Ashley Twichell Smashes Brooke Bennett’s 1500 Pool Record on Final Day of 2018 Atlanta PSS

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The eighth and final session of the Atlanta stop on the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series got underway this morning with only one event, the 1500 free.

Longtime USA distance veteran Ashley Twichell broke Brooke Bennett’s old pool record set in 1995 of 16:15.58 with her time of 16:08.70 to win the event. Taking second behind Twichell was Chile’s Kristel Kobrich in a 16:11.09, also under the old pool record. Taking third was Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan in a time of 16:38.40. The Bolles Schools’ Kensey McMahon touched fourth in 16:42.91 with the Sandpiper’s Kaitlynn Sims in fifth with a 16:42.98. In sixth and seventh, respectively was NCAP’s Chase Travis (16:48.04) and the Sandpiper’s Chloe Freeman (17:18.61). Rounding out the top eight was Marmo Nadadores swimmer Regina Caracas in 17:29.50.

Event 27  Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 15:25.48  8/4/2015  Katie Ledecky, USA
     American: A 15:25.48  8/4/2015  Katie Ledecky, USA
    U.S. Open: O 15:34.23  6/19/2014 Katie Ledecky, Nation's Capital
     Jr World: J 15:28.36  8/24/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
   GT Pool LC: P 16:15.58  8/10/1995 Brooke Bennett, USA
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA Points
=========================================================================
  1 Ashley Twichell  28 TAC Titans       16:10.63   16:08.70P  872  
    r:+0.89  30.47      1:02.76 (32.29)
        1:35.22 (32.46)     2:07.83 (32.61)
        2:40.19 (32.36)     3:12.68 (32.49)
        3:45.21 (32.53)     4:17.75 (32.54)
        4:50.23 (32.48)     5:22.70 (32.47)
        5:55.16 (32.46)     6:27.79 (32.63)
        7:00.15 (32.36)     7:32.65 (32.50)
        8:04.96 (32.31)     8:37.28 (32.32)
        9:09.66 (32.38)     9:42.22 (32.56)
       10:14.61 (32.39)    10:47.07 (32.46)
       11:19.48 (32.41)    11:51.99 (32.51)
       12:24.24 (32.25)    12:56.84 (32.60)
       13:29.16 (32.32)    14:01.54 (32.38)
       14:33.14 (31.60)    15:05.31 (32.17)
       15:37.22 (31.91)    16:08.70 (31.48)
  2 Kristel Kobrich  32 Chile            16:12.89   16:11.09P  865  
    r:+0.83  31.10      1:03.75 (32.65)
        1:36.40 (32.65)     2:08.95 (32.55)
        2:41.57 (32.62)     3:14.47 (32.90)
        3:47.06 (32.59)     4:19.72 (32.66)
        4:52.13 (32.41)     5:24.62 (32.49)
        5:56.89 (32.27)     6:29.41 (32.52)
        7:01.70 (32.29)     7:34.13 (32.43)
        8:06.31 (32.18)     8:38.79 (32.48)
        9:10.92 (32.13)     9:43.33 (32.41)
       10:15.55 (32.22)    10:47.97 (32.42)
       11:20.21 (32.24)    11:52.62 (32.41)
       12:24.93 (32.31)    12:57.46 (32.53)
       13:29.77 (32.31)    14:02.31 (32.54)
       14:34.53 (32.22)    15:07.05 (32.52)
       15:39.29 (32.24)    16:11.09 (31.80)
  3 Erica Sullivan   17 Sandpipers Of Ne 16:05.83   16:38.40   796  
    r:+0.71  30.48      1:02.94 (32.46)
        1:35.56 (32.62)     2:08.44 (32.88)
        2:41.27 (32.83)     3:14.42 (33.15)
        3:47.48 (33.06)     4:20.76 (33.28)
        4:54.13 (33.37)     5:27.60 (33.47)
        6:01.02 (33.42)     6:34.35 (33.33)
        7:07.63 (33.28)     7:41.23 (33.60)
        8:14.65 (33.42)     8:48.24 (33.59)
        9:21.66 (33.42)     9:55.33 (33.67)
       10:28.82 (33.49)    11:02.33 (33.51)
       11:35.72 (33.39)    12:09.19 (33.47)
       12:42.75 (33.56)    13:16.31 (33.56)
       13:49.86 (33.55)    14:23.46 (33.60)
       14:57.32 (33.86)    15:31.31 (33.99)
