Wilson and Grothe Win Again at U.S. Open

Wilson and Grothe Win Again at U.S. Open

By Maddy Olson // Contributor  | Friday, August 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Andrew Wilson (Bethesda, Md.) and Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev.) earned their second gold medals Friday on night four of the 2016 U.S. Open at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

Wilson swept the breaststroke events after posting a 100-meter time of 59.51. Great Britain’s James Wilby turned in 1:00.77 for second, while Australia’s Tommy Sucipto finished third with a time of 1:00.95.

Grothe topped the men’s 200m free field with a time of 1:47.61, over Wales’ Calum Jarvis and Great Britain’s Nicholas Grainger. Grothe broke the U.S. Open meet record in the men’s 400m free earlier this week.

Madisyn Cox (Lubbock, Texas) posted a gold finish in the women’s 200-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:59.51. Isabel Ivey (Gainesville, Fla.), and China’s Rose Bi followed with times of 2:00.01 and 2:00.11, respectively.

14-year-old Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn.) finished second in the women’s 100m back. Smith broke the 13-14 National Age Group Record with a time of 1:00.26, previously held by Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin.

Aggie Swim Club’s Lisa Bratton (Richland, Wash.), Franko Jonker (South Africa), Bethany Galat (Mishawaka, Ind.), and Claire Rasmus (New Orleans, La.) won the women’s 4x100m medley relay with a time of 4:05.90.

Other wins on night four included:

  • Australia’s Jessica Hansen in the women’s 100m breast with a 1:07.56
  • Australia’s Holly Barratt in the women’s 100m back with a 59.96
  • Arkady Vyatchanin in the men’s 100m back with a 53.97
  • Australia men’s 4x100m medley relay with a 3:38.77

The 2016 U.S. Open continues through Saturday with daily prelims at 9 a.m. CT, followed by finals at 5 p.m. CT.



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