Race Video: Sutton wins 400 Free, 2014 Arena Grand Prix Orlando

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WOMEN’S 400 Freestyle – Reported by Jared Anderson

American Chloe Sutton, now swimming for IX3 Sports after many years with Mission Viejo, won a duel with Hungarian sensation Katinka Hosszu in the 400 free, leading the whole way and holding off Hosszu by .4 at the final wall. Sutton was a fast 4:10.11, a very strong swim that was nearly three seconds faster than her prelims time. Hosszu had a solid swim for her part, going 4:10.50 with an incredibly quick turn-around off the 100 back, where she also finished second.

14-year-old Courtney Harnish of York YMCA came in third place, going a lifetime-best 4:12.41 to beat out Gator Swim Club’s Andreina Pinto by two seconds.

The B final was a tight race between 16-year-old Kirsten Jacobsen of Barrington Swim Club and Minnesota Aquatics pro Ashley Steenvoorden. Jacobsen went 4:18.26 for 9th, while Steenvoorden came in 11th at 4:18.72.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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