US World Champs Trials, Day 1: 400-meter Free Faves Pay the Piper — Carly Piper — as Kelsey Ditto Takes Second

By Phillip Whitten
Photos by Peter Bick

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 1. DIANA Munz and Kalyn Keller were not here. Brooke Bennett was retired. Kaitlin Sandeno had swum a disappointing 200 IM.

All the ingredients were in place for the New Kid to emerge and take command of the 400 free, maybe even challenge Janet Evans' mythic 4:03.85. The New Kid mentioned most often was 16 year-old Katie Ziegler, who has been tearing up the short course circuit of late with one brilliant performance after another.

But if everything were predictable, no one would bother to conduct the Trials. There are always upsets just waiting to seize center stage. And that’s what happened tonight.

As expected, Ziegler took the lead immediately and turned at 100 meters first. But her 1:00.13 was only a stroke or so ahead of the tightly-bunched field, the race was much closer than anticipated.

At 200 meters, 22 year-old University of Wisconsin senior Carly Piper caught the youngster as both turned in 2:05.19. Veteran Emily Mason was right at their shoulders in 2:05.32 with three other women within a second of the pace-setters.

At the three-quarter mark, Piper had put almost half a second between herself and Ziegler, with 15 year-old upstart Kelsey Ditto moving from fifth to third, only two-tenths behind Ziegler.

Ditto had the fastest final 100, as she moved solidly into second behind Piper, the winners touching in 4:11.05 and 4:11.62. Ziegler was a disapointing third in 4:12.09.

"We are so proud of Carly, she has done such a good job," said Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen. "Carly representing the USA for the second time is a great feat."

2005 World Championship Trials
Indianapolis 2005
50 meter pool

Event 105
1 APR 2005 – 19:17
Women’s 400m Freestyle
400m Nage Libre Femmes

FINAL RESULTS
CLASSEMENT FINALES
Finals
Finales

WR 4:03.85 EVANS JANET Seoul (KOR) 22 SEP 1988 USA
AR 4:03.85 EVANS JANET Seoul (KOR) 22 SEP 1988 USA
US 4:05.45 EVANS JANET Orlando (USA) 20 DEC 1987 USA

Rank Name YB Club Result Points R.T. LN
A-FINAL:
1. PIPER CARLY 83 UW-WI 0.79 4:11.05 969 4
50m: 29.58 100m: 1:01.12 150m: 1:32.93 200m: 2:05.19 250m: 2:37.26 300m: 3:09.25 350m: 3:41.09 400m: 4:11.05
2. DITTO KELSEY 89 TXLAST 0.77 4:11.62 966 5
50m: 30.09 100m: 1:01.74 150m: 1:33.85 200m: 2:06.13 250m: 2:38.11 300m: 3:09.88 350m: 3:40.74 400m: 4:11.62
3. ZIEGLER KATE 88 FISHPV 0.83 4:12.09 963 3
50m: 29.28 100m: 1:00.84 150m: 1:32.79 200m: 2:05.19 250m: 2:37.32 300m: 3:09.67 350m: 3:41.65 400m: 4:12.09
4. CONWAY LAURA 84 SMACGA 0.73 4:14.55 949 1
50m: 30.26 100m: 1:02.17 150m: 1:34.22 200m: 2:06.48 250m: 2:38.67 300m: 3:11.03 350m: 3:42.95 400m: 4:14.55
5. MASON EMILY 82 UN-2AZ 0.75 4:15.13 945 7
50m: 29.47 100m: 1:01.13 150m: 1:33.14 200m: 2:05.32 250m: 2:37.47 300m: 3:10.63 350m: 3:43.50 400m: 4:15.13
6. CHANDLER ASHLEY 84 CAL-PC 0.82 4:15.33 944 8
50m: 29.68 100m: 1:01.73 150m: 1:33.60 200m: 2:05.97 250m: 2:38.15 300m: 3:10.42 350m: 3:43.15 400m: 4:15.33
7. KIEL ALYSSA 87 LESDLE 0.80 4:16.77 936 6
50m: 30.15 100m: 1:02.22 150m: 1:34.46 200m: 2:06.99 250m: 2:39.52 300m: 3:12.24 350m: 3:45.12 400m: 4:16.77
8. SANDENO KAITLIN 83 TROJCA 0.76 4:19.72 919 2
50m: 29.88 100m: 1:01.97 150m: 1:34.29 200m: 2:06.88 250m: 2:39.95 300m: 3:13.16 350m: 3:46.81 400m: 4:19.72

