By Maddy Olson // Contributor | Wednesday, August 3, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – National Team Member Andrew Wilson (Bethesda, Md.), as well as Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev.) broke meet records Wednesday on night two of the 2016 U.S. Open at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
Wilson topped the men’s 200-meter breaststroke with a new meet record of 2:09.73 over Great Britain’s James Wilby and Russia’s Marat Amaltdinov.
Grothe took home the gold medal in the men’s 400m free with a meet record time of 3:45.63. Great Britain’s Nicholas Grainger and National Team Member True Sweetser (Hernando, Fla.) followed with times of 3:47.83 and 3:47.94, respectively.
Sierra Schmidt (Erdenheim, Pa.) powered through the back half of the women’s 400m free for the win, finishing with a time of 4:08.82. Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y.) finished second in 4:09.10—Twichell won the women’s 800m free on Tuesday night. Stephanie Peters (Acworth, Ga.) rounded out the top-three with a time of 4:09.55.
In the women’s 200m breast, Bethany Galat (Mishawaka, Ind.) won by over three seconds with a 2:24.3. Madisyn Cox (Lubbock, Tex.) placed second in 2:27.21, and Miranda Tucker (Plymouth, Mich.) took third in 2:28.24.
Other wins on night two included:
- Australia’s Sian Whittaker in the women’s 200m back with a 2:08.64
- Arkady Vyatchanin in the men’s 200m back with a 1:56.65
- Australia men’s 4x100m free relay with a time of 3:16.87, a new meet record
The 2016 U.S. Open continues through Saturday with daily prelims at 9 a.m. CT, followed by finals at 5 p.m. CT.