Zane Grothe Holds Off Field to win 800 Free at TYR Pro Swim Series Santa Clara

Zane Grothe. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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After a smooth but still dominant performance from Katie Ledecky in the women’s 800 free, the men’s race was much closer.

Zane Grothe won the men’s 800 free to kick off the men’s finals on Saturday at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara. The Mission Viejo Nadadore won the race in 7:55.14.

Tae Hwan Park of Korea was second in 7:57.68, followed by the University of Michigan’s Ricardo Vargas (7:58.81) from Mexico, Johannes Calloni (8:01.88) and True Sweetser (8:02.16) of Stanford, Nick Norman (8:02.92), Mitch D’Arrigo (8:09.30), Sean Grieshop (8:12.27) and Kevin Litherland (8:12.34).

 

Event 15  Men 800 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 7:32.12  7/29/2009 Lin Zhang, CHN
     American: A 7:43.60  7/31/2013 Michael McBroom, USA
     Pro Swim: M 7:49.96  2014      Michael McBroom
    Name                  Age Team                 Seed     Finals        
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  1 Grothe, Zane           26 Mission Viejo Na  7:50.97    7:55.14  
    r:+0.70  27.83        57.92 (30.09)
        1:27.47 (29.55)     1:58.39 (30.92)
        2:28.61 (30.22)     2:58.88 (30.27)
        3:28.99 (30.11)     3:59.21 (30.22)
        4:29.15 (29.94)     4:58.99 (29.84)
        5:28.86 (29.87)     5:58.66 (29.80)
        6:28.29 (29.63)     6:57.71 (29.42)
        7:26.64 (28.93)     7:55.14 (28.50)
  2 Park, Tae Hwan         28 Korea             8:01.65    7:57.68  
    r:+0.64  26.89        56.77 (29.88)
        1:27.27 (30.50)     1:57.30 (30.03)
        2:26.96 (29.66)     2:57.24 (30.28)
        3:27.18 (29.94)     3:57.57 (30.39)
        4:27.70 (30.13)     4:58.06 (30.36)
        5:28.34 (30.28)     5:58.64 (30.30)
        6:28.92 (30.28)     6:59.39 (30.47)
        7:29.42 (30.03)     7:57.68 (28.26)
  3 Vargas Jacobo, Ricard  20 Mexico            8:01.24    7:58.81  
    r:+0.67  27.93        58.04 (30.11)
        1:28.52 (30.48)     1:58.86 (30.34)
        2:29.23 (30.37)     2:59.42 (30.19)
        3:29.56 (30.14)     3:59.58 (30.02)
        4:29.69 (30.11)     4:59.69 (30.00)
        5:29.75 (30.06)     5:59.68 (29.93)
        6:29.72 (30.04)     6:59.78 (30.06)
        7:30.02 (30.24)     7:58.81 (28.79)
  4 Calloni, Johannes      18 Unattached Stanf  7:59.80    8:01.88  
    r:+0.73  28.14        58.08 (29.94)
        1:28.36 (30.28)     1:58.51 (30.15)
        2:29.01 (30.50)     2:59.31 (30.30)
        3:29.68 (30.37)     4:00.08 (30.40)
        4:29.61 (29.53)     5:00.77 (31.16)
        5:31.54 (30.77)     6:02.81 (31.27)
        6:33.28 (30.47)     7:03.70 (30.42)
        7:33.56 (29.86)     8:01.88 (28.32)
  5 Sweetser, True         20 Unattached Stanf  7:53.32    8:02.16  
    r:+0.70  28.41        58.39 (29.98)
        1:28.76 (30.37)     1:59.04 (30.28)
        2:29.73 (30.69)     3:00.14 (30.41)
        3:30.92 (30.78)     4:01.61 (30.69)
        4:32.58 (30.97)     5:03.16 (30.58)
        5:33.76 (30.60)     6:03.86 (30.10)
        6:34.27 (30.41)     7:04.09 (29.82)
        7:34.16 (30.07)     8:02.16 (28.00)
  6 Norman, Nick           21 California Aquat  8:14.75    8:02.92  
    r:+0.70  27.29        56.30 (29.01)
        1:26.15 (29.85)     1:55.81 (29.66)
        2:26.09 (30.28)     2:56.21 (30.12)
        3:26.92 (30.71)     3:57.51 (30.59)
        4:28.45 (30.94)     4:59.04 (30.59)
        5:29.92 (30.88)     6:00.57 (30.65)
        6:31.67 (31.10)     7:02.46 (30.79)
        7:33.32 (30.86)     8:02.92 (29.60)
  7 D'Arrigo, Mitch        23 Gator Swim Club   8:13.63    8:09.30  
    r:+0.73  27.63        57.15 (29.52)
        1:27.32 (30.17)     1:57.74 (30.42)
        2:28.74 (31.00)     2:59.47 (30.73)
        3:30.21 (30.74)     4:01.00 (30.79)
        4:32.18 (31.18)     5:03.24 (31.06)
        5:34.52 (31.28)     6:05.64 (31.12)
        6:36.45 (30.81)     7:07.27 (30.82)
        7:38.25 (30.98)     8:09.30 (31.05)
  8 Grieshop, Sean         19 California Aquat  8:13.43    8:12.27  
    r:+0.65  28.11        57.92 (29.81)
        1:28.98 (31.06)     1:59.87 (30.89)
        2:30.95 (31.08)     3:01.98 (31.03)
        3:33.12 (31.14)     4:04.26 (31.14)
        4:35.57 (31.31)     5:06.81 (31.24)
        5:38.07 (31.26)     6:09.24 (31.17)
        6:40.71 (31.47)     7:11.58 (30.87)
        7:42.44 (30.86)     8:12.27 (29.83)
  9 Litherland, Kevin      22 Dynamo Swim Club  8:03.19    8:12.34  
    r:+0.66  27.99        58.38 (30.39)
        1:29.08 (30.70)     1:59.73 (30.65)
        2:30.62 (30.89)     3:01.55 (30.93)
        3:32.73 (31.18)     4:04.06 (31.33)
        4:35.25 (31.19)     5:06.57 (31.32)
        5:38.03 (31.46)     6:09.27 (31.24)
        6:40.66 (31.39)     7:11.91 (31.25)
        7:42.77 (30.86)     8:12.34 (29.57)
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