Jessica Ashwood Just Misses Aussie Record in 800 Free

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Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

Jessica Ashwood just missed her own Australian record in the women’s 800-meter free at the 2016 Australian Nationals.

Ashwood won the finale in a time of 8:18.42, just off her 8:18.41 from last August.  The only swimmer faster than her this year is Katie Ledecky with a stunning 8:06.68 at the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Tamsin Cook finished second tonight in 8:27.01, just off the Australian Olympic qualifying cut of 8:26.96.

Kareena Lee finished third in 8:31.06, while Kiah Melverton took fourth in 8:31.57.

Moesha Johnson (8:38.88), Mikayla Messer (8:41.80), Chelsea Gubecka (8:44.58) and Leah Neale (8:48.73) rounded out the top eight.

                         === Finals ===                          
 
  1 ASHWOOD, JESSIC  22 CHAND             8:31.60    8:18.42.  956  
    r:+0.76  28.48        59.17 (30.69)
        1:30.29 (31.12)     2:01.55 (31.26)
        2:32.98 (31.43)     3:04.39 (31.41)
        3:35.92 (31.53)     4:07.42 (31.50)
        4:38.98 (31.56)     5:10.46 (31.48)
        5:42.01 (31.55)     6:13.75 (31.74)
        6:45.47 (31.72)     7:17.28 (31.81)
        7:48.80 (31.52)     8:18.42 (29.62)
  2 COOK, TAMSIN     17 UWSC              8:36.84    8:27.01   908  
    r:+0.70  29.09      1:00.53 (31.44)
        1:32.61 (32.08)     2:04.87 (32.26)
        2:37.15 (32.28)     3:09.36 (32.21)
        3:41.78 (32.42)     4:13.80 (32.02)
        4:45.74 (31.94)     5:17.70 (31.96)
        5:49.58 (31.88)     6:21.43 (31.85)
        6:53.41 (31.98)     7:25.22 (31.81)
        7:56.68 (31.46)     8:27.01 (30.33)
  3 LEE, KAREENA     22 MTCKM             8:39.94    8:31.06   886  
    r:+0.76  29.62      1:01.21 (31.59)
        1:32.98 (31.77)     2:05.27 (32.29)
        2:37.28 (32.01)     3:09.61 (32.33)
        3:42.07 (32.46)     4:14.39 (32.32)
        4:46.72 (32.33)     5:19.10 (32.38)
        5:51.49 (32.39)     6:23.99 (32.50)
        6:56.43 (32.44)     7:29.01 (32.58)
        8:01.28 (32.27)     8:31.06 (29.78)
  4 MELVERTON, KIAH  19 TSS               8:37.13    8:31.57   884  
    r:+0.72  29.36      1:00.86 (31.50)
        1:32.79 (31.93)     2:05.38 (32.59)
        2:37.71 (32.33)     3:10.47 (32.76)
        3:42.83 (32.36)     4:15.47 (32.64)
        4:47.56 (32.09)     5:19.90 (32.34)
        5:52.28 (32.38)     6:24.91 (32.63)
        6:57.15 (32.24)     7:29.84 (32.69)
        8:02.06 (32.22)     8:31.57 (29.51)
  5 JOHNSON, MOESHA  18 BURAQ             8:42.78    8:38.88   847  
    r:+0.79  29.65      1:01.56 (31.91)
        1:33.48 (31.92)     2:05.97 (32.49)
        2:38.24 (32.27)     3:10.98 (32.74)
        3:43.46 (32.48)     4:16.12 (32.66)
        4:48.64 (32.52)     5:21.81 (33.17)
        5:54.93 (33.12)     6:28.02 (33.09)
        7:01.08 (33.06)     7:34.25 (33.17)
        8:06.79 (32.54)     8:38.88 (32.09)
  6 MESSER, MIKAYLA  16 CHAND             8:43.99    8:41.80   833  
    r:+0.69  29.78      1:01.59 (31.81)
        1:33.91 (32.32)     2:06.22 (32.31)
        2:38.66 (32.44)     3:11.31 (32.65)
        3:44.40 (33.09)     4:17.10 (32.70)
        4:49.62 (32.52)     5:22.49 (32.87)
        5:55.75 (33.26)     6:28.81 (33.06)
        7:02.07 (33.26)     7:35.66 (33.59)
        8:08.89 (33.23)     8:41.80 (32.91)
  7 GUBECKA, CHELSE  17 KAWTR             8:44.35    8:44.58   819  
    r:+0.70  29.88      1:02.16 (32.28)
        1:34.92 (32.76)     2:07.99 (33.07)
        2:40.63 (32.64)     3:13.57 (32.94)
        3:46.41 (32.84)     4:19.56 (33.15)
        4:52.39 (32.83)     5:25.40 (33.01)
        5:58.92 (33.52)     6:32.23 (33.31)
        7:05.62 (33.39)     7:38.93 (33.31)
        8:12.23 (33.30)     8:44.58 (32.35)
  8 NEALE, LEAH      20 SPRTN             8:44.02    8:48.73   800  
    r:+0.74  29.17      1:00.34 (31.17)
        1:31.95 (31.61)     2:03.86 (31.91)
        2:36.41 (32.55)     3:09.49 (33.08)
        3:43.19 (33.70)     4:16.99 (33.80)
        4:51.18 (34.19)     5:25.30 (34.12)
        5:59.80 (34.50)     6:34.40 (34.60)
        7:08.74 (34.34)     7:42.82 (34.08)
        8:16.77 (33.95)     8:48.73 (31.96)