 2:26.30. Kozan won the 50 fly (29.58) in a meet record. Verdolaga won the boys event in 29.07.