Anton Ipsen Sweeps Distance Events in Knoxville with 1500 Win

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In Ledecky fashion, Wolfpack Elite’s Anton Ipsen swept the distance events at the Knoxville Pro Swim Series with his dominant win in the 1500 freestyle (15:16.19). The time is right around what he swam in January of 2017 at this meet (15:13.45).

Tennessee teammates Taylor Abbott and Sam Rice had a much closer battle as they swam stroke-for-stroke through the 1400. Abbott ended up pulling away in the final 100 to take second in 15:42.72. Sandpipers’ Brennan Gravley had a strong final 400 meters to make up ground and pass Rice for the final podium spot in 15:43.77. Rice picked up the fourth spot in 15:44.59.

Connor Daniels finished fifth in the heat and eighth overall in 16:15.18. In the heat, he was followed by Raben Dommann (16:18.75) and Ryley McRae (16:34.09). Christian Bayo (fifth – 16:05.85), Sam Oliver (sixth – 16:10.46) and Owen Lloyd (seventh – 16:10.70) all made the top eight from the preliminary heats.

 Event 27  Men 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 14:31.02  8/4/2012  Yang Sun, CHN
     American: A 14:39.48  8/13/2016 Connor Jaeger, USA
    U.S. Open: O 14:45.54  7/6/2008  Peter Vanderkaay, Club Wolverine
     Jr World: J 14:51.55  4/6/2014  Mack Horton, USA
     Pro Swim: P 14:53.12  2016      Jordan Wilimovsky
    Trial Cut: T 15:44.89
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
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  1 Anton Ipsen      24 Wolfpack Elite   15:05.86   15:16.19   859  
    r:+0.68  27.99        58.71 (30.72)
        1:29.14 (30.43)     1:59.71 (30.57)
        2:30.28 (30.57)     3:00.77 (30.49)
        3:31.65 (30.88)     4:02.29 (30.64)
        4:33.02 (30.73)     5:03.60 (30.58)
        5:34.23 (30.63)     6:04.73 (30.50)
        6:35.27 (30.54)     7:05.56 (30.29)
        7:35.98 (30.42)     8:06.45 (30.47)
        8:37.46 (31.01)     9:08.25 (30.79)
        9:39.05 (30.80)    10:09.73 (30.68)
       10:40.69 (30.96)    11:11.44 (30.75)
       11:42.30 (30.86)    12:13.26 (30.96)
       12:44.11 (30.85)    13:14.88 (30.77)
       13:45.62 (30.74)    14:16.32 (30.70)
       14:46.72 (30.40)    15:16.19 (29.47)
  2 Taylor Abbott    20 Univ Tennessee   15:26.79   15:42.72T  788  
    r:+0.74  28.62        59.33 (30.71)
        1:30.36 (31.03)     2:01.65 (31.29)
        2:32.71 (31.06)     3:04.32 (31.61)
        3:35.50 (31.18)     4:06.91 (31.41)
        4:38.17 (31.26)     5:09.86 (31.69)
        5:41.00 (31.14)     6:12.52 (31.52)
        6:43.90 (31.38)     7:15.96 (32.06)
        7:47.38 (31.42)     8:19.28 (31.90)
        8:50.94 (31.66)     9:23.16 (32.22)
        9:54.94 (31.78)    10:27.23 (32.29)
       10:59.34 (32.11)    11:31.64 (32.30)
       12:03.31 (31.67)    12:35.55 (32.24)
       13:07.55 (32.00)    13:39.36 (31.81)
       14:11.08 (31.72)    14:42.47 (31.39)
       15:13.23 (30.76)    15:42.72 (29.49)
  3 Brennan Gravley  18 Sandpipers Of Ne 15:29.86   15:43.77T  786  
    r:+0.66  29.03      1:00.41 (31.38)
        1:32.15 (31.74)     2:04.17 (32.02)
        2:36.16 (31.99)     3:08.31 (32.15)
        3:40.20 (31.89)     4:12.60 (32.40)
        4:44.82 (32.22)     5:17.16 (32.34)
        5:49.12 (31.96)     6:21.02 (31.90)
        6:52.92 (31.90)     7:24.75 (31.83)
        7:56.49 (31.74)     8:28.08 (31.59)
        8:59.66 (31.58)     9:31.06 (31.40)
       10:02.61 (31.55)    10:34.03 (31.42)
       11:05.55 (31.52)    11:36.74 (31.19)
       12:08.09 (31.35)    12:39.38 (31.29)
       13:10.83 (31.45)    13:42.15 (31.32)
       14:13.45 (31.30)    14:44.49 (31.04)
