Erica Sullivan Drops Fourth-Fastest 1500 Free in the World at TYR Pro Series Clovis

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Erica Sullivan; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Erica Sullivan closed out her 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series with a bang, dropping the third-fastest 1500 Freestyle in the world so far this year.

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Women’s 1500 Freestyle

Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan ran away with the 1500 free to close out her meet at Clovis. Not only was her 15:55.25 a lifetime best by seven seconds, it was also the fourth-fastest time in the world this year and second fastest of the day. Argentina’s Delfina Pignatiello was a 15:51 at the Mare Nostrum.

Among Americans, Sullivan is second only to Katie Ledecky for 2019, and is right behind distance legend Janet Evans for the USA Swimming 17-18 All Time rankings in this event. Sullivan’s 500 splits were 5:18.21 – 5:18.89 – 5:18.15.

Canada’s Mackenzie Padington was a distant second, coming in at 16:56.58. She had a battle against Mexico’s Ayumi Macias throughout the race. Macias ultimately took third (16:56.76) after a great closing 500.

Clovis Swim Club’s Averee Preble was fourth in 16:59.72. She was followed by Allison Bernier (17:29.05) and Claudia Chang (17:39.43).

2019 World Rankings

  1. Katie Ledecky, 15:45.59 – United States
  2. Jianjiahe Wang, 15:46.69 – China
  3. Delfina Pignatiello, ARG, 15:51.68
  4. Erica Sullivan, 15:55.25 – United States
  5. Kiah Melverton, 15:58.09 – Australia
  6. Maddy Gough, 15:58.26 – Australia

USA Swimming 17-18 All Time Rankings

  1. Katie Ledecky, 15:25.48 – 2015
  2. Kate Ziegler, 15:42.54 – 2007
  3. Janet Evans, 15:54.23 – 1990
  4. Erica Sullivan, 15:55.25 – 2019
  5. Diana Munz, 16:03.30 – 2000

2 comments

  1. Eney Jones

    Kristin Goett

    • Kristin Goett

      Eney Jones I need that breathing angle lol