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Americans, Aussies win titles at US Open swim meet

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POSTED July 31, 2013 1:37 a.m.

IRVINE (AP) — Daniel Tucker won the men's 100-meter freestyle, and Gillian Ryan won the women's 800 free on opening night of the U.S. Open swimming meet on Tuesday.

Tucker won in 49.11 seconds. Dax Hill took second in 49.17 and Seth Stubblefield was third in 49.33 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center.

Ryan broke away in the last 50 meters and finished in 8 minutes, 25.57 seconds. Sarah Henry was second in 8:26.39. Haley Anderson, who won the 5-kilometer open water race at the world championships last week, took third in 8:29.71.

The world's best swimmers are competing in the pool competition this week in Barcelona, Spain.

In the men's 1,500 free, Zane Growthe won in 15:13.39, nearly 16 seconds faster than his previous best time. Matthew Levings of Australia was second in 15:14.48, and Arthur Frayler was third in 14:14.92.

South Africans Sebastian Rousseau and Dylan Bosch finished one-two in the men's 200 butterfly. Rousseau touched in 1:55.64, followed by Bosch in 1:57.28. Bobby Bollier was third.

In the women's 200 fly, Tilly Gray, a 15-year-old swimmer from Britain, won in 2:09.83. Lauren Herrington was second in 2:10.32. Brenna Maclean of Canada was third.

Yolane Kukla of Australia led all the way in winning the women's 100 free in 54.87. Aussie Kelly Stubbins was second in 55.26. Two-time Olympian Amanda Weir was third in 55.27.

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