Linnea Mack and Vlad Morozov Kick Off Swim Meet of Champions With 100 Free

2021 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions

  • June 24-27,2021
  • Marguerite Aquatic Center, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Long Course Meters (50 Meters)
  • Results on MM: “2021 CA Dolfin Fran Crippen SMOC PRO”

The annual Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions started off with a distance session on Thursday in Mission Viejo, California.

16-year-old Mattea Sokolow of Team Santa Monica won the women’s 1500 free with a time of 17:13.23, out touching Ayumi Macias Alba from Jim Click Team Elite by .45. Sokolow was about 9 seconds off her lifetime best, while 3rd place finisher Sydney Willson of Mission Viejo finished in 3rd place with a lifetime best time of 17:25.24. 14-year-old Willson took about 2 seconds off her previous best from May.

On the men’s side, Florida’s Advait Page won the 1500 free (15:23.66) with nearly a 30 second lead over the field. He shaved 2.3 seconds off his lifetime best time from 2018.

During Friday’s prelims session, 16-year-old Abby O’Sullivan of Mission Viejo dropped a lifetime best 200 fly this morning with a time of 2:17.63. Her previous best time was 2:19.50 from May. Aggie Swim Club’s Jing Quah and TXLA’s Remedy Rule went 1-2 during prelims with times of 2:12.62 and 2:15.01, respectively.

Angel Martinez of Aggie Swim Club posted the top time in the men’s 200 fly this morning: 1:58.34, coming within half a second of his lifetime best time from the Pro Swim Series in May.

Team Elite’s Linnea Mack topped the women’s 100 free with a  53.85, coming within .07 of her lifetime best time from the May Pro Swim Series. She was followed by second place finisher seeds, Gator Swim Club’s Anicka Delgado (55.94). Mack made finals in this event at the U.S. Olympic Trials last week where she placed 8th; her fastest time came in the semifinals, though: 54.03. 

Two-time Olympian Vlad Morozov of Trojan Aquatics Swim Club raced the 100 free, coming in 2nd place with a time of 50.30 behind Team Elite’s Dylan Carter (50.04). Morozov’s best time is the 47.62 he posted at the 2013 World University Games, and Carter has also broken 50.00 before.

Canyon’s Izabella Adame posted a best time in the 200 breast to snag second place in prelims with a time of 2:36.12, about .6 off her lifetime best time from 2018. She finished behind Trojan Aquatics’ Isabelle Odgers (2:34.14) who came within 6 seconds of her best time from May.

14-year-old Teagan O’Dell of Irvine Novaquatics out touched Team Rebel Aquatics’ Katsiaryna Afanasyeva in the 50 back to claim 1st place with a time of 29.22 and beat her seed time by 1.3 seconds. Cal’s Andy Xianyang Song won the men’s race (26.20), half a second ahead of Gator Swim Club’s Tomas Peribonio.

Friday’s prelims session ended with some mid-distance free action. Irvine Novaquatics Ella Ristic swam a 4:18.34 in the 400 free to claim the top spot in finals tonight, just ahead of 2nd place finisher and recent Princeton graduate Courtney Tseng (4:21.80).

Ristic was about 1.5 seconds off their lifetime best times from last month while Tseng was within 2 seconds off her lifetime best from 2017.  O’Sullivan took 3rd with another best time of 4:22.60, taking .17 off her previous best time from May.

On the men’s side, Kushagra Rawat from the Swimming Federation of India swam the fastest prelims time of 3:57.37, right on his lifetime best from the May Pro Swim Series, followed by Palmira166-Mexico’s Ricardo Vargas Jacobo (3:59.67). Jacobo’s best time stands at 3:51.95 from a Pro Swim Series in 2016.

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Hswimmer
2 months ago

Mack would’ve made the team with that time 🤷🏾‍♂️ Missed taper or nerves I guess.

Michael
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

Linnea is a star. She was soo close and her times show it. Can’t wait to see how she does at ISL! Go Linnea! She is also a fantastic rep for the sport.

Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

Morozov’s looking like a weak link on the Russian 400 free relay. I guess they’ll have to swim him in prelims to make sure he’s in-shape.

SwimmerNotSwammer
2 months ago

Can we mention Heidi George in the women’s mile taking 4th AT 45 YEARS OF AGE?

Walter
2 months ago

Can Sydney Willson catch up to her mother? 🙂