Pan American Games: Frasers Turn in Sibling 1-2; Three Pan American Games Records Fall

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, October 18. IN an emotional evening that featured three Pan American Games records, the Cayman Islands had a historic evening with Brett and Shaune Fraser winning gold and silver in the men's 200 free to begin the evening.

Men's 200 free
In a rare outcome for the meet, no member of Team USA or Brazil earned a spot on the podium as Cayman brothers Brett Fraser (1:47.18) and Shaune Fraser (1:48.29) swept the top two spots and Paraguay's Ben Hockin took third overall in 1:48.48. Brett Fraser crushed a historic Pan American Games record in the process, as Gustavo Borges' 1995 time of 1:48.49 fell by the wayside. Fraser bettered his 22nd-ranked season best of 1:47.56 to move to 14th in the world rankings.

USA's Matt Patton (1:48.64) and Scot Robison (1:48.71) earned fourth and fifth in the finale, while Venezuela's Cristian Quintero (1:49.44), Brazil's Andre Schultz (1:50.04) and Venezuela's Daniele Tirabassi (1:52.31) also competed in the final heat.

Women's 200 IM
USA's Julia Smit dominated the women's medley event by more than second with a winning time of 2:13.73. She came up short of her Games record time of 2:13.07 set back in 2007. Jamaica's Alia Atkinson finished second in 2:14.75, while Brazil's Joanna Maranhao earned third in 2:15.08.

USA's Whitney Myers (2:15.23), Canada's Hanna Pierse (2:19.12), Mexico's Arantxa Medina (2:21.74), Argentina's Georgina Bardach (2:22.65) and Venezuela's Daniela Victoria (2:22.67) rounded out the finale.

Men's 1500 free
The United States dominated the metric mile as Arthur Frayler (15:19.59) and Ryan Feeley (15:22.19) went 1-2 in the event. Argentina's Juan Pereyra rounded out the podium with a time of 15:26.20. The victory from Frayler was Team USA's 10 gold of the meet as the Stars and Stripes pushed its tally to 23 overall medals.

Mexico's Arturo Perez Vertti (15:30.94), Brazil's Lucas Kanieski (15:31.23), Venezuela's Alejandro Gomez (15:44.03), Argentina's Martin Naidich (15:46.98) and Venezuela's Ricardo Monasterio (16:05.64) also swam in the finale.

Men's 200 breast
The U.S. had another 1-2 effort in the distance breaststroke as Sean Mahoney (2:11.62) and Clark Burckle (2:12.60) both smashed through the Games record. Kyle Salyards set the previous record with a 2:13.37 in 2003. Mahoney just missed his 21st-ranked season best of 2:11.47 from the Grand Prix series stop in March. Brazil's Thiago Pereira claimed bronze with a third-place 2:13.58, just missing the Games record as well.

Canada's Warren Barnes (2:16.87), Brazil's Tales Cerdeira (2:17.84), Colombia's Jorge Murillo (2:18.13), Canada's Ashton Baumann (2:19.54) and Puerto Rico's Eladio Carrion (2:20.31) completed the rest of the championship field.

Women's 800 free relay
Team USA's Catherine Breed, Elizabeth Pelton, Chelsea Nauta and Amanda Kendall smashed the field and the Games record with a winning time of 8:01.18. That time demolished the 8:02.03 set by the U.S. back in 2007, and beat Brazil's Joanna Maranhao, Jessica Cavalheiro, Manuella Lyrio and Tatiana Barbosa by more than eight seconds with Brazil taking silver in 8:09.89. Mexico's Liliana Ibanez, Patricia Castaneda, Fernanda Gonzalez and Susana Escobar wound up third in 8:12.19.

Venezuela (8:19.20), Canada (8:19.93), Argentina (8:38.96) and Peru (8:42.24) also swam in the championship finale.