Vladimir Morozov Posts Swift Time at Speedo Grand Challenge

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

The second day of the Speedo Grand Challenge went off from Irvine, California and the crowd saw some good in-season times at the unique meet.

Vladimir Morozov started the morning session with a quick 22.35 to take the top seed for tonight. Morozov leads his Trojan Swim Club teammate Cristian Quintero, who won the 200 free last night. Quintero (23.10), Zach Apple (23.30) and Justin Lynch (23.42) will be in the four person final.

 Event 15  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 20.91  12/18/2009Cesar Cielo, BRA
         Amer: A 21.37  8/7/2015  Nathan Adrian, USA
       USOpen: O 21.14  7/9/2009  Cesar Cielo, Auburn/BRA
  Meet Record: M 21.78  5/2013    Vlad Morozov, UN
         POOL: P 21.55  8/2014    Nathan Adrian/Anthony Ervin, USA
                 23.29  NATL
                 23.29  OT Trials
                 24.09  JNR
                 25.01  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Morozov, Vladim  24 TROJ-CA             21.81      22.35 qNATL  
  2 Quintero, Crist  24 TROJ-CA             23.24      23.10 qNATL  
  3 Apple, Zach      20 AUB-SE              22.69      23.30 qJNR   
  4 Lynch, Justin J  20 CAL-PC              23.33      23.42 qJNR

Katie McLaughlin leads the 200 free qualifiers after her 400 free win last night. McLaughlin swam a 2:01.29 to lead Cal teammates Amy Bilquist (2:02.38) and Abbey Weitzeil (2:03.16). Mission Viejo 15-year-old Ella Ristic will be the fourth person in the final with a 2:03.48 swim this morning.

 Event 16  Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 1:52.98  7/29/2009 Federica Pellegrini, ITA
         Amer: A 1:53.61  7/31/2012 Allison Schmitt, USA
       USOpen: O 1:54.40  6/28/2012 Allison Schmitt, North Baltimore
  Meet Record: M 1:58.60  2005      Melanie Marshall, BRIT
         POOL: P 1:55.16  8/2014    Katie Ledecky, NCAP
                 2:02.39  NATL
                 2:02.39  OT Trials
                 2:04.69  JNR
                 2:06.24  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 McLaughlin, Kat  19 CAL-PC            1:58.43    2:01.29 qNATL  
                 28.59        59.54 (30.95)
        1:30.66 (31.12)     2:01.29 (30.63)
  2 Bilquist, Amy M  19 CAL-PC            2:01.58    2:02.38 qNATL  
                 28.27        59.43 (31.16)
        1:31.48 (32.05)     2:02.38 (30.90)
  3 Weitzeil, Abbey  20 CAL-PC            2:00.57    2:03.16 qJNR   
                 28.30        59.66 (31.36)
        1:31.60 (31.94)     2:03.16 (31.56)
  4 Ristic, Ella     15 MVN-CA            2:01.11    2:03.48 qJNR   
                 29.26      1:00.70 (31.44)
        1:32.30 (31.60)     2:03.48 (31.18)

In the men’s 400 IM, 15-year-old Kevin Vargas leads the qualifiers with a 4:28.93. Vargas had the fastest time by over three seconds over Cal’s Ken Takahashi (4:32.04). A pair of 18-year-olds will be the other two swimmers in the final as Texas commit JohnThomas Larson and Cal commit Trenton Julian will also swim in the final tonight.

