Ashley Twichell Wins 800 Free Out of Early Heat at Indy Pro Swim

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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16-year-old Argentinian Delfina Pignatiello posted the fastest time in the final heat of the 800 free, but her 8:38.49 was not quick enough to beat out the time put up by North Carolina Aquatic Club’s Ashley Twichell in the morning heats.

Twichell won the event with a 8:36.17, six seconds behind her top time this season, an 8:30.19 from the arena Pro Swim Series meet in Austin that ranks third in the world.

Pignatiello finished second, and Carmel’s Emma Nordin took third in 8:46.32, just ahead of Great Britain’s Isobell Griffiths, who ended up fourth in 8:46.47.

Mary-Sophie Harvey finished fifth in 8:47.11, while Japan’s Runa Kasahara (8:50.75), Eliot Kennedy (8:52.33) and Great Britain’s Leah Crisp (8:53.41) completed the top eight.


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    Michael Maloney

    not the same without the QUEEN..Katie Ledecky

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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