Successful US Open for Cardiff Trio

Nassau County Aquatics Center East Meadow, NY USA

US OPEN results
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Well done to our swimmers, Chloe T, Harriet J & Xavier M competing for Swim Wales as follows: (pics from Swim Wales)

2 Aug e1 Harriet 200m butterfly h 2:16.24 C Final 2:13.92 (1)
2 Aug e4 Xavier 100m free h 50.86 pb (19) C Final 50.97 (6)

3 Aug e10 Chloe 200m brst h 2:33.88 (2) Final 2:24.80 (1)
Report from Swim Swam
GOLD- Chloe Tutton, Swim Wales 2:24.80
SILVER- Vanessa Pearl, Metroplex Aquatics 2:27.05
BRONZE- Andrea Cottrell, Cardinal Aquatics 2:28.18
British Olympian Chloe Tutton of Wales took it out fast, turning in 1:09.19 at the 100, just ahead of Emily Escobedo of Condors Swim Club, who had dropped 2.2 seconds in prelims to post the morning’s top time. Escobedo challenged over the second half and just touched out Tutton but was DQd. Tutton won with 2:24.80.

3 Aug e13 Xavier 200m back h 2:01.71 (13) B Final 2:01.56 (6)

4 Aug e17 Harriet 100m butterfly h 1:01.40 (25)

5 Aug e23 Chloe 100m brst h 1:08.64 (4) Final 1:08.23 (1)
Report from Swim Swam
GOLD: Chloe Tutton, GBR, 1:08.23
SILVER: Andee Cottrell, CARD, 1:08.40
BRONZE: Jorie Caneta, TAMU, 1:08.66
The top 5 women in the 100 breast were all bunched into the 1:08-range. British breaststroke standout Chloe Tutton came out on top, sweeping the breaststroke titles as she touched out Louisville’s Andee Cottrell with a 1:08.23 to Cottrell’s 1:08.40. Texas A&M’s Jorie Caneta made her move on the back half, but came up just short of silver with a 1:08.66.

5 Aug e26 Xavier 100m back h 55.11 (4) Final 54.64 (3)
Report from Swim Swam
GOLD: Arkady Vyatchanin, NYAC, 53.91
SILVER: Christopher Reid, BAMA, 54.54
BRONZE: Xavier Mohammed, GBR, 54.62
NYAC’s Arkady Vyatchanin was the only man to turn in a sub-54 tonight, winning by a half second with his 53.91. Bama’s Christopher Reid (54.54) and Great Britain’s Xavier Mohammed (54.62) raced neck-and-neck earn 2nd and 3rd respectively. Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti was the only other man to break 55 with a 54.99 for 4th place, followed by U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte (55.16).

6 Aug e 31 Xavier 200m IM h 2:02.45 (4) Final 2:00.47 (2)
Report from Swim Swam
GOLD- Ryan Lochte, Trojan Swim Club 1:59.24
SILVER- Xavier Mohammed, Swim Wales 2:00.47
BRONZE- Sam Stewart, Longhorn Aquatics 2:01.51
The field was bunched at the fly wall, but Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti turned just ahead of Trojan Swim Club’s Ryan Lochte. Lochte had a smooth backstroke leg and pulled ahead of the field, although Swim Wales’ Xavier Mohammed stayed with him. The pair had the clear lead heading into the breaststroke, where Lochte broke away and led by about 3/4 of a body heading into the freestyle. Lochte increased his lead over the final 50 meters and touched in a new U.S. Open meet record of 1:59.24, taking 2/100 off Michael Phelps’ 2006 meet mark. Mohammed finished second with 2:00.47. Third place went to Sam Stewart of Longhorn Aquatics in 2:01.51.