On the final day of competition, DeScenza added another two gold medals to her hardware count with wins in the women's 200m butterfly and 200m backstroke. The American record-holder concluded her event schedule by destroying the field in the 200m fly in pool record time of 2:07.46. Earlier in the evening, DeScenza won the 200m back by more than two seconds in 2:11.06.
"I was very pleased with how I swam," DeScenza said. "There was a lot of great racing this weekend, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I knew there were going to be a lot of great swimmers, so I took it as opportunity to kick some butt and get in some good swims."
Olympian Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), who ranks second on the leaderboard charts with 57 points, sailed to a smooth win in the men's 200m back with a time of 1:57.73 for his fourth gold medal of the three-day meet. University of Florida teammate Marco Loughran placed second in 2:00.30, while Nick Thoman (Terrace Park, Ohio) was third in 2:02.14.
Chloe Sutton (Mission Viejo, Calif.), who is fourth in the Series with 40 points, took home her first win of the meet with a surprising upset of Katie Hoff (Towson, Md.) in the 800m freestyle. Sutton hit the wall in 8:30.19, two seconds ahead of Hoff, who swam in the event at the 2008 Olympics. Hoff was second in 8:32.00.
In the final individual event of the evening, Alex Vanderkaay (Rochester, Mich.) got his hand on the wall first for the first time this weekend with a time of 1:58.71 in the men's 200m fly. Junior Teamer Tom Shields (Mission Viejo, Calif.) earned the silver in 2:03.92 and Juarez Ramirez of the Mexican National Team was third in 2:03.98.
In other wins, 2004 Olympian Amanda Weir (Lawrenecville, Ga.) doubled her gold-medal count with a victory in the women's 100m free in a time of 55.13. Fred Bousquet of France clocked in at 48.62 in the men's 100m free, while Ous Mellouli of Tunisia earned his third gold in three days in the men's 1500m free with a time of 15:16.12. Mellouli is the third-highest Grand Prix scorer with 41 points.
The meet continues tomorrow with non-Olympic distance events that do not count towards the Grand Prix Series point totals. The men's and women's 50m fly, back and breaststroke, as well as the men's 800m free and women's 1500m free will be contested. Timed finals will begin at 9 a.m.