G Ryan Takes Down Vien Nguyen to Win 1500 Free at Atlanta Pro Series

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Vien Nguyen had a comfortable lead with 100 meters to go, but G Ryan tracked her down and pulled ahead with a blistering final two laps to win the women’s 1500 free in the first race of the arena Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta.

Ryan, representing Club Wolverine finished in 16:25.64, moving her into the top-15 in the world as the fastest American. Nguyen was second in 16:28.18, and Ryan’s Club Wolverine training partner Rose Bi came in third at 16:31.52.

A third Club Wolverine swimmer, Sierra Schmidt, finished fourth in 16:36.22, and Etiobicoke’s Olivia Anderson grabbed fifth  in 16:46.12.

York YMCA’s Leah Braswell won the second of the two timed finals heats in 16:48.34, good enough for sixth overall, and the remainder of the top eight included Auburn’s Ashley Neidigh and St. Petersburg’s Peyton Palsha.

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    Ryan G, you’re perfect. I’m so happy that you won.

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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