       15:15.23 (30.74)    15:43.77 (28.54)
  4 Sam Rice         22 Univ Tennessee   15:33.36   15:44.59T  784  
    r:+0.68  28.85      1:00.12 (31.27)
        1:31.21 (31.09)     2:02.36 (31.15)
        2:33.81 (31.45)     3:05.10 (31.29)
        3:36.61 (31.51)     4:07.98 (31.37)
        4:39.49 (31.51)     5:10.88 (31.39)
        5:42.27 (31.39)     6:13.91 (31.64)
        6:45.54 (31.63)     7:17.12 (31.58)
        7:48.88 (31.76)     8:20.62 (31.74)
        8:52.55 (31.93)     9:24.34 (31.79)
        9:56.28 (31.94)    10:28.23 (31.95)
       10:59.84 (31.61)    11:31.77 (31.93)
       12:03.81 (32.04)    12:36.06 (32.25)
       13:08.12 (32.06)    13:40.14 (32.02)
       14:11.48 (31.34)    14:43.21 (31.73)
       15:14.65 (31.44)    15:44.59 (29.94)
  5 Christian Bayo   27 Una Tac          15:49.75   16:05.85   733  
    r:+0.78  29.32      1:01.30 (31.98)
        1:33.61 (32.31)     2:06.03 (32.42)
        2:38.47 (32.44)     3:10.79 (32.32)
        3:43.30 (32.51)     4:16.11 (32.81)
        4:48.82 (32.71)     5:21.36 (32.54)
        5:53.87 (32.51)     6:26.31 (32.44)
        6:58.69 (32.38)     7:31.01 (32.32)
        8:03.35 (32.34)     8:35.82 (32.47)
        9:08.15 (32.33)     9:40.77 (32.62)
       10:13.53 (32.76)    10:46.31 (32.78)
       11:18.73 (32.42)    11:50.99 (32.26)
       12:22.98 (31.99)    12:54.84 (31.86)
       13:26.77 (31.93)    13:59.05 (32.28)
       14:30.83 (31.78)    15:03.19 (32.36)
       15:34.94 (31.75)    16:05.85 (30.91)
  6 Sam Oliver       16 Snow Swimming    16:02.74   16:10.46   723  
    r:+0.82  29.12      1:00.47 (31.35)
        1:32.73 (32.26)     2:04.64 (31.91)
        2:36.61 (31.97)     3:08.88 (32.27)
        3:41.32 (32.44)     4:14.02 (32.70)
        4:46.80 (32.78)     5:19.51 (32.71)
        5:52.43 (32.92)     6:24.94 (32.51)
        6:57.65 (32.71)     7:29.99 (32.34)
        8:02.46 (32.47)     8:35.17 (32.71)
        9:07.77 (32.60)     9:40.47 (32.70)
       10:13.17 (32.70)    10:45.95 (32.78)
       11:18.68 (32.73)    11:51.26 (32.58)
       12:23.55 (32.29)    12:55.93 (32.38)
       13:28.46 (32.53)    14:01.32 (32.86)
       14:34.14 (32.82)    15:06.19 (32.05)
       15:38.72 (32.53)    16:10.46 (31.74)
  7 Owen Lloyd       17 North Carolina A 15:53.31   16:10.70   722  
    r:+0.78  29.83      1:02.58 (32.75)
        1:35.94 (33.36)     2:08.70 (32.76)
        2:41.78 (33.08)     3:14.39 (32.61)
        3:47.55 (33.16)     4:20.31 (32.76)
        4:53.00 (32.69)     5:25.81 (32.81)
        5:58.30 (32.49)     6:30.88 (32.58)
        7:03.32 (32.44)     7:35.91 (32.59)
        8:08.65 (32.74)     8:41.03 (32.38)
        9:13.53 (32.50)     9:45.54 (32.01)
       10:18.02 (32.48)    10:50.11 (32.09)
       11:22.67 (32.56)    11:54.82 (32.15)
       12:27.27 (32.45)    12:59.51 (32.24)
       13:32.31 (32.80)    14:04.40 (32.09)
       14:36.94 (32.54)    15:09.01 (32.07)
       15:41.13 (32.12)    16:10.70 (29.57)
  8 Connor Daniels   16 Dart Swimming    15:45.81   16:15.18   712  
    r:+0.68  28.57        59.82 (31.25)
        1:31.72 (31.90)     2:04.12 (32.40)
        2:36.72 (32.60)     3:09.47 (32.75)
        3:42.09 (32.62)     4:15.12 (33.03)
        4:47.92 (32.80)     5:20.74 (32.82)
        5:53.62 (32.88)     6:26.20 (32.58)
        6:58.85 (32.65)     7:31.35 (32.50)
        8:04.05 (32.70)     8:36.68 (32.63)
        9:09.57 (32.89)     9:42.16 (32.59)
       10:15.08 (32.92)    10:48.14 (33.06)
       11:21.17 (33.03)    11:54.65 (33.48)
       12:27.81 (33.16)    13:01.06 (33.25)
       13:34.21 (33.15)    14:07.15 (32.94)
       14:39.72 (32.57)    15:12.35 (32.63)
       15:44.47 (32.12)    16:15.18 (30.71)