Long Beach, Calif.- January 18, 2010- On the fourth and final night of the 2010 Southern California Grand Prix, TYR’s Matt Grevers raced in the Tracer Light Jammer and took his fifth gold medal of the meet in the 100y backstroke to claim the High-Point award. Aside from the overall meet highlight, it was TYR’s Ariana Kukors who took her first gold of the long weekend in the 200y Individual Medley Monday evening, shattering the previous meet record in the process.
Grevers, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the 100m backstroke, started in lane four for the last race of his meet line-up- the 100y backstroke. Registering a time of 47.42 in the morning’s preliminaries, he turned up the momentum at night to lead the heat and touch in 45.97. With the win, Grevers scored a total of 26 points in the USA Swimming Grand Prix series.
The world record holder in the 200m Individual Medley, Kukors found herself in a tight race at the start of the finals of the 200y Individual Medley. Fresh off a third place finish in the 100y breaststroke (1:02.25), the finals of the race featured three Olympians.
A close race the entire length, Kukors, wearing the Tracer Light Shortjohn, turned second at the 150y and turned on the speed to split 27.1 on the freestyle leg and take the win. Touching at 1:55.05, she lowered the previous meet record by nearly two seconds.
With the conclusion of the meet, Grevers remains tied for second for overall points in the Grand Prix Series. The next series stop begins February 12th in Columbia, Mo. at the 2010 Missouri Grand Prix. Continue to visit TYR.com to follow the company’s sponsored athletes as they compete in the 2010 season, and to shop swim suits, apparel, and accessories.