La Tourette enters Top 15 in 400 free


In a pool full of Olympians and American champions, Palo Alto junior Jasmine Tosky more than held her own. She swam her way onto the lists of top performances of the season.

Tosky recorded a personal best in the 200 IM (2:13.18) to finish tenth at the ConocoPhillips USA swimming national championships in Irvine on Tuesday. She also swam under a minute for the first time ever in the 100 fly, finishing 12th in 59.56.

Tosky's IM mark was better than defending U.S. champion Julia Smit, a Stanford product and Olympian. Smit finished eighth in the championship final with a 2:14.01. Cardinal senior Elizabeth Smith followed right behind Tosky with a 2:15.18.

Stanford grad and Olympian Elaine Breeden wasn't able to keep up with Tosky in the fly either. Breeden finished 16th in 59.99. Cardinal senior Kate Dwelley won the 'C' final, finishing 17th overall, with a time of 59.97.

Incoming Stanford freshman Felicia Lee was also impressive in the 100 fly, finishing fifth in 58.44, moving her into the top 15 world ranking.

Stanford junior Chad La Tourette recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400 free in 3:48.76, moving into the top 15. Stanford's David Mosko went 3:52.64 to finish seventh in the championship finale.

Stanford sophomore Curtis Lovelace swam to a sixth-place finish in the 100 breast with his time of 1:01.72.

Olympians Christine Magnuson and Ryan Lochte turned in the fastest times in the world this year in their respective events.

Magnuson won the first event on the first night of finals with a world-best 57.32 in the women's 100 fly. Lochte closed the session with a world-best 4:09.98 in the 400 IM. The three-time Olympic gold medalist improved the standard by two seconds from the previous best of 4:12.02 by Japan's Yuya Horihata.

The championships continue through Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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