       16:04.89 (33.58)    16:38.40 (33.51)
  4 Kensey McMahon   18 Bolles School Sh 16:46.61   16:42.91   785  
    r:+0.82  30.62      1:03.31 (32.69)
        1:36.29 (32.98)     2:09.63 (33.34)
        2:41.73 (32.10)     3:16.59 (34.86)
        3:49.95 (33.36)     4:23.87 (33.92)
        4:57.82 (33.95)     5:31.38 (33.56)
        6:05.18 (33.80)     6:38.75 (33.57)
        7:12.42 (33.67)     7:46.15 (33.73)
        8:19.82 (33.67)     8:53.09 (33.27)
        9:26.69 (33.60)    10:00.10 (33.41)
       10:33.64 (33.54)    11:07.11 (33.47)
       11:40.98 (33.87)    12:14.47 (33.49)
       12:48.35 (33.88)    13:22.25 (33.90)
       13:56.51 (34.26)    14:30.27 (33.76)
       15:03.87 (33.60)    15:37.52 (33.65)
       16:11.12 (33.60)    16:42.91 (31.79)
  5 Kaitlynn Sims    17 Magnolia Aquatic 16:45.59   16:42.98   785  
    r:+0.86  30.84      1:03.70 (32.86)
        1:36.72 (33.02)     2:10.00 (33.28)
        2:43.54 (33.54)     3:17.07 (33.53)
        3:41.90 (24.83)     4:24.25 (42.35)
        4:57.85 (33.60)     5:31.85 (34.00)
        6:05.23 (33.38)     6:38.93 (33.70)
        7:12.24 (33.31)     7:45.93 (33.69)
        8:19.47 (33.54)     8:53.26 (33.79)
        9:26.57 (33.31)    10:00.39 (33.82)
       10:33.88 (33.49)    11:07.84 (33.96)
       11:41.58 (33.74)    12:15.44 (33.86)
       12:49.46 (34.02)    13:23.36 (33.90)
       13:57.33 (33.97)    14:30.94 (33.61)
       15:04.70 (33.76)    15:38.40 (33.70)
       16:11.59 (33.19)    16:42.98 (31.39)
  6 Chase Travis     15 Nation's Capital 16:35.81   16:48.04   773  
    r:+0.80  31.14      1:04.12 (32.98)
        1:37.50 (33.38)     2:10.66 (33.16)
        2:43.91 (33.25)     3:17.33 (33.42)
        3:50.74 (33.41)     4:24.09 (33.35)
        4:57.70 (33.61)     5:31.32 (33.62)
        6:05.11 (33.79)     6:38.67 (33.56)
        7:12.61 (33.94)     7:46.12 (33.51)
        8:20.01 (33.89)     8:53.64 (33.63)
        9:27.79 (34.15)    10:01.52 (33.73)
       10:35.61 (34.09)    11:09.65 (34.04)
       11:43.84 (34.19)    12:17.39 (33.55)
       12:51.70 (34.31)    13:25.70 (34.00)
       14:00.27 (34.57)    14:33.46 (33.19)
       15:07.74 (34.28)    15:41.44 (33.70)
       16:15.53 (34.09)    16:48.04 (32.51)
  7 Chloe Freeman    15 Sandpipers Of Ne 16:55.21Y  17:18.61   707  
    r:+0.70  31.88      1:06.80 (34.92)
        1:41.42 (34.62)     2:16.05 (34.63)
        2:49.92 (33.87)     3:24.17 (34.25)
        3:58.17 (34.00)     4:32.64 (34.47)
        5:06.73 (34.09)     5:41.42 (34.69)
        6:15.97 (34.55)     6:50.77 (34.80)
        7:25.46 (34.69)     8:00.46 (35.00)
        8:35.01 (34.55)     9:09.90 (34.89)
        9:45.05 (35.15)    10:19.72 (34.67)
       10:54.93 (35.21)    11:30.35 (35.42)
       12:05.49 (35.14)    12:40.78 (35.29)
       13:16.52 (35.74)    13:52.03 (35.51)
       14:27.16 (35.13)    15:01.92 (34.76)
       15:36.56 (34.64)    16:11.35 (34.79)
       16:45.54 (34.19)    17:18.61 (33.07)
  8 Regina Caracas   15 Marmo Nadadores  17:28.91   17:29.50   685  
    r:+0.81  32.40      1:08.18 (35.78)
        1:43.98 (35.80)     2:19.53 (35.55)
        2:54.71 (35.18)     3:30.27 (35.56)
        4:05.24 (34.97)     4:40.88 (35.64)
        5:16.76 (35.88)     5:52.94 (36.18)
        6:28.91 (35.97)     7:04.90 (35.99)
        7:40.56 (35.66)     8:16.64 (36.08)
        8:52.71 (36.07)     9:28.59 (35.88)
       10:04.10 (35.51)    10:38.73 (34.63)
       11:13.32 (34.59)    11:47.87 (34.55)
       12:22.32 (34.45)    12:56.60 (34.28)
       13:30.67 (34.07)    14:04.91 (34.24)
       14:39.70 (34.79)    15:14.16 (34.46)
       15:42.25 (28.09)    16:23.56 (41.31)
       16:57.62 (34.06)    17:29.50 (31.88)

