Katie Ledecky Cruises to Knoxville Pro Swim Series 1500 Win

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Katie Ledecky earned the first 1500 freestyle title of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in a time of 15:45.59. The swim is the twelfth-best performance of her career. Last year, Ledecky did not swim this event until May, where she set the World, American, U.S. Open and Pro Swim Series Records. She was out far ahead of the field from the first fifty and never let up.

Similarly, veteran Ashley Twichell maintained the second spot from start to finish. She raced to a time of 16:13.03 ahead of Sandpipers of Nevada’s Erica Sullivan in 16:29.23. Both women were also off their personal bests, but have not swam this event this early in recent years.

15-year-old Mariah Denigan took fourth (16:31.48) and was followed by Becca Mann (16:32.55), Amanda Nunan (16:39.72), Marit Anderson (17:05.59) and Paige Kuwata (17:12.31). Averee Preble of the Clovis Swim Club will take the official eighth-place spot with her 17:08.66 from the morning heats.

 Event 26  Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 15:20.48  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, USA
     American: A 15:20.48  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
    U.S. Open: O 15:20.48  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
     Jr World: J 15:28.36  8/24/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
     Pro Swim: P 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimmin
    Trial Cut: T 16:49.19
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
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  1 Katie Ledecky    21 Nation's Capital 15:20.48   15:45.59T  937  
    r:+0.68  29.36      1:00.59 (31.23)
        1:32.15 (31.56)     2:03.91 (31.76)
        2:35.34 (31.43)     3:06.72 (31.38)
        3:38.40 (31.68)     4:09.90 (31.50)
        4:41.61 (31.71)     5:13.13 (31.52)
        5:44.62 (31.49)     6:15.88 (31.26)
        6:47.42 (31.54)     7:18.85 (31.43)
        7:50.56 (31.71)     8:22.24 (31.68)
        8:53.85 (31.61)     9:25.48 (31.63)
        9:57.22 (31.74)    10:28.81 (31.59)
       11:00.60 (31.79)    11:32.52 (31.92)
       12:04.41 (31.89)    12:36.21 (31.80)
       13:08.11 (31.90)    13:39.96 (31.85)
       14:11.77 (31.81)    14:43.50 (31.73)
       15:15.15 (31.65)    15:45.59 (30.44)
  2 Ashley Twichell  29 Tac Titans       15:55.68   16:13.03T  860  
    r:+0.74  30.54      1:02.44 (31.90)
        1:34.65 (32.21)     2:06.77 (32.12)
        2:39.13 (32.36)     3:11.17 (32.04)
        3:43.62 (32.45)     4:15.82 (32.20)
        4:48.24 (32.42)     5:20.51 (32.27)
        5:52.85 (32.34)     6:24.91 (32.06)
        6:57.40 (32.49)     7:29.70 (32.30)
        8:02.42 (32.72)     8:35.00 (32.58)
        9:07.81 (32.81)     9:40.53 (32.72)
       10:13.51 (32.98)    10:46.05 (32.54)
       11:19.04 (32.99)    11:51.58 (32.54)
       12:24.39 (32.81)    12:57.06 (32.67)
       13:29.96 (32.90)    14:02.78 (32.82)
       14:35.63 (32.85)    15:08.51 (32.88)
       15:41.19 (32.68)    16:13.03 (31.84)
  3 Erica Sullivan   18 Sandpipers Of Ne 16:02.88   16:29.23T  818  
    r:+0.65  30.76      1:03.56 (32.80)
        1:36.88 (33.32)     2:10.03 (33.15)
        2:43.37 (33.34)     3:16.89 (33.52)
        3:50.19 (33.30)     4:23.43 (33.24)
