Neidigh and Grothe Take 1500m Free to Open TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

Neidigh and Grothe Take 1500m Free to Open TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

By USA Swimming  | Friday, June 8, 2018

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Teammates Ashley Neidigh (Jacksonville, Fla./Mission Viejo Nadadores) and U.S. National Team member Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev./ Mission Viejo Nadadores) opened the first evening of competition at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara on Thursday with victories in the women’s and men’s 1500-meter freestyle, respectively.

Neidigh won the women’s race in 16 minutes, 17.43 seconds, a career-best time and more than 3 seconds faster clear of the field. Grothe staved off the competition with a time of 15:18.43, edging runner-up Ricardo Vargas of Mexico by less than a second.

“I don’t know if I was expecting it,” said Neidigh. “My goal was to be under 16:20 this meet just based on some of the things I’ve been doing in training. That’s what I was hoping for.”

The four-day meet continues through Sunday with daily prelims at 9 a.m. PT followed by finals at 5 p.m.

NBC Sports will provide extensive coverage from Santa Clara with live action Friday on NBC Sports Network and Saturday on the Olympic Channel at 8 p.m. ET. All three finals session will also be streamed via NBC Sports, while a live webcast of prelims also will be available at usaswimming.org.


 

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