The men’s race was taken by Plymouth’s Andrew Abruzzo in a 15:13.79 with Mission Viejo’s Zane Grothe (15:27.32) and SwimAtlanta’s Jake Magahey (15:35.66) following behind in second and third. In fourth and fifth was the Sandpiper’s Brennen Gravely (15:36.31) and Marwan El Kamash (15:50.79). Penguin Aquatics’ Jared Graham swam a 16:04.51 for sixth with Sawyer Grimes right behind in 16:06.07. Taking eighth was Puerto Rico’s Christian Bayo swam a 16:11.45 to take eighth overall.

 Event 28  Men 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 14:31.02  8/4/2012  Yang Sun, CHN
     American: A 14:39.48  8/13/2016 Connor Jaeger, USA
    U.S. Open: O 14:45.54  7/6/2008  Peter Vanderkaay, Club Wolverine
     Jr World: J 14:51.55  4/6/2014  Mack Horton, USA
   GT Pool LC: P 14:56.40  7/20/1996 Kieran Perkins, AUS
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA Points
=========================================================================
  1 Andrew Abruzzo   18 Plymouth Whitema 15:06.48   15:13.79   866  
    r:+0.83  27.29        56.87 (29.58)
        1:27.16 (30.29)     1:57.56 (30.40)
        2:28.20 (30.64)     2:58.75 (30.55)
        3:29.03 (30.28)     3:59.56 (30.53)
        4:29.98 (30.42)     5:00.57 (30.59)
        5:30.95 (30.38)     6:01.66 (30.71)
        6:32.30 (30.64)     7:02.88 (30.58)
        7:33.25 (30.37)     8:03.94 (30.69)
        8:34.54 (30.60)     9:05.17 (30.63)
        9:35.85 (30.68)    10:06.77 (30.92)
       10:37.39 (30.62)    11:07.98 (30.59)
       11:38.71 (30.73)    12:09.62 (30.91)
       12:40.89 (31.27)    13:11.88 (30.99)
       13:42.70 (30.82)    14:13.79 (31.09)
       14:44.41 (30.62)    15:13.79 (29.38)
  2 Zane Grothe      25 Mission Viejo Na 15:11.72   15:27.32   828  
    r:+0.77  27.66        57.78 (30.12)
        1:28.32 (30.54)     1:58.91 (30.59)
        2:29.64 (30.73)     3:00.27 (30.63)
        3:30.77 (30.50)     4:01.41 (30.64)
        4:32.12 (30.71)     5:03.05 (30.93)
        5:34.12 (31.07)     6:05.79 (31.67)
        6:37.55 (31.76)     7:08.98 (31.43)
        7:40.41 (31.43)     8:11.93 (31.52)
        8:43.56 (31.63)     9:14.98 (31.42)
        9:46.34 (31.36)    10:17.86 (31.52)
       10:49.41 (31.55)    11:21.08 (31.67)
       11:52.04 (30.96)    12:23.36 (31.32)
       12:54.92 (31.56)    13:26.22 (31.30)
       13:57.39 (31.17)    14:28.84 (31.45)
       14:58.49 (29.65)    15:27.32 (28.83)
  3 Jake Magahey     16 SwimAtlanta      15:54.53   15:35.66   806  
    r:+0.79  28.49        59.66 (31.17)
