Friday, July 18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympians Missy Franklin and Caitlin Leverenz won two events each at the Los Angeles Invitational on Friday.
Franklin won the 100-meter freestyle in 54.52 seconds in the last tune-up before next month's U.S. national championships in Irvine.
Yolane Kukla of Australia was second in 54.80. Margo Geer took third in 54.91.
Olympians Natalie Coughlin and Jessica Hardy both went slower in the final than they did in the morning preliminaries on the Southern California campus. Coughlin finished fifth in 55.36 and Hardy was last in the eight-woman final in 56.24.
Franklin, the Olympic champion, returned later to win the 200 backstroke in 2 minutes, 10.21 seconds.
Leverenz won the 200 butterfly in 2:12.67, and took the 400 individual medley in 4:41.22.