Zane Grothe Holds Off Anton Ipsen for Columbus 400 Free Title

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

After some fast swims in the 1500 on night one, the second finals session of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series from Columbus, Ohio will feature the 100 Fly, 400 Free, 200 Breast and 100 Free.

Michael Andrew and Margo Geer led the way this morning after posting the fourth fastest 100 Free times by Americans in 2018. Kelsi DahliaLeah Smith, Felix Auboeck and Justin Ress, all familiar names to the TYR Pro Swim Series circuit, earned top seeds in the 100 Fly, 400 Free and 100 Free.

Annie Lazor and Lousiville’s Evgenii Somov posted the top times in the 200 breaststroke but will have heavy challenges from the likes of Lilly King, Chase Kalisz, Reece Whitley and more.

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Men’s 400 Free

Anton Ipsen just ran out of room in the men’s 400 Free to catch Zane Grothe who was out to an early lead. Ipsen negative split the race, 1:55.09-1:54.43 for a total time of 3:49.52, but Grothe had enough to hang on to the lead in the end with a 3:48.69.

18-year-old Patrick Callan dropped the third-fastest time in this event for 18-and-under Americans so far this year. His swim of 3:53.44 moved him up three spots.

Callan was followed by a close race for fourth led by Marcelo Acosta in 3:54.37. He edged out Nick Hogsed (3:54.50) and Felix Auboeck (3:54.66). PJ Ransford (3:56.61) and Sam Steele (4:01.55) rounded out the top eight finishers.

 Event 6  Men 400 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 3:40.07  7/26/2009 Paul Biederman, GER
     American: A 3:42.78  8/10/2008 Larsen Jensen, USA
    U.S. Open: O 3:43.53  6/29/2008 Larsen Jensen, Trojan
     Jr World: J 3:44.60  4/1/2014  Mack Horton, Australia
     Pro Swim: P 3:43.55  2016      Sun Yang
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Zane Grothe      26 Mission Viejo Na  3:56.69    3:48.69   891  
    r:+0.69  26.62        55.41 (28.79)
        1:24.42 (29.01)     1:53.42 (29.00)
        2:22.31 (28.89)     2:51.30 (28.99)
        3:20.67 (29.37)     3:48.69 (28.02)
  2 Anton Oerskov I  23 Wolfpack Elite    3:54.28    3:49.52   881  
    r:+0.68  27.26        56.55 (29.29)
        1:25.78 (29.23)     1:55.09 (29.31)
        2:23.91 (28.82)     2:52.62 (28.71)
        3:21.54 (28.92)     3:49.52 (27.98)
  3 Patrick Callan   18 Trident Aquatics  3:55.53    3:53.44   837  
    r:+0.69  26.69        56.50 (29.81)
        1:26.06 (29.56)     1:56.03 (29.97)
        2:25.40 (29.37)     2:55.39 (29.99)
        3:24.94 (29.55)     3:53.44 (28.50)
  4 Marcelo Acosta   21 Univ Louisville   3:56.68    3:54.37   827  
    r:+0.70  27.21        56.90 (29.69)
        1:26.80 (29.90)     1:56.85 (30.05)
        2:26.56 (29.71)     2:56.22 (29.66)
        3:25.58 (29.36)     3:54.37 (28.79)
  5 Nick Hogsed      22 Ohio State Swim   3:56.36    3:54.50   826  
    r:+0.70  27.13        56.03 (28.90)
        1:25.76 (29.73)     1:55.24 (29.48)
        2:25.03 (29.79)     2:55.02 (29.99)
        3:25.16 (30.14)     3:54.50 (29.34)
  6 Felix Auboeck    21 Club Wolverine    3:54.13    3:54.66   824  
    r:+0.76  27.25        56.42 (29.17)
        1:26.00 (29.58)     1:55.54 (29.54)
        2:25.03 (29.49)     2:55.10 (30.07)
        3:25.08 (29.98)     3:54.66 (29.58)
  7 PJ Ransford      21 Club Wolverine    3:57.72    3:56.61   804  
    r:+0.72  28.03        57.40 (29.37)
        1:27.40 (30.00)     1:57.27 (29.87)
        2:27.27 (30.00)     2:57.39 (30.12)
        3:27.47 (30.08)     3:56.61 (29.14)
  8 Sam Steele       20 Univ Louisville   3:57.22    4:01.55   756  
    r:+0.63  26.59        55.69 (29.10)
        1:25.29 (29.60)     1:55.13 (29.84)
        2:25.02 (29.89)     2:56.59 (31.57)
        3:28.81 (32.22)     4:01.55 (32.74)