Sarah Darcel Among Night 2 Winners of 2017 L.A. Invite

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Sarah Darcel continued to collect gold medals on night two of the 2017 L.A. Invite.

The men’s 1500 free was topped by Tucson Ford’s Jerad Kaskawai, who stopped the clock at a final time of 15:44.21. Mission Viejo’s Noah Brune took second with a time of 15:54.50, followed by SMSC’s Wyatt Marsalek and his time of 16:07.75.

ISC’s Sarah Darcel turned in a final time of 2:13.76 to top the women’s 200 IM. Teammate Danielle Hanus finished second overall with a time of 2:16.66, while Ayla Spitz of NOVA were third with a 2:17.95.

Nick Thorne from Tucson Ford won a narrow victory over UC Santa Barbara’s Logan Hotchkiss in finals of the men’s 200 free. Thorne posted a 1:51.13 over Hotchkiss’ 1:51.26 for the top spots on the podium. RSCA’s Jack Dolan rounded out the podium with a third place finish of 1:51.52.

ISC continued to turn in top times as Faith Knelson charged to victory in the women’s 200 breast. Knelson turned in a 2:30.75 to narrowly finish ahead of NOVA’s Isabelle Odgers’ 2:30.84. BUEN’s Ali Harrison completed the top three with a time of 2:32.81.

Henry Wu of NOVA and Steven Medvedev of Tucson Ford battled for first in finals of the men’s 200 breast, finishing with times of 2:20.10 and 2:20.21 respectively. Mission Viejo’s Alex Qu was third overall with a time of 2:21.21.

Tucson Ford teammates Annie Ochitwa and Ashley Sutherland delivered a 1-2 punch in finals of the women’s 50 free, stopping the clock at times of 25.93 and 26.03 respectively. CITI’s Alexandra Crisera grabbed third overall with a time of 26.25.

Mason Tittle of UC Santa Barbara turned in a first place finish of 22.97, followed by Scottsdale’s Jack Blake and his time of 23.19. RSCA’s Jack Dolan added to his medal collection with a third place finish of 23.20.

Danica Ludlow of UCSC turned in a top showing in the women’s 400 free, posting a final time of 4:13.57. New Zealand’s Hayley McIntosh added a silver medal to her collection with a 4:14.17 finish, followed by Emma Chard and her time of 4:16.92.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 CA Los Angeles Invite (1)

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