Katie Ledecky
Courtesy of: Azaria Basile
OAKTON, Virginia, May 24. OLYMPIC gold medalist Katie Ledecky decided she could use a tune up this weekend, and entered the Virginia Long Course Championships being held in Oakton, Va.

Ledecky raced her way to a lifetime best in the women's 200-meter fly as she clocked a 2:15.62 in the event. That's much better than the 2:17.85 she posted at this event last year for NCAP.

This morning, Ledecky checked in with a 2:18.40 in the 200 fly while also clocking a 26.37 in the 50-meter free and a 1:59.06 in the 200-meter free. She's already clocked a fifth-ranked 1:56.30 in the 200-meter free at the Mesa stop of the Grand Prix, and didn't need to put up a better time today.


Her 50, on the other hand, also delivered another lifetime best. The world-record holder in the 800 and 1500 freestyle events doesn't often get a chance to show off her sprinter speed. The time this morning beat her previous best of 27.52 from 2011.

According to commenters, Ledecky also competed in the 50 free and 200 free finales though official results still have not been updated with her swims. A guest stated that Ledecky also went a 26.5 in the 50 free this evening and clocked a 1:58.30 in the 200 at night as well. We will update this story once official results are available.

Not a bad way to take a bit of a victory lap after making her commitment to Stanford public a week ago.

Full results on Meet Mobile.