Katie Ledecky Annihilates Field in 200 Free Final

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Katie Ledecky put up a monster race in the 200 free, jumping ahead after the first 50 and eventually winning by more than 2.5 seconds. Her final time was 1:55.42, just behind a pair of 1:54s from Taylor Ruck and Ariarne Titmus at last month’s Commonwealth Games.

Ledecky’s Stanford teammate Simone Manuel, fresh off a 50 free victory less than an hour earlier, placed second in 1:58.06. Louisville’s Mallory Comerford closed strong to finish third in 1:58.71.

The field was so strong that all eight swimmers broke 2:00, a rarity for an in-season event. Katie Drabot, also of Stanford, took fourth in 1:58.86, followed by Tucson Ford’s Leah Smith (1:59.18), Club Wolverine’s Gabby Deloof (1:59.51), HPC-Ontario’s Rebecca Smith (1:59.68) and Pitchfork’s Allison Schmitt (1:59.91). Smith’s teammate Kayla Sanchez also broke 2:00 with a 1:59.37 in the B-final.

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4 years ago

Friggin awesome

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4 years ago

Katie is just friggin amazing to watch.

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4 years ago

Anna probably my fave swimmer

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4 years ago

GOAT

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4 years ago

She switched to TYR?!

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4 years ago

Is she with TYR now???????

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4 years ago

Best athlete on the planet!

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4 years ago

Did she sign with TYR????

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4 years ago

Ledecky rules! ?

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4 years ago

Naomi Trait

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4 years ago

Awesome field! Katie showing her versatility.

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4 years ago

Go Katie!