Ashley Twichell Posts 800 Free Victory at 2017 Arena Pro Series Austin

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Women’s 800 Free

Ashley Twichell commanded the pool throughout the entirety of the women’s 800 free. Twichell, representing North Carolina Aquatic Club, completed a sweep of the distance events with a gold medal finish of 8:30.19.

NC State’s Hannah Moore took second overall with a final time of 8:32.82, followed by Etobicoke’s Olivia Anderson and her time of 8:35.10.

Kristen Kobrich of Chile grabbed fourth overall with a finish of 8:36.95, while Great Britain’s Holly Hibbott was fifth with a final time of 8:41.65.

The sixth through eighth place finishes were all accomplished by teenagers beginning to make their mark on the sport. Kaitlyn Sims, 16, of Magnolia Aquatics was sixth with a final time of 8:48.64, just ahead of Nation’s Capital’s Chase Travis, 14, and her time of 8:49.51.

Madison Homovich of Marlins of Raleigh rounded out the top eight with a final time of 8:51.84.


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