MacLean and Cochrane reach podium at U.S. Grand Prix

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SANTA CLARA , Calif. – Brittany MacLean of Etobicoke, Ont., and two-time
Olympic medallist Ryan Cochrane of Victoria produced podium performances on
Thursday to open the last stop on the U.S. Grand Prix swimming circuit.

In the women’s 1500-m freestyle, Lotte Friis of Denmark took the gold medal
in 16 minutes and 00.35 seconds.  MacLean followed in 16:10.26 and Becca Man

of the U.S. was third in 16:15.01.  The event was a timed final with Friis
and Mann in the first heat while MacLean placed first in the second heat
with the second fastest time overall.

In the men’s 800-m freestyle, Michael McBroom led the U.S. to a 1-2 finish
in 7:49.96 followed by Connor Jaeger in second in 7:50.59 and Cochrane in
7:57.10.  All three swam in the same heat.

Both MacLean and Cochrane are tuning up for the Commonwealth Games in July
and Pan Pacific Championships in August.

Competition runs until Sunday.

Full results: http://www.omegatiming.com/Competition?id=00010E0101FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF&day=1

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