Twichell and Peterson Take Fourth Wins to Close Out 2016 KMSC Pro-Am

by Shawn Klosterman 5

December 18th, 2016 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

King Marlin Swim Club Pro-Am Classic


Ashley Twichell and Chip Peterson each took the top spot on the podium for the fourth time this weekend by claiming the win, and the $1200 prize, in the 1650 freestyle.  Open water specialist Peterson once again made the longest pool swim look like a warm up, winning the event by 25 seconds at 15:17.45, while Twichell cranked a stellar 15:42.16, finishing less than seven seconds away from her personal best.

Bryce Bohman claimed two wins in the Sunday session, completing the sweep of all three backstroke events by winning the 200 in 1:45.90 and the 50 in 22.02.

Mindaugas Sadauskas blasted a 42.75 to take his third win of the meet against a loaded field of pro’s in the men’s 100 free.  He was followed to the wall by Giles Smith (43.61,) Teo D’Alessandro (43.92,) and Chuck Katis (44.20.)

Additional highlights from Sunday’s session:

  • Wichita Swim Club’s Astrid Dirkzwager took the win for the women’s 200 back in 2:00.39.  She held off Wyoming commit Katelyn Blattner from Wichita Aqua Shocks who cut almost four seconds from her original entry time to touch at 2:00.86.
  • The women’s 100 freestyle had five amateur athletes finish below the 52 second mark, with Houston Swim Club’s Kennedy Thaman (51.38) just out-touching 14 year old Angel Ke (51.39) from Little Rock Dolphins by .01.
  • Hannah Saiz took ownership of both butterfly events in the meet with her 200 fly win.  Her 1:55.47 was less than half a second away from her personal best set last year at this meet.
  • Houston Swim Club’s Davis Bryan took the win for the men’s 200 fly, holding off King Marlin’s Kade Knoch, 1:50.65 to 1:51.14.
  • Holly Stoll from Schroeder Y claimed the top spot on the podium for the 50 back in 26.35.  She was joined below the 27 second barrier by Houston’s Grace Wey (26.82) and Texas Ford’s Ashlyn Fiorilli (26.89.)
  • Schroeder Y completed their sweep of all five women’s relays with their 1:35.09 win in the 200 freestyle relay.

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3 years ago

Giles has been underwhelming lately

Reply to  Uberfan
3 years ago

The pool had air quality issues through out the meet. By Saturday night finals so many of the swimmers where outside in the lobby just to get some fresh air.
The meet was well run and fun format with the shootout. Hopefully it wI’ll be looked into would love to go back next year.

3 years ago

I believe Peterson’s time is not correct.

Coach tom
3 years ago

Not training much.