Erica Sullivan Posts 15:36 1650 Over the Weekend in Texas; Will Licon, Cody Miller Go Head to Head

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

18-year-old Erica Sullivan of the Sandpipers of Nevada posted a 15:36.52 on Sunday at the King Marlin Pro-Am Classic in Lewisville, Texas. That time puts her third all-time in the 17-18 age group for that event as she improved on her best time of 15:40.42 from last year’s Winter Nationals in December 2017.

Sullivan sits behind Katie Ledecky and Katie Hoff in the all-time rankings as she previously sat in sixth place.

Sullivan also swam a 4:37.95 in the 500 during the meet, which would put her seventh in Division I and 30th all-time in the 17-18 age group. Her previous best was a 4:38.13 from the 2017 Winter Nationals.

Erica Sullivan also swam a 9:17.32 in the 1000 free on the first night of the meet.

2016 Olympian Cody Miller also swam in the same meet in Texas, as he made his return to the competition pool for the first time since this summer’s Nationals. Miller has indicated in his vlogs and podcast that he has been battling an injury this year.

Miller did not put up anything spectacular this weekend, managing a 54.76 in the 100 breast and a 1:57.01, well off his 50.82 and 1:49.31 best times. Miller finished behind Texas grad Will Licon (1:52.55) in the 200 breast and also behind Licon in the 100 (51.80). Both Licon and Miller will be swimming together at the Pan American Games in the summer of 2019 in Lima, Peru.

17-18 All-Time Rankings, 1650:

  1. Katie Ledecky, 15:13.30 (2014)
  2. Katie Hoff, 15:24.35 (2008)
  3. Erica Sullivan, 15:36.52 (2018)
  4. Kate Ziegler, 15:37.17 (2006)
  5. Janet Evans, 15:39.14 (1989)
  6. Cierra Runge, 15:40.17 (2015)
  7. Leah Smith, 15:42.04 (2014)
  8. Adrienne Binder, 15:42.44 (2003)

5 comments

  1. avatar
    Superfan

    I don’t think Hoff was17-18 in 2014!!!!!

    Is Erika definitely going to USC in January???

  2. avatar

    Kate Ziegler’s name was spelled wrong on the list.

  3. Javed Khan

    Congrats

  4. avatar
    Anonymous

    I enjoy watching Cody Miller’s weekly vlogs, but hope they aren’t hindering his training & recovery. In one of the vlog episodes IU Coach Ray Looze didn’t seem real happy when he said Cody’s vlogging was a distraction and took too much time. I’d like to see Cody get healthy and back in top form.