Hardy, Anderson win swim events at Speedo Grand Challenge
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Jessica Hardy won the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge tune-up meet before next month's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
Hardy touched in 1 minute, 8.69 seconds, slower than her preliminary time of 1:08.25 at the William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine. Kirsten Vose was second in 1:09.53.
Hardy, who earned an online undergraduate communication degree from Arizona State earlier this month, is aiming to compete at her second Olympics. The 29-year-old swimmer earned gold and bronze relay medals four years ago in London.
Vose, a freshman at Southern California, returned later to win the 200 individual medley in 2:15.89.
National team member Kendyl Stewart won the 50 freestyle in 25.58 seconds. Liliana Ibanez of Mexico was second and Hardy finished third.
Haley Anderson won the 400 free in 4:13.37. She was second in the 10-kilometer open water race in London.
Thiago Pereira of Brazil won the men's 200 IM in 2:00.24. Pereira, who trains in Los Angeles, is part of the group trying to help the city land the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Cristian Quintero of Venezuela won the 200 free in 1:48.71 and Nikita Lobintsev of Russia was second.