China’s Wang Jianjiahe Dominates Women’s 400 Free Field in Atlanta

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Women’s 400 Free

15-year-old Wang Jianjiahe of China jumped to an early lead in the women’s 400 free final and never looked back, finishing more than six seconds ahead of the competition with a time of 4:03.14. Her time moves her ahead of fellow countryman Li Bingjie’s 4:06.87 for second place in the 2018 world rankings.

Picking up second place was Georgia graduate and 200 fly victor Hali Flickinger with a time of 4:09.28, while TAC Titan’s Ashley Twichell turned in a 4:11.38 for third.

Trojan Swim Club’s Haley Anderson took fourth with a 4:14.35, followed by Chile’s Kristel Kobrich’s 4:15.21.

Magnolia Aquatics’ Kaitlynn Sims (4:17.25), Sandpipers of Nevada’s Chloe Freeman (4:19.28), and Sandpipers’ Erica Sullivan (4:22.06) finished sixth through eighth respectively.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Jianjiahe Wang   15 China             4:10.50    4:03.14   919  
    r:+0.78  28.48        59.04 (30.56)
        1:30.09 (31.05)     2:01.12 (31.03)
        2:32.00 (30.88)     3:03.17 (31.17)
        3:34.29 (31.12)     4:03.14 (28.85)
  2 Hali Flickinger  23 ABSC/UGA          4:13.73    4:09.28   853  
    r:+0.75  29.55      1:00.84 (31.29)
        1:32.17 (31.33)     2:03.70 (31.53)
        2:35.17 (31.47)     3:07.01 (31.84)
        3:38.65 (31.64)     4:09.28 (30.63)
  3 Ashley Twichell  28 TAC Titans        4:11.46    4:11.38   832  
    r:+0.80  29.41      1:00.60 (31.19)
        1:32.24 (31.64)     2:04.08 (31.84)
        2:35.99 (31.91)     3:08.11 (32.12)
        3:40.16 (32.05)     4:11.38 (31.22)
  4 Haley Anderson   26 Trojan Swim Club  4:14.71    4:14.35   803  
    r:+0.85  29.09      1:00.85 (31.76)
        1:32.92 (32.07)     2:05.43 (32.51)
        2:37.77 (32.34)     3:10.33 (32.56)
        3:43.09 (32.76)     4:14.35 (31.26)
  5 Kristel Kobrich  32 Chile             4:14.63    4:15.21   795  
    r:+0.83  30.67      1:02.67 (32.00)
        1:34.79 (32.12)     2:06.76 (31.97)
        2:38.91 (32.15)     3:11.14 (32.23)
        3:43.34 (32.20)     4:15.21 (31.87)
  6 Kaitlynn Sims    17 Magnolia Aquatic  4:15.06    4:17.25   776  
    r:+0.85  29.73      1:01.53 (31.80)
        1:33.54 (32.01)     2:06.19 (32.65)
        2:38.99 (32.80)     3:11.96 (32.97)
        3:44.89 (32.93)     4:17.25 (32.36)
  7 Chloe Freeman    15 Sandpipers Of Ne  4:17.07    4:19.28   758  
    r:+0.69  29.66      1:01.51 (31.85)
        1:33.89 (32.38)     2:06.58 (32.69)
        2:39.54 (32.96)     3:12.95 (33.41)
        3:46.62 (33.67)     4:19.28 (32.66)
  8 Erica Sullivan   17 Sandpipers Of Ne  4:14.51    4:22.06   734  
    r:+0.64  29.60      1:01.84 (32.24)
        1:34.92 (33.08)     2:08.29 (33.37)
        2:41.78 (33.49)     3:14.93 (33.15)
        3:48.59 (33.66)     4:22.06 (33.47)
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    Leah Smith…last time we checked…PRO swimmers are supposed to SWIM …just saying…lol

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