COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, July 18. SUPERSTAR Katie Ledecky keeps turning heads, and she did it again tonight at the Potomac Valley Long Course State Championships in Maryland.
Ledecky blasted her way to a sterling time of 1:55.79 in the women’s 200-meter free. That swim moved her from sixth in the world with a 1:56.27 from the Mesa stop of the Arena Grand Prix to fourth in the world. Only Sarah Sjostrom (1:55.04), Emma McKeon (1:55.68) and Federica Pellegrini (1:55.69) have been faster this year. Leah Smith finished second in 1:58.2, while Hanna Borgersen turned in a third-place 2:01.98.