 Event 19  Men 400 LC Meter IM
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        World: W 4:03.84  8/10/2008 Michael Phelps, USA
         Amer: A 4:03.84  8/10/2008 Michael Phelps, USA
       USOpen: O 4:05.25  6/29/2008 Michael Phelps, Club Wolverine
  Meet Record: M 4:14.06  5/29/2010 Thiago M Pereira, UN-CA
         POOL: P 4:07.59  8/2010    Ryan Lochte, USA
                 4:27.49  OT Trials
                 4:27.99  NATL
                 4:33.89  JNR
                 4:50.81  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Vargas, Kevin L  15 RMDA-CA           4:28.21    4:28.93 qJNR   
                 28.95      1:01.65 (32.70)
        1:38.24 (36.59)     2:13.06 (34.82)
        2:49.92 (36.86)     3:27.52 (37.60)
        3:58.76 (31.24)     4:28.93 (30.17)
  2 Takahashi, Ken   20 CAL-PC            4:24.86    4:32.04 qJNR   
                 28.02        59.56 (31.54)
        1:34.53 (34.97)     2:09.06 (34.53)
        2:48.13 (39.07)     3:28.64 (40.51)
        3:59.99 (31.35)     4:32.04 (32.05)
  3 Larson, JohnTho  18 EDI-MN            4:27.15    4:33.90 qMIN   
                 28.47      1:01.45 (32.98)
        1:37.95 (36.50)     2:13.89 (35.94)
        2:53.02 (39.13)     3:32.30 (39.28)
        4:04.13 (31.83)     4:33.90 (29.77)
  4 Julian, Trenton  18 ROSE-CA           4:26.77    4:37.26 qMIN   
                 27.50        58.40 (30.90)
        1:35.59 (37.19)     2:11.17 (35.58)
        2:52.04 (40.87)     3:32.33 (40.29)
        4:05.75 (33.42)     4:37.26 (31.51)

In the women’s 400 IM, Auburn senior Ashley Neidigh posted a strong swim with a 4:49.14 to lead the field by over seven seconds. Solie Laughlin was second at 4:56.24. 200 IM champ last night Riley Scott was third and Auburn’s Zoe Thatcher was fourth into tonight’s A-final.

Event 20  Women 400 LC Meter IM
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        World: W 4:28.43  7/28/2012 Shiwen Ye, CHN
         Amer: A 4:31.12  6/29/2008 Katie Hoff, North Baltimore
       USOpen: O 4:31.07  6/19/2015 Katinka Hosszu, HUN
  Meet Record: M 4:38.83  5/28/2011 Julia E Smit, UN-PC
         POOL: P 4:32.98  8/2014    Elizabeth Beisel, ABF
                 4:54.99  NATL
                 4:54.99  OT Trials
                 4:58.09  JNR
                 5:09.67  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Neidigh, Ashley  22 AUB-SE            4:57.73    4:49.14 qNATL  
                 31.19      1:06.26 (35.07)
        1:43.75 (37.49)     2:20.49 (36.74)
        3:01.30 (40.81)     3:43.20 (41.90)
        4:16.68 (33.48)     4:49.14 (32.46)
  2 Laughlin, Solie  19 UN-15-SN/BUEN-CA  4:59.06    4:56.24 qJNR   
                 30.85      1:06.06 (35.21)
        1:44.09 (38.03)     2:20.85 (36.76)
        3:04.22 (43.37)     3:47.18 (42.96)
        4:21.90 (34.72)     4:56.24 (34.34)
  3 Scott, Riley O   19 UN-PC/USC-CA      5:01.85    4:59.12 qMIN   
                 31.01      1:07.72 (36.71)
        1:46.88 (39.16)     2:25.75 (38.87)
        3:05.95 (40.20)     3:47.86 (41.91)
        4:24.36 (36.50)     4:59.12 (34.76)
  4 Thatcher, Zoe M  20 AUB-SE            5:02.85    4:59.64 qMIN   
                 31.78      1:07.37 (35.59)
        1:45.65 (38.28)     2:23.14 (37.49)
        3:07.34 (44.20)     3:51.90 (44.56)
        4:25.97 (34.07)     4:59.64 (33.67)

The men’s 100 butterfly final will be tight as¬†Auburn’s Luis Martinez posted the top time of the morning with a 53.51 ahead of USC’s Dylan Carter (53.87) and Cal’s Justin Lynch (54.29). Martinez is just off the meet record held by Milorad Cavic and Lynch from two years ago at 53.08.

