Curl-Burke’s Katie Ledecky Downs Pair of 13-14 U.S. National Age Group Records

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, November 14. AT the National Age Group Team Challenge this weekend, Katie Ledecky, 14, had a most impressive outing, downing several U.S. National Age Group 13-14 yards records in the process.

She posted a scintillating time of 9:29.81 in the women's 1000-yard freestyle event, smashing one of the oldest records on the books. Michele Richardson had owned the record with a stunning time of 9:33.39 from back in 1984. She also downed the much-hallowed 1978 500-yard free record of 4:39.94 set by Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead with a 4:35.14 in the middle distance event.

She also won the 200-yard free (1:47.76) and 200-yard IM (2:04.25) during her incredible weekend of performances.

Record Splits
500 free
25.44, 52.96 (27.52), 1:21.03 (28.07), 1:49.09 (28.06), 2:17.19 (28.10), 2:45.13 (27.94), 3:12.92 (27.79), 3:40.81 (27.89), 4:08.58 (27.77), 4:35.14 (26.56)

1000 free
26.49, 55.29 (28.80), 1:24.69 (29.40), 1:53.61 (28.92), 2:22.80 (29.19), 2:51.94 (29.14), 3:20.89 (28.95), 3:49.62 (28.73), 4:18.23 (28.61), 4:46.88 (28.65), 5:15.33 (28.45), 5:43.95 (28.62), 6:12.61 (28.66), 6:41.09 (28.48), 7:09.39 (28.30), 7:37.89 (28.50), 8:06.26 (28.37), 8:34.74 (28.48), 9:02.80 (28.06), 9:29.81 (27.01)

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