Lotte Friis on training with NBAC: “I love it” (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Jared Anderson. 

The first two races went well for Katinka Hosszu, but Denmark’s Lotte Friis was too much to overcome in the third event. Friis powered away with the 400 free win, going 4:07.17, while Hosszu dropped off a bit after a busy night.

17-year-old Emily Overholt picked up her second runner-up finish of the night. The young Canadian was 4:07.93, getting within a second of Friis.

Cierra Runge is back with North Baltimore in representation after her freshman season with Cal, and she took third place in 4:08.38. It was only after that that Hosszu came in, going 4:08.77 and rounding out the lead pack.

Indiana grad Lindsey Vrooman, now with Badger, was 4:10.73 for fifth, just ahead of NBAC youngster Becca Mann (4:11.07). Gillian Ryan, who grew up swimming at North Baltimore but now swims for Michigan and Club Wolverine, was 4:11.46. Her Big Ten rival Kiera Janzen, who just graduated from Minnesota, was 4:13.02, and yet another NBAC swimmer rounded out the heat in 17-year-old Sierra Schmidt (4:13.19).

The B final went to Gator Swim Club’s Andreina Pinto at 4:13.83.

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Lazy Observer

I love her personality. Is she staying with NBAC this fall?

olive garden lover

Any video available of Katinka’s coach, Shane Tsusup? I heard about his reaction to Katinka losing to Lotte. Why does USA Swimming let him on the deck? #funnestsport #notatrueUSCTrojan

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