 Event 23  Men 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps, USA
         Amer: A 49.82  8/1/2009  Michael Phelps, USA
       USOpen: O 50.22  7/9/2009  Michael Phelps, North Baltimore
  Meet Record: M 53.08  5/2015    Michael Cavic/Justin Lynch, SERB/UN
         POOL: P 50.65  8/2010    Michael Phelps, NBAC
                 54.79  NATL
                 54.79  OT Trials
                 56.69  JNR
                 59.09  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Martinez, Luis   21 AUB-SE              52.22      53.51 qNATL  
                 25.47        53.51 (28.04)
  2 Carter, Dylan J  21 UN-04-CA/USC-CA     53.61      53.87 qNATL  
                 25.00        53.87 (28.87)
  3 Lynch, Justin J  20 CAL-PC              52.43      54.29 qNATL  
                 25.34        54.29 (28.95)
  4 Ramirez Juarez,  26 ITESM               54.45      54.54 qNATL  
                 25.79        54.54 (28.75)

In the women’s 100 butterfly, Trojan’s Kendyl Stewart led the heats with a 59.19 ahead of Canyon’s Amanda Kendall (59.73). Cal’s Farida Osman and Katie McLaughlin are the other two swimmers in the final as the four will be chasing the meet record held by Canadian Katerine Savard from 2011 at 58.48.

 Event 24  Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W 55.64  8/3/2015  Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
         Amer: A 55.98  7/29/2012 Dana Vollmer, USA
       USOpen: O 56.38  1/16/2016 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
  Meet Record: M 58.48  5/28/2011 Katerine Savard, Club de natation
         POOL: P 57.32  8/2010    Christine Magnuson, FORD
               1:01.19  NATL
               1:01.19  OT Trials
               1:02.59  JNR
               1:04.52  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Stewart, Kendyl  22 TROJ-CA             58.32      59.19 qNATL  
                 27.68        59.19 (31.51)
  2 Kendall, Amanda  26 CANY-CA             58.27      59.73 qNATL  
                 27.94        59.73 (31.79)
  3 Osman, Farida H  22 CAL-PC              57.83    1:00.40 qNATL  
                 28.13      1:00.40 (32.27)
  4 McLaughlin, Kat  19 CAL-PC              58.86    1:00.57 qNATL  
                 28.49      1:00.57 (32.08)

Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti lead the qualifiers in the 200 back with a 2:04.87 this morning. Teenagers¬†Peter Larson, Justin Nguyen and Robby Moseley followed him into the final.

 Event 27  Men 200 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 1:51.92  7/31/2009 Aaron Peirsol, USA
         Amer: A 1:51.92  7/31/2009 Aaron Peirsol, USA
       USOpen: O 1:53.08  7/11/2009 Aaron Peirsol, Longhorn
  Meet Record: M 1:58.15  5/29/2010 Tyler Clary, FAST
         POOL: P 1:54.12  8/2010    Ryan Lochte, USA
                 2:03.79  OT Trials
                 2:03.99  NATL
                 2:07.39  JNR
                 2:15.69  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bonetti, Brock   21 UN-01-GU          2:03.20    2:04.87 qJNR   
                 29.37      1:00.79 (31.42)
        1:32.47 (31.68)     2:04.87 (32.40)
  2 Larson, Peter L  16 EDI-MN            2:03.33    2:05.59 qJNR   
                 30.22      1:01.71 (31.49)
        1:33.90 (32.19)     2:05.59 (31.69)
  3 Nguyen, Justin   17 NOVA-CA           2:06.45    2:06.33 qJNR   
                 29.31      1:00.82 (31.51)
        1:33.37 (32.55)     2:06.33 (32.96)
  4 Moseley, Robby   17 BSC-CC            2:07.50    2:07.35 qJNR   
                 30.44      1:02.23 (31.79)
        1:34.74 (32.51)     2:07.35 (32.61)

In the women’s 200 back, Pac-12 rivals Emma Schanz of UCLA and Amy Bilquist of Cal swam 2:14’s this morning to lead the qualifiers into tonight’s finals session. Schanz (2:14.59) and Bilquist (2:14.81) lead teenagers Samantha Shelton and Alex Crisera into tonight’s final.

