2020 US Open – Irvine: Friday AM Live Recap

2020 US Open Swimming Championships

Second session – Friday, November 13th

The Friday morning session is split in two, with women swimming from 9:00 a.m. local time to around 9:30 a.m. and men swimming from 11:30 a.m. to around 12:15 p.m.

Women’s 400m Freestyle – Timed Final

  • American record: 3: 56.46 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • US Open record: 3: 57.94 – Katie Ledecky (2018)
  • US Olympic Trials Average: 4: 16.89

The top 3:

  1. Erica Sullivan, SAND – 4:12, 13
  2. Katie Crom, MVN – 4:17.84
  3. Katie Grimes, SAND – 4:18.51

Common Sandpiper from Nevada Erica Sullivan jumped out at an early start in run 2 and quickly prevailed over his teammate Katie Grimes. Sullivan was half a body taller in the 100, led by a full body in the 200, and was more than 2 lengths ahead of the 300. Sullivan finished the race with a time of 4: 12.13. After a lengthy battle with Grimes in second place, it was second place Katie chrome from Mission Viejo at 4:17, 84. Grimes took 3rd place with 4: 18.51.

Second seed Claire Tuggle of Santa Maria Swim Club was 7th in the heat, far from their start time of 4: 07.85, with 4: 29.56.

Abby Dunford of Sandpipers won the first run in 4: 22.56.

Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Timed Final

  • American record: 2: 06.15 – Ariana Kukors (2009)
  • US Open record: 2: 08.32 – Kathleen Baker (2018)
  • US Olympic Trials Average: 2: 17.39

The top 3:

  1. Justina Kozan, MVN – 2: 14.34
  2. Samantha Pearson, UNAT- 2:16, 37
  3. Isa Odgers, USC- 2:16.53

Top seed Justina Kozan won the 200 IM handy thanks to a solid rear half. Samantha Pearson was first out of the gate in the final heat with a 28.8 after the butterfly lead. She held on to the back leg and spun halfway in 1: 02.24. Kozan was 1.7 seconds behind, but all it took was her 40.5 sternum to catch up with Pearson. Kozan then took it home for the win in 2: 14.34. Isa Odgers from USC caught Pearson in the sternum but couldn’t touch it in freestyle. Pearson finished second in 2: 16.37; Odgers decided with 2: 16.53 for the 3rd place.

Pearson and Odgers both scored cuts in the Olympic trials at that event.

Notre Dame committed Renee Gillilan of the Fort Collins Area Swim Team won the first run in 2: 20.14. Marly Lough from Brea Aquatics was the fastest in the second run with 2: 21.44. Kennedy Noble of YMCA Westside Silver Fins won the third run ahead of him with a 2: 19.80 Hannah Kastiger (2: 20.64).

Women’s 50m Freestyle – Timed Final

  • American record: 23.97 – Simone Manuel (2017)
  • US Open record: 08/24 – Pernille Blume (2019)
  • Average at the US Olympic Games: 25.99

The top 3:

  1. Meredith Smithbaker, VOTX – 6/26
  2. Anna Shaw, TOPS – 26.21
  3. Kailyn Winter, QSS – 26.22

Two of the first three times came from the penultimate heat where Anna Shaw Hilltoppers from the University of Denver have edged Quicksilver Swimming’s Kailyn winter Shaw lost 0.18 to win 26.21 while Winter swam her exact start time of 26.22.

Meredith Smithbaker from Team Vortex tied off .13 from their start time to win the last run and set the fastest time of the morning of 6/26 on track 1. She held back Gator swim clubs Anicka Delgado (26.45) and Mission Viejo Katie Crom (26.82) for victory.

Heat 1 went to Ella Mazurek of mercury at 26:28 via Mission Viejo Macky Hodges (26.68).

400 m freestyle men – timed final

  • American record: 3: 42.78 – Larsen Jensen (2008)
  • US Open record: 3: 43.53 – Larsen Jensen (2008)
  • US Olympic Trials average: 3: 57.29

The top 3:

  1. Will Gallant, MVN- 3: 53.61
  2. Jordan Wilimovsky, KSWM-3: 54.56
  3. Daniel Matheson, SAC – 3: 56.46

Will Gallant of Mission Viejo took 1.3 seconds to ride the morning’s fastest 400 and won run 5 with 3: 53.61. He followed KSwim Jordan Wilimovsky up to about halfway as he pulled up and built a body-length lead to the finish line.

Daniel Matheson of Scottsdale Aquatic Club recorded its second Olympic Trials cut of the meeting. He won the second run with 3: 56.46 Luke Hobson from the Lakeridge Swim Team (3: 57.83). Matheson’s previous PB was 4: 06.82. It was also Hobson’s first sub-4 bath; his best was 4: 03.47.

Fullerton Matthew Chai fell 14.7 seconds to win Run 1 in 4: 00.36; Aistars is different of Mission Viejo was the fastest run of the third run with 4: 01.01; and Keaton Jones of Swim Neptune got the highest award in the 4th run with 3: 58.51

200 m individual medley of men – timed final

  • American record: 1: 54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • US Open record: 1: 54.56 – Ryan Lochte (2009)
  • US Olympic Trials Cut: 2: 04.09

The top 3:

  1. Grant House, SUN – 2: 03.04
  2. Etay Gurevich, FORD – 2: 05.53
  3. Tona Zinn, SCAL – 2: 06.75

The fastest times of the men’s 200 IM heats all came at the end Grant House of Sun Devil Swimming Cruising to a comfortable win in 2: 03.04. Etay Gurevich Tucson Ford (2: 05.53) defeated SOCAL Aquatics’ Tona tin (2: 06.75) for second place.

University of Denver Sebastian Wolff USC’s touched Jackson Odgers2: 08.89 to 2: 09.10 in heat 3.

Wylie Kruse from Fort Collins Area won the first run in 2: 09.99, an improvement of 3.5 seconds over his previous PB. Rose Bowl’s Chris O’Grady was victorious in the second run with a PB of 2: 09.58.

Men’s 50 m freestyle – timed final

  • American record: 21.04 – single Villasenor (2019)
  • US Open record: 21:14 – Cesar Cielo (2009)
  • US Olympic Games cut: 23.19

The top 3:

  1. Payton Sorenson, SUN- 22.73
  2. Kent Olsen-Stavrakas, STAR – 23.21
  3. Evan Carlson, SUN – 23.29

Payton Sorenson of Sun Devil Swimming scored the only U-23 of the morning and won the last run in 22.73 Kent Olsen-Stavrakas make up Colorado Stars and Evan Carlson by Sun Devils. Carlson touched Irvine Novas Jesse Novak by 0.01 to take third place in 23.29.

Zheng Wen Quah of California Aquatics won the first run in 23.44 ahead of Hobson (23.86) of the Lakeridge Swim Team. Danny Syrkin Irvines rimmed by Rose Bowl Jerome Heidrich23.59 to 23.72 in heat 2.

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