Katie Ledecky Adds Second Win In 200 Free, Just Misses U.S. Open Record

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Stanford’s Katie Ledecky didn’t look back in this A-final, leading the field through the 100 in 55.77 before bringing it home to touch first in 1:54.60. That was just two tenths off of Allison Schmitt’s U.S. Open record from the 2012 Olympic Trials, and is Ledecky’s second win of the meet after her victory in the 800 free last night.

Schmitt, the American record holder in the event, finished second in 1:55.82 to continue what has been a very successful return to racing this spring and qualify herself for Pan Pacs. In third was top seed Gabby DeLoof, who snuck by her best time from this morning with a 1:56.55. In fourth was Leah Smith (1:56.93), who adds a second event to her Pan Pacs schedule after finishing second in the 800 free last night.

Rounding out the rest of the A-final was Simone Manuel (1:57.01), Melanie Margalis (1:57.32), Mallory Comerford (1:58.38), and Paige Madden (1:59.16). Cal’s Katie McLaughlin won the B-final in 1:58.20.

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2 Comments

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Michael Maloney

    SMASSSSSSHHHHH it SCHMITTTTTTYYYYYY….I am so happy for both these women..but just a touch more for Allison….

  2. Halim Yussuf

    Katie has a good chance to win, 200, 400, 800 and 1500.

Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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