Top 10 performances for local swimmers on both coasts


Stanford senior Liam Egan raced to a fourth-place finish in the men's 200-meter free at the U.S. Open Championships at Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y. on Saturday.

Egan, who won the 'B' final of the 400-meter free earlier in the week, recorded the sixth-fastest qualifying mark and then improved upon that to finish in 1:49.71, .03 seconds behind third-place finisher Matt Hutchins and .03 seconds ahead of fifth-place finisher Isaac Jones.

Matt Anderson
Stanford's Matt Anderson swam a 1:03.14 to finish fourth in the 'C' final and 20th overall in the men's 100-meter breast.

Cardinal senior Patrick Conaton was fourth in the 'B' final of the men's 100-meter back and 12th overall, recording a time of 56.16.

Ryan Lochte, competing in his first meet since being reinstated from a suspension, finished fifth in the 100 back in 55.16.

Stanford sophomore Benjamin Ho finished 23rd overall in the event, swimming a 56.71. Jack Walsh went 56.83 in prelims but did not swim in the finals.

The Stanford 4x100 medley relay team of Conaton, Anderson, Andrew Liang and Walsh finished fifth with a time of 3:42.94.

Cardinal sophomore Erin Voss participated in the women's 100 back preliminaries.

Gunn juniors Grace Tramack and Sarah Snyder turned in top 10 finishes at the USA Futures Championships in Santa Clara on Saturday.

PASA swimmers Brooks Taner and Nathan Yates also earned top 10 efforts at the meet.

Tramack went 4:24.80 in the 400-meter free to place third in the event while Snyder needed only 50 meters to place seventh in the free with a time of 26.84.

Gunn's Ashley Stahmer added a 10th-place finish in the 50 free, going 26.89. Palo Alto's Claire Lin finished 25th overall in 27.31 while fellow PASA swimmers Clara Schulz (27.79), Valeriya Nesedkina (27.82), Amy Wu (27.94), Alexandra Rudolph (28.05) and Jannae Torres (29.84) also competed in the event.

Yates placed third in the men's 50 free in 23.57 and added a ninth-place finish in the 100 back, racing 1:00.04. Taner went 2:06.06 to place seventh in the men's 200 fly.

Other PASA highlights:

12-year-old Audrey Cheng placed 12th overall in the 200 breast, swimming 2:43.00; Amy Wu went 1:06.42 to place 14th overall in the 100 back; Cyrus Morrison splashed his way to a 19th-place finish in the 50 free with a 23.66; and Trevor Collet (59.50) was ninth in the 100 back.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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