 Event 28  Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin, USA
         Amer: A 2:04.06  8/3/2012  Missy Franklin, USA
       USOpen: O 2:05.68  6/26/2013 Missy Franklin, Colorado Stars
  Meet Record: M 2:11.95  5/2013    Maya Dirado, UN
         POOL: P 2:07.83  8/2010    Elizabeth Beisel, USA
                 2:16.59  NATL
                 2:16.59  OT Trials
                 2:18.69  JNR
                 2:24.29  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Schanz, Emma I   19 UN-11-CA          2:16.16    2:14.59 qNATL  
                 32.69      1:07.15 (34.46)
        1:40.88 (33.73)     2:14.59 (33.71)
  2 Bilquist, Amy M  19 CAL-PC            2:08.30    2:14.81 qNATL  
                 31.78      1:05.64 (33.86)
        1:40.20 (34.56)     2:14.81 (34.61)
  3 Shelton, Samant  17 MVN-CA            2:22.55    2:17.10 qJNR   
                 32.60      1:06.75 (34.15)
        1:41.55 (34.80)     2:17.10 (35.55)
  4 Crisera, Alexan  16 CITI-CA           2:16.70    2:17.50 qJNR   
                 32.16      1:07.19 (35.03)
        1:42.13 (34.94)     2:17.50 (35.37)

The men’s 400 free final will be the last final of the night as 200 free champ Cristian Quintero swam the fastest time of the morning with a 3:59.22. Auburn’s Russell Noletto was second at 3:59.68 to join Quintero as the only swimmers under 4 minutes. Cal’s Nick Norman (4:01.37) and Ryan Kao (4:01.67) are within striking distance of the top two as they round out the A-final for tonight.

 Event 29  Men 400 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 3:40.07  7/26/2009 Paul Biedermann, GER
         Amer: A 3:42.78  8/10/2008 Larsen Jensen, USA
       USOpen: O 3:43.53  6/29/2008 Larsen Jensen, Trojan
  Meet Record: M 3:49.74  4/25/2009 Ous Mellouli, TROJ
         POOL: P 3:44.27  8/2006    Klete Keller, CW
                 3:58.69  NATL
                 3:58.69  OT Trials
                 4:03.59  JNR
                 4:11.79  MIN
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Quintero, Crist  24 TROJ-CA           3:50.44    3:59.22 qJNR   
                 27.50        57.57 (30.07)
        1:27.86 (30.29)     1:58.54 (30.68)
        2:28.80 (30.26)     2:59.71 (30.91)
        3:29.92 (30.21)     3:59.22 (29.30)
  2 Noletto, Russel  20 AUB-SE            4:04.18    3:59.68 qJNR   
                 27.91        57.81 (29.90)
        1:27.83 (30.02)     1:58.12 (30.29)
        2:28.32 (30.20)     2:58.82 (30.50)
        3:29.74 (30.92)     3:59.68 (29.94)
  3 Norman, Nick C   20 CAL-PC            3:58.48    4:01.37 qJNR   
                 27.95        57.75 (29.80)
        1:28.01 (30.26)     1:58.72 (30.71)
        2:29.52 (30.80)     3:00.44 (30.92)
        3:31.16 (30.72)     4:01.37 (30.21)
  4 Kao, Ryan J      21 CAL-PC            3:58.36    4:01.67 qJNR   
                 28.44        58.64 (30.20)
        1:29.52 (30.88)     2:00.40 (30.88)
        2:31.37 (30.97)     3:02.53 (31.16)
        3:33.45 (30.92)     4:01.67 (28.22)
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