B-FINAL:
1. PEIRSOL HAYLEY 85 NOVACA 0.82 4:14.58 949 3
50m: 29.97 100m: 1:01.60 150m: 1:33.66 200m: 2:05.90 250m: 2:38.16 300m: 3:10.45 350m: 3:42.77 400m: 4:14.58
2. CARR STEPHANIE 86 BSS-FL 0.75 4:16.38 938 6
50m: 30.38 100m: 1:02.76 150m: 1:35.44 200m: 2:08.06 250m: 2:40.76 300m: 3:13.47 350m: 3:46.12 400m: 4:16.38
3. HAYTER BLAKE 88 NCA-SI 0.81 4:16.47 938 5
50m: 29.98 100m: 1:02.14 150m: 1:34.63 200m: 2:07.42 250m: 2:40.25 300m: 3:13.02 350m: 3:45.00 400m: 4:16.47
4. MILLER ANNA 86 ABSCGA 0.74 4:16.91 935 7
50m: 30.10 100m: 1:02.63 150m: 1:35.15 200m: 2:07.74 250m: 2:40.08 300m: 3:12.92 350m: 3:45.29 400m: 4:16.91
5. HILL ELIZABETH 85 DYNAGA 0.78 4:17.70 930 4
50m: 29.64 100m: 1:01.55 150m: 1:33.84 200m: 2:06.26 250m: 2:39.11 300m: 3:12.03 350m: 3:45.16 400m: 4:17.70
6. GOLDSON ELIZABETH 88 LIACMR 0.86 4:17.91 929 2
50m: 30.37 100m: 1:02.66 150m: 1:35.24 200m: 2:08.37 250m: 2:41.08 300m: 3:13.78 350m: 3:46.22 400m: 4:17.91
7. NAUTA CHELSEA 88 TBAYFL 0.66 4:20.89 912 1
50m: 30.25 100m: 1:02.76 150m: 1:35.52 200m: 2:08.42 250m: 2:41.62 300m: 3:14.88 350m: 3:48.10 400m: 4:20.89
8. MORRIS ERIN 84 PSU-MA 0.76 4:21.02 911 8
50m: 30.14 100m: 1:03.01 150m: 1:35.84 200m: 2:09.29 250m: 2:42.36 300m: 3:15.84 350m: 3:48.81 400m: 4:21.02

C-FINAL:
1. RODRIQUEZ JESSICA 90 MACSCO 0.83 4:18.76 924 2
50m: 30.24 100m: 1:02.83 150m: 1:35.84 200m: 2:08.91 250m: 2:41.62 300m: 3:14.59 350m: 3:47.20 400m: 4:18.76
2. REILLY ERIN 85 CAL-PC 0.79 4:19.11 922 8
50m: 31.00 100m: 1:03.98 150m: 1:37.21 200m: 2:10.57 250m: 2:43.17 300m: 3:15.94 350m: 3:47.84 400m: 4:19.11
3. NELSON KATHERINE 85 LAUCCA 0.80 4:20.28 915 1
50m: 30.51 100m: 1:03.06 150m: 1:36.02 200m: 2:09.11 250m: 2:42.33 300m: 3:15.38 350m: 3:48.33 400m: 4:20.28
4. LARSON KIMBERLY 85 UF-FL 0.66 4:20.53 914 5
50m: 31.15 100m: 1:04.17 150m: 1:37.41 200m: 2:10.49 250m: 2:43.51 300m: 3:16.27 350m: 3:48.77 400m: 4:20.53
5. GARRETT MACIE 86 UT-ST 0.86 4:20.78 913 7
50m: 30.82 100m: 1:03.77 150m: 1:37.12 200m: 2:10.57 250m: 2:43.64 300m: 3:16.52 350m: 3:49.04 400m: 4:20.78
6. STAHLEY DESIREE 85 SU-PC 0.69 4:21.19 910 4
50m: 30.02 100m: 1:02.79 150m: 1:35.90 200m: 2:09.38 250m: 2:42.36 300m: 3:15.53 350m: 3:48.66 400m: 4:21.19
7. MILLER CHRISSY 83 UMD-PV 0.82 4:22.23 904 6
50m: 30.99 100m: 1:03.87 150m: 1:37.03 200m: 2:10.37 250m: 2:43.51 300m: 3:17.03 350m: 3:50.02 400m: 4:22.23
8. BROOKS ELLEN 86 NBACMD 0.73 4:23.30 898 3
50m: 30.24 100m: 1:02.92 150m: 1:35.86 200m: 2:09.42 250m: 2:42.83 300m: 3:16.36 350m: 3:49.83 400m: 4:23.30

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