2017 TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions
- Meet Website
- LCM (50m)
- Woollett Aquatic Center, Irvine, California
- Results can be found on Meet Mobile, Search: “Irvine”
After a disappointing loss at the hands of Amanda Kendall last night in the women’s 100 free, California’s Abbey Weitzeil got a bit of revenge tonight defeating Kendall in the 50 free at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Irvine. Though the time of 25.35 isn’t exactly great by Weitzeil’s standards, a win’s a win and it’s a step in the right direction as she progresses towards the US World Trials in a few months.
Kendall finished 2nd in a time of 25.47, and Weitzeil’s teammate Amy Bilquist finished 3rd in 25.71. Rising teenage star Gabrielle Fa’Amausili from New Zealand also cracked 26 seconds for 4th in 25.83.
Fellow California product Katie McLaughlin also picked up her first win of the meet on night 3, touching in 2:00.94 in the women’s 200 free to edge out New Zealand’s Georgia Marris (2:01.38) and Mission Viejo’s Ella Ristic (2:01.43). Bilquist was 4th in 2:01.58. McLaughlin put up the top time in the 200 fly prelims yesterday before scratching the final.
The men’s 200 free saw many notable names go head-to-head, as New Zealand’s Matt Stanley captured the win in 1:48.91, about half a second of USC’s Dylan Carter (1:49.43). Tom Shields (1:50.17), Grant Shoults (1:51.12) and Liam Egan (1:52.98) placed 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
Other notable swims on the night included Riley Scott claiming the women’s 200 breast in 2:31.99, New Zealand’s Daniel Hunter going sub-23 in the men’s 50 free for the victory in 22.94, and fellow Kiwi Bradlee Ashby out-battling Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine to win the men’s 400 IM in 4:23.80 to DeVine’s 4:24.17.
The other two individual winners on the night were also from New Zealand, with Helena Gasson winning the women’s 400 IM (4:45.32) and George Schroder doing the same in the men’s 200 breast (2:14.83).