        1:31.05 (31.39)     2:02.52 (31.47)
        2:34.26 (31.74)     3:06.00 (31.74)
        3:37.93 (31.93)     4:09.95 (32.02)
        4:42.01 (32.06)     5:14.03 (32.02)
        5:45.47 (31.44)     6:16.75 (31.28)
        6:47.78 (31.03)     7:19.11 (31.33)
        7:50.38 (31.27)     8:22.02 (31.64)
        8:53.04 (31.02)     9:24.02 (30.98)
        9:55.03 (31.01)    10:26.19 (31.16)
       10:57.60 (31.41)    11:28.53 (30.93)
       11:59.93 (31.40)    12:31.29 (31.36)
       13:02.39 (31.10)    13:33.32 (30.93)
       14:04.34 (31.02)    14:35.35 (31.01)
       15:06.43 (31.08)    15:35.66 (29.23)
  4 Brennan Gravley  17 Sandpipers Of Ne 15:29.86   15:36.31   805  
    r:+0.64  28.25        59.45 (31.20)
        1:30.78 (31.33)     2:02.62 (31.84)
        2:34.31 (31.69)     3:06.34 (32.03)
        3:33.85 (27.51)     4:10.27 (36.42)
        4:42.14 (31.87)     5:13.80 (31.66)
        5:44.84 (31.04)     6:16.07 (31.23)
        6:47.32 (31.25)     7:18.78 (31.46)
        7:50.15 (31.37)     8:21.57 (31.42)
        8:52.88 (31.31)     9:24.37 (31.49)
        9:55.56 (31.19)    10:26.87 (31.31)
       10:58.18 (31.31)    11:29.19 (31.01)
       12:00.56 (31.37)    12:31.83 (31.27)
       13:02.93 (31.10)    13:34.25 (31.32)
       14:05.41 (31.16)    14:36.71 (31.30)
       15:07.71 (31.00)    15:36.31 (28.60)
  5 Marwan Elkamash  24 Una GCU          14:48.34Y  15:50.79   768  
    r:+0.72  28.03        58.59 (30.56)
        1:30.27 (31.68)     2:01.59 (31.32)
        2:33.22 (31.63)     3:04.47 (31.25)
        3:35.98 (31.51)     4:07.67 (31.69)
        4:39.35 (31.68)     5:11.37 (32.02)
        5:43.11 (31.74)     6:14.81 (31.70)
        6:46.82 (32.01)     7:19.06 (32.24)
        7:50.82 (31.76)     8:23.25 (32.43)
        8:55.20 (31.95)     9:27.29 (32.09)
        9:59.27 (31.98)    10:31.24 (31.97)
       11:03.09 (31.85)    11:35.26 (32.17)
       12:07.41 (32.15)    12:39.64 (32.23)
       13:11.69 (32.05)    13:44.02 (32.33)
       14:16.18 (32.16)    14:48.39 (32.21)
       15:20.38 (31.99)    15:50.79 (30.41)
  6 Jared Graham     18 Penguin Aquatics 15:41.79   16:04.51   736  
    r:+0.74  28.84      1:00.06 (31.22)
        1:31.92 (31.86)     2:03.70 (31.78)
        2:35.73 (32.03)     3:07.62 (31.89)
        3:39.65 (32.03)     4:11.60 (31.95)
        4:43.67 (32.07)     5:15.61 (31.94)
        5:47.99 (32.38)     6:20.22 (32.23)
        6:52.47 (32.25)     7:24.55 (32.08)
        7:56.85 (32.30)     8:28.99 (32.14)
