Video Interview: Cierra Runge Excited to Make First International Squad

Photo by David Farr

Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 6. THE emotions were swirling for Cierra Runge after her swims at U.S. Nationals on Wednesday. Runge finished second in the women’s 800 free in a time of 8:24.69, qualifying for her first major national team, and she will swim at Pan Pacs in Australia later this month. Runge talked to Swimming World after the race about her eventful evening and also her transition from 50 and 100 free as her focus events into the world of distance.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder has been a contributor to Swimming World since 2009. A native of Charleston, SC, he currently attends Duke University, where he works as the public address announcer for the varsity swim team.

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