LA Invite Day 3: Scott Continues Stellar Meet, Dwyer Drops 1:47 200 Fr


  • USC Uytengsu Aquatic Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 12th-15th
  • Prelims at 8:30 a.m., finals at 5 p.m.
  • Psych sheet
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2018 CA Los Angeles Invite (1)”

The 2018 Los Angeles Invite continued Saturday with the men’s 1500, 200 free, and 400IM, women’s 200 IM and 400 free, and men’s and women’s 200 breast, 50 free, and 800 free relay.

2015 open water world champ and Rio 1500 finalist Jordan Wilimovsky, of Team Santa Monica, continued his distance dominance winning the 1500 in 15:14.32. In second was Yutian Wang in 15:39.18, and Nova’s Brandon Samaniego in 15:56.88.

World record holder Katinka Hosszu split 28.37/33.67/38.86/30.63 to win the women’s 200 IM in 2:11.53. Trojan Swim Club teammate Tatum Wade was second in 2:15.80, followed by Nova’s Ayla Spitz in 2:17.71.

Olympian Conor Dwyer split 24.98/27.15/27.18/27.97 to win the men’s 200 free in 1:47.28, the second-fastest time in the nation this year (behind only Jack Conger‘s 1:46.96). Chinese national teamer Ziao Qiu was second in 1:49.67, followed by Hungarian Daniel Dudas in 1:50.58.

USC rising senior Riley Scott, representing the Marin Pirates, continued her stellar meet, nearly matching her best time to win the women’s 200 breast in 2:27.95 (34.43/38.41/37.78/37.33). Katinka Hosszu, less than half an hour after her 200 IM win, took second in 2:30.16. 17-year-old Isabelle Odgers, of Nova, took third place in 2:30.74. Francois van Wynsberghe, of Team Rebel Aquatics, won the men’s race in 2:16.49  (31.04/34.13/35.12/36.20). 29-year-old Brandon Fischer, of the Livermore Aquacowboys, took second in 2:15.99. Team China’s Jiale Song took third in 2:17.30.

Xiang Lu won the women’s 50 free in 24.86, followed by Team Elite’s Caroline Baldwin in 25.55. Team Rebel Aquatics’ Kasia Wilk took third in 25.88. Chinese national teamers Hexin Yu (22.37) and Jintong Yang (22.88) went 1-2 in the men’s race (Anthony Ervin, who was third in 23.19 in prelims, scratched the final). Team Elite’s Artsiom Machekin was third in 22.93.

Swimmers from Team China, all 16 years old, swept the women’s 400 free. Bingjie Li, who was already the No. 3 performer in the world this season, won in 4:05.19 (59.09/1:01.55/1:02.08/1:02.47); Yanhan Ai was second in 4:11.20, and Junxuan Yang was just behind in 4:11.91. Katinka Hosszu, in her third event of the night, was 8th in 4:24.71.

China’s Yizhe Wang won the men’s 400 IM in 4:20.07 (57.31/1:07.17/1:15.15/1:00.44). Orca’s Ben Olszewski took second in 4:28.89, and UCSB’s Douglas Nogueira took third in 4:30.82.

The Mission Viejo Nadadores team of Riley Lexvold (2:07.58), Ileeya Losey (2:08.04), Savannah DuPuis (2:06.79), and Emily Bogess (2:06.33) won the women’s 800 free relay in 8:28.74. North Coast was second in 8:29.04, and Rose Bowl third in 8:39.82. Mission Viejo also topped the men’s race, with Nick Williams (1:59.61), Min Zhi Chua (1:56.31), Noah Brune (1:58.43), and Aidan Yong (1:59.49) combining for a 7:53.84. Highlands Ranch took second in 8:03.17, followed by North Coast in 8:05.47.

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5 years ago

Welcome back Dwyer

5 years ago

Kasia Wilk’s is representing Team Rebel not Trojan

5 years ago

It was actually a season best for Li Bingjie in 400 free. But all her swims this season are roughly within 1 sec interval. Exceptional stability all season long. But because it is 4sec away from her personal best it is hard to say if she is still progressing after spectacular last year or that was it. I hope Asian Games in a month will answer this question.

Reply to  Yozhik
5 years ago

Training meet for her, chill.

Reply to  Hswimmer
5 years ago

I know it is a training meet. But all season long (including national championships) not a single step forward and a single step back. It’s kind of weird. Can you make a prediction about her season high? Will this “female Sun Yang” approach 4 min and surpass Titmus? After last season’s 4:01 and 8:15 when she was 15yo there were no doubts in China media that she would do it in 2018 at the age of 16.

Reply to  Yozhik
5 years ago

That’s not how swimming works… How fast was she going at in-season meets last year? IMO she looks rock-solid this season. I guess we’ll find out at taper time if she can beat 4:01.

Reply to  Caleb
5 years ago

Just because you asked:
Last year looked different.
4:02 in April at National championships
4:03 in July at World Championships
4:01 in September at National Games

5 years ago

Are there any videos up on YouTube?

Reply to  Torrey Hart
5 years ago

It would be great if you could video interview some of the American coaches– like Marsh, Salo and Schubert–and ask them why as coaches of Team USA swimmers they are coaching Team China swimmers who emanate from PED-laced programs, and what they are being paid by China to do so.

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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