Katinka Hosszu Slower Than Impressive Prelims Swim, Still Wins Mesa 400 IM

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Though well off her prelims swim of 4:32.22, it was Katinka Hosszu from start to finish tonight in the 400 IM at the Arena Pro Series Mesa. The Iron Lady stopped the clock in 4:35.81 to win the event. Cammile Adams raced to second in 4:40.14.

The star of IMs at last month’s NCAAs, Ella Eastin, wound up third in 4:42.11, just a shade faster than her morning swim.

Vien Nguyen (4:44.02), Matea Samardzic (4:45.81), Madisyn Cox (4:45.81), Sarah Henry (4:46.10), and Becca Mann (4:47.49) placed fourth through eighth.

Caitlin Leverenz won the B final by five seconds in a 4:44.91.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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