Oussama Mellouli, Rebecca Soni win

Updated: February 18, 2011, 9:54 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Olympic gold medalist Oussama Mellouli won the men's 200-meter freestyle and the 400-meter individual medley at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday.

Mellouli pulled away from the competition in the IM, winning by nearly 12 seconds with a time of 4:13.38. He posted a time of 1:47.03 to win the 200 free.

Rebecca Soni, current world swimmer of the year, set a pool-record time of 1:05.89 to win the women's 100 breaststroke over current world record-holder Jessica Hardy. Olympian Tara Kirk set the previous pool best in 2008.

Defending Grand Prix Series champion Chloe Sutton took the women's 200 freestyle in 1:59.38. She also finished fourth in the 400 IM.

Olympian Kathleen Hersey was disqualified after winning the women's 100 butterfly due to a false start.


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