Jessica Ashwood Scorches 800 Free in Santa Clara

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In 8:18.14 Jessica Ashwood won the 800 freestyle at tonight’s 2016 Arena Pro Swim Santa Clara. That time was new best for her, in addition to decimating the meet record. She even broke the Australian record in the race, which she negative split.

Hayley Peirsol held the old record at 8:26.87 from 2006. Tonight’s swim also slightly lowers Ashwood’s second place world ranking. Only Katie Ledecky has been faster (8:06.68) this year.

Miranda Heckman (8:50.14) was second and Katy Campbell placed third (8:53.92).

Leah Stevens (8:54.05) and Daniella Hawkins (8:59.11) were also under nine minutes.

Francsca Bains (9:07.96), Cathryn Salladin (9:08.24), Sandra Sow (9:10.22), and Heidi George (9:19.62) completed the top 9.

Event 19  Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle
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    Name                  Age Team                 Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Ashwood, Jessica       23 Chandler Swim-US  8:18.42    8:18.14  
                 29.04      1:00.13 (31.09)
        1:31.93 (31.80)     2:03.71 (31.78)
        2:35.45 (31.74)     3:07.10 (31.65)
        3:38.94 (31.84)     4:10.39 (31.45)
        4:41.59 (31.20)     5:12.84 (31.25)
        5:44.15 (31.31)     6:15.22 (31.07)
        6:46.59 (31.37)     7:17.86 (31.27)
        7:48.65 (30.79)     8:18.14 (29.49)
  2 Heckman, Miranda       15 Pleasanton Seaha  8:42.29    8:50.14  
                 31.01      1:04.53 (33.52)
        1:37.98 (33.45)     2:11.13 (33.15)
        2:44.68 (33.55)     3:17.83 (33.15)
        3:51.51 (33.68)     4:24.86 (33.35)
        4:58.30 (33.44)     5:31.56 (33.26)
        6:05.17 (33.61)     6:38.56 (33.39)
        7:12.34 (33.78)     7:45.54 (33.20)
        8:18.65 (33.11)     8:50.14 (31.49)
  3 Campbell, Katy         22 Swim Pasadena-CA  8:30.46    8:53.92  
                 30.86      1:03.75 (32.89)
        1:37.43 (33.68)     2:10.99 (33.56)
        2:44.60 (33.61)     3:18.41 (33.81)
        3:51.56 (33.15)     4:25.30 (33.74)
        4:58.75 (33.45)     5:32.45 (33.70)
        6:06.25 (33.80)     6:39.97 (33.72)
        7:13.86 (33.89)     7:48.23 (34.37)
        8:21.81 (33.58)     8:53.92 (32.11)
  4 Stevens, Leah          19 UN-25-PC-         8:37.17    8:54.05  
                 30.56      1:03.69 (33.13)
        1:37.40 (33.71)     2:11.39 (33.99)
        2:37.54 (26.15)     3:19.14 (41.60)
        3:52.94 (33.80)     4:26.80 (33.86)
        4:49.53 (22.73)     5:33.76 (44.23)
        6:07.22 (33.46)     6:40.81 (33.59)
        7:14.33 (33.52)     7:47.97 (33.64)
        8:21.59 (33.62)     8:54.05 (32.46)
  5 Hawkins, Daniella      15 Pleasanton Seaha 10:02.80Y   8:59.11  
                 30.84      1:04.87 (34.03)
        1:39.41 (34.54)     2:13.20 (33.79)
        2:46.92 (33.72)     3:20.86 (33.94)
        3:55.13 (34.27)     4:29.05 (33.92)
        5:02.71 (33.66)     5:36.09 (33.38)
        6:09.80 (33.71)     6:43.91 (34.11)
        7:18.18 (34.27)     7:52.33 (34.15)
        8:21.22 (28.89)     8:59.11 (37.89)
