Katie McLaughlin Notches Lifetime Best in 200 Free

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

Mission Viejo’s Katie McLaughlin notched another lifetime best at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Championship.

McLaughlin clocked a 1:57.55 to win the the women’s 200-meter free.  That swim cleared her previous best of 1:58.00 from the Mesa stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Allie Davis touched second in 2:00.10 with Stanzi Moseley taking third overall in 2:01.42.

Trojan went 1-2-3 in the men’s 200-meter free. Cristian Quintero won in 1:49.09 with Reed Malone placing second in 1:50.74.  Mads Glaesner checked in third in 1:51.00.

Canadian Tera Van Beilen hit the wall in 2:30.04 to win the women’s 200-meter breast.  Kelsey Wog claimed second in 2:31.61 with Riley Scott earning third in 2:32.82.

Nitro’s Will Licon crushed the field in the men’s 200-meter breast with a 2:12.92. Kosuke Kitajima, a multiple Olympic gold medalist in the event, took second in 2:16.67. Terrapins’ Sean Mahoney snared third in 2:16.86.

Canyons’ Abbey Weitzeil smashed the women’s 50-meter free field with a 25.19 during finals after clocking a 25.15 during prelims. Moseley earned her second medal of the night with a second-place 26.01, while Aquazot’s Eva Merrell touched third in 26.07.

Danny Tucker clinched the men’s 50-meter free title in 22.68 with Alex Loginov placing second in 22.84.  Santo Condorelli also cleared 23 seconds with a third-place 22.95.

Trojan’s Haley Anderson, already a big winner yesterday with a pair of triumphs, earned the women’s 400-meter IM crown in 4:44.64.  That’s an in-season best, lowering her 4:45.61 from the 2011 edition of this meet.  Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson placed second in 4:45.04 with Nitro’s Regan Barney claiming third in 4:47.00.

Nitro’s Sean Grieshop dropped nearly six seconds from his prelim swim to top the men’s 400-meter IM in 4:21.08.  Aquazot’s Corey Okubo took second in 4:23.94 with Mission Viejo’s Ken Takahashi placing third in 4:29.03.

2015 TYR Swim Meet of Champions Fran Crippen Memorial, Day 3 – Results


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    Great to see Kitajima in the mix, but I thought he had already retired?!!

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    McLaughlin setting herself up to contend for relay positions next summer, and I can’t wait to see what she can do in Kazan this summer as well.

    Great to see Kitajima in the mix, but I thought he had already retired?!!

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      Mclaughlin seems to have that great 200 free/fly combo and she’s still young too. USA women 4×200 free line up is getting more and more insane.