Jarod Hatch wins bronze at Santa Clara International Meet

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After winning the 100m Fly silver medal yesterday, Jarod Hatch again showed his might in the Men’s 50m Butterfly event, winning the bronze medal at the Santa Clara International Meet in California, USA, Sunday morning.

Seeded fourth going to the finals with a prelims time of 24.85, Hatch propelled his way to a bronze medal finish with a time of 24.78, behind Albert Gwo who took the gold with 24.24 and silver medalist Kyler Van Swol (24.48).

Amid his sterling performances since yesterday, Hatch still fell short of hitting the World Championships QTB of both 50m Fly (24.49) and 100m Fly (53.78) events.

He still has until TYR Pro in Clovis and Mission Viejo Swim Meet this month to qualify to the prestigious 18th FINA World Swimming Championships in Korea next month.

Hatch also saw action in the 50m Free event, clocking 23.66 in the finals; the second fastest 50m Free time of any Filipino swimmers this season.

Meanwhile, Youth Olympic Games Finalist, Nicole Oliva, has breached the World Championships’ QTB in the Women’s 400m Freestyle event, clocking 4:18.22 in the morning prelims.

She has already qualified to the World Championships though in this event, after clocking 4:16.32 the Pan Pacific Championships last year.

Oliva was also entered in the 50m Free where she finished with 26.55, while new Junior Swimming National Record Holder, Jeremiah Lhea Tandingan also finished the 50m Free event with 27.30

Tandingan and Chloe Isleta then saw action in the 100m Back event, clocking 1:10.37 and 1:05.72 respectively.

Isleta advanced to the finals, and finished with 1:06.42.

Isleta and Jonathan Cook were DFS in the 200m Breast event.


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