Kylie Palmer wins at L.A. meet
LOS ANGELES -- Two Australian women won individual events at the Los Angeles Invitational on Saturday in a tuneup for next month's Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.
Olympian Kylie Palmer led a 1-2 Aussie finish in the 400-meter freestyle. She won in 4 minutes, 10.03 seconds, beating teammate Leah Neale, who touched in 4:10.87. Haley Anderson finished third in 4:11.96.
Aussie Jessica Hansen won the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.71. Andrea Kropp was second in 2:29.46.
Neale and Palmer teamed with Mikkayla Sheridan and Carla Buchanan to win the 800 freestyle relay in 8:04.40.
Olympian Nathan Adrian was the fastest qualifier for the 50 freestyle in 21.90 seconds. But he elected not to swim the evening final, clearing the way for a trio of lesser-known swimmers to make the podium. Seth Stubblefield won in 23.09 -- well off Adrian's morning time. Joey Hale was second in 23.11 and Nick Soedel took third in 23.24. Olympian Matt Grevers finished eighth and last in 24.06.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
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