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
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.