June 20,2014(ISN)- 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
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.