        9:01.44 (32.45)     9:33.88 (32.44)
       10:06.37 (32.49)    10:38.98 (32.61)
       11:11.57 (32.59)    11:44.05 (32.48)
       12:16.78 (32.73)    12:49.58 (32.80)
       13:22.54 (32.96)    13:55.25 (32.71)
       14:28.15 (32.90)    15:00.58 (32.43)
       15:32.93 (32.35)    16:04.51 (31.58)
  7 Sawyer Grimes    16 Sandpipers Of Ne 16:26.10   16:06.07   732  
    r:+0.71  28.10        59.68 (31.58)
        1:32.02 (32.34)     2:04.82 (32.80)
        2:37.43 (32.61)     3:10.15 (32.72)
        3:42.86 (32.71)     4:15.65 (32.79)
        4:48.17 (32.52)     5:20.77 (32.60)
        5:53.05 (32.28)     6:25.93 (32.88)
        6:58.34 (32.41)     7:30.92 (32.58)
        8:03.04 (32.12)     8:35.20 (32.16)
        9:07.46 (32.26)     9:39.76 (32.30)
       10:11.94 (32.18)    10:44.43 (32.49)
       11:16.38 (31.95)    11:48.45 (32.07)
       12:20.85 (32.40)    12:53.06 (32.21)
       13:25.59 (32.53)    13:57.98 (32.39)
       14:30.38 (32.40)    15:02.69 (32.31)
       15:33.08 (30.39)    16:06.07 (32.99)
  8 Christian Bayo   26 Puerto Rico      15:38.25   16:11.45   720  
    r:+0.76  28.39        58.96 (30.57)
        1:30.41 (31.45)     2:01.60 (31.19)
        2:33.38 (31.78)     3:05.11 (31.73)
        3:37.20 (32.09)     4:09.27 (32.07)
        4:42.00 (32.73)     5:14.26 (32.26)
        5:46.71 (32.45)     6:19.09 (32.38)
        6:51.63 (32.54)     7:24.34 (32.71)
        7:57.22 (32.88)     8:29.60 (32.38)
        9:02.54 (32.94)     9:35.09 (32.55)
       10:08.06 (32.97)    10:40.88 (32.82)
       11:13.98 (33.10)    11:46.90 (32.92)
       12:19.92 (33.02)    12:52.82 (32.90)
       13:26.09 (33.27)    13:59.14 (33.05)
       14:32.57 (33.43)    15:05.69 (33.12)
       15:39.14 (33.45)    16:11.45 (32.31)
8 Comments

8 comments

  1. Keith Ushijima

    Janet Evans or Brooke Bennetts pool record??

  2. Sharon Ottman

    So Brooke Bennett or Janet Evans. Please proof read, or tie the story in better. A record over twenty years is quite an accomplishment to whomever had it before. Congratulations to new holder.

  3. Tammy Lee

    Wow, there was a record Katie Ledecky hadn’t already broken?!

    • avatar

      lol..She can’t go around swimming the 1500 in every pool in the nation….just wait til she turns Pro…all Records will become hers in her signature events…and can’t wait til she swims short course meters for a few more WORLD records..for sure..

Author: Jason Tillotson

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