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Pan Pacific update: Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin win

Plenty of swimming left Thursday night at the Pan Pacific Championships, but here are some of the early winners on Day 2 in Irvine: Natalie Coughlin (100 freestyle), Nathan Adrian (100 freestyle), Rebecca Soni (100 breaststroke), Kosuke Kitajima of Japan (100 breaststroke) and Elizabeth Beisel (400 IM).

For Coughlin, it was a Pan Pacific three-peat. Soni had perhaps the most impressive performance, coming close to the world record. She won in 1:04.93, and Leisel Jones of Australia was second with 1:05.66. The world record is still held by Jessica Hardy of Long Beach, who went 1:04.45 a little more than a year ago.

Coming up in a few minutes are Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary in the 400 IM.

Michael Phelps, who did not qualify for the 400 IM final, will be swimming in the 800 freestyle relay Thursday night for the United States.

-- Lisa Dillman

 

 
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