  6 Bains, Francesca       17 Woodmoor Waves-C  8:59.60    9:07.96  
                 31.17      1:04.76 (33.59)
        1:39.22 (34.46)     2:13.07 (33.85)
        2:47.18 (34.11)     3:21.21 (34.03)
        3:55.47 (34.26)     4:29.82 (34.35)
        5:04.33 (34.51)     5:39.03 (34.70)
        6:13.80 (34.77)     6:48.64 (34.84)
        7:23.56 (34.92)     7:58.80 (35.24)
        8:33.89 (35.09)     9:07.96 (34.07)
  7 Salladin, Cathryn      16 Fast Swim Team-C 17:13.80    9:08.24  
                 30.68      1:04.04 (33.36)
        1:38.45 (34.41)     2:12.68 (34.23)
        2:47.11 (34.43)     3:21.51 (34.40)
        3:56.78 (35.27)     4:31.47 (34.69)
        5:06.79 (35.32)     5:41.55 (34.76)
        6:16.47 (34.92)     6:51.48 (35.01)
        7:26.20 (34.72)     8:00.92 (34.72)
        8:35.18 (34.26)     9:08.24 (33.06)
  8 Soe, Sandra            18 UN Scsc-PC-       8:51.18    9:10.22  
                 30.83      1:04.39 (33.56)
        1:38.58 (34.19)     2:13.01 (34.43)
        2:47.56 (34.55)     3:22.43 (34.87)
        3:57.42 (34.99)     4:32.45 (35.03)
        5:06.98 (34.53)     5:41.53 (34.55)
        6:16.15 (34.62)     6:51.30 (35.15)
        7:26.23 (34.93)     8:01.24 (35.01)
        8:36.00 (34.76)     9:10.22 (34.22)
  9 George, Heidi          40 Great Wolf Swim- 17:17.22    9:19.62  
                 32.19      1:06.43 (34.24)
        1:41.23 (34.80)     2:16.72 (35.49)
        2:52.59 (35.87)     3:28.08 (35.49)
        4:03.34 (35.26)     4:38.77 (35.43)
        5:13.96 (35.19)     5:49.67 (35.71)
        6:25.09 (35.42)     7:00.40 (35.31)
        7:35.53 (35.13)     8:10.64 (35.11)
        8:45.57 (34.93)     9:19.62 (34.05)
 10 Kalandadze, Anna       14 Radnor Aquatic C  9:16.46    9:23.18  
                 31.72      1:05.97 (34.25)
        1:41.01 (35.04)     2:15.90 (34.89)
        2:45.35 (29.45)     3:27.27 (41.92)
        4:00.20 (32.93)     4:38.45 (38.25)
        5:14.33 (35.88)     5:49.90 (35.57)
        6:24.84 (34.94)     7:01.40 (36.56)
        7:35.06 (33.66)     8:12.91 (37.85)
        8:48.08 (35.17)     9:23.18 (35.10)
 11 Helak, Alyssa          16 Victor Swim Club  9:01.90    9:25.51  
                 31.16      1:05.56 (34.40)
        1:40.88 (35.32)     2:16.44 (35.56)
        2:52.24 (35.80)     3:27.95 (35.71)
        4:03.95 (36.00)     4:39.64 (35.69)
        5:15.48 (35.84)     5:51.66 (36.18)
        6:27.99 (36.33)     7:03.85 (35.86)
        7:39.74 (35.89)     8:15.28 (35.54)
        8:50.90 (35.62)     9:25.51 (34.61)
 -- Tseng, Courtney        16 Fast Swim Team-C       NT   X8:58.73  
                 30.99      1:03.91 (32.92)
        1:37.52 (33.61)     2:10.82 (33.30)
        2:44.65 (33.83)     3:18.31 (33.66)
        3:52.41 (34.10)     4:26.65 (34.24)
        5:01.06 (34.41)     5:34.97 (33.91)
        6:09.93 (34.96)     6:44.11 (34.18)
        7:18.51 (34.40)     7:52.75 (34.24)
        8:26.86 (34.11)     8:58.73 (31.87)
 -- Nefsi, Hamida Rania    18 Regina Optimist-  9:16.21         NS
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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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