        4:56.82 (33.39)     5:30.02 (33.20)
        6:02.92 (32.90)     6:36.07 (33.15)
        7:08.96 (32.89)     7:41.84 (32.88)
        8:14.77 (32.93)     8:47.69 (32.92)
        9:20.39 (32.70)     9:53.49 (33.10)
       10:26.44 (32.95)    10:59.61 (33.17)
       11:32.38 (32.77)    12:05.42 (33.04)
       12:38.18 (32.76)    13:11.29 (33.11)
       13:44.21 (32.92)    14:17.47 (33.26)
       14:50.70 (33.23)    15:23.92 (33.22)
       15:56.77 (32.85)    16:29.23 (32.46)
  4 Mariah Denigan   15 Northern KY Clip 16:19.29   16:31.48T  813  
    r:+0.73  31.12      1:03.97 (32.85)
        1:37.56 (33.59)     2:10.61 (33.05)
        2:44.14 (33.53)     3:17.43 (33.29)
        3:50.58 (33.15)     4:23.52 (32.94)
        4:56.58 (33.06)     5:29.61 (33.03)
        6:02.60 (32.99)     6:35.72 (33.12)
        7:08.98 (33.26)     7:41.83 (32.85)
        8:15.07 (33.24)     8:47.86 (32.79)
        9:22.17 (34.31)     9:55.29 (33.12)
       10:28.24 (32.95)    11:01.12 (32.88)
       11:34.47 (33.35)    12:07.78 (33.31)
       12:41.52 (33.74)    13:14.81 (33.29)
       13:48.07 (33.26)    14:21.03 (32.96)
       14:54.42 (33.39)    15:27.30 (32.88)
       16:00.28 (32.98)    16:31.48 (31.20)
  5 Becca Mann       21 Una Asu          16:24.49   16:32.55T  810  
    r:+0.79  31.01      1:03.69 (32.68)
        1:36.99 (33.30)     2:10.22 (33.23)
        2:43.40 (33.18)     3:16.72 (33.32)
        3:49.99 (33.27)     4:23.35 (33.36)
        4:56.69 (33.34)     5:29.80 (33.11)
        6:03.11 (33.31)     6:36.25 (33.14)
        7:09.38 (33.13)     7:42.50 (33.12)
        8:15.59 (33.09)     8:48.56 (32.97)
        9:21.87 (33.31)     9:55.08 (33.21)
       10:28.09 (33.01)    11:01.07 (32.98)
       11:34.45 (33.38)    12:07.59 (33.14)
       12:40.97 (33.38)    13:14.13 (33.16)
       13:47.47 (33.34)    14:20.76 (33.29)
       14:53.97 (33.21)    15:27.22 (33.25)
       16:00.23 (33.01)    16:32.55 (32.32)
  6 Amanda Nunan     19 Univ Tennessee   16:29.50   16:39.72T  793  
    r:+0.85  30.86      1:03.64 (32.78)
        1:36.99 (33.35)     2:10.50 (33.51)
        2:44.04 (33.54)     3:17.53 (33.49)
        3:50.97 (33.44)     4:24.50 (33.53)
        4:58.00 (33.50)     5:31.61 (33.61)
        6:05.00 (33.39)     6:38.34 (33.34)
        7:11.41 (33.07)     7:45.10 (33.69)
        8:18.75 (33.65)     8:52.03 (33.28)
        9:25.39 (33.36)     9:58.79 (33.40)
       10:32.24 (33.45)    11:05.85 (33.61)
       11:38.91 (33.06)    12:12.79 (33.88)
       12:46.00 (33.21)    13:19.60 (33.60)
       13:52.86 (33.26)    14:26.52 (33.66)
       15:00.10 (33.58)    15:33.47 (33.37)
       16:06.87 (33.40)    16:39.72 (32.85)
  7 Marit Anderson   18 Univ. of Calgary 16:38.83   17:05.59   734  
    r:+0.72  30.71      1:04.19 (33.48)
        1:38.20 (34.01)     2:12.38 (34.18)
        2:46.71 (34.33)     3:21.14 (34.43)
        3:55.51 (34.37)     4:30.05 (34.54)
        5:04.65 (34.60)     5:39.21 (34.56)
        6:13.87 (34.66)     6:48.99 (35.12)
        7:23.24 (34.25)     7:57.79 (34.55)
        8:32.20 (34.41)     9:06.68 (34.48)
        9:41.05 (34.37)    10:15.44 (34.39)
       10:49.90 (34.46)    11:24.64 (34.74)
       11:58.78 (34.14)    12:33.37 (34.59)
       13:07.91 (34.54)    13:42.56 (34.65)
       14:17.13 (34.57)    14:51.80 (34.67)
       15:25.58 (33.78)    15:59.32 (33.74)
       16:32.70 (33.38)    17:05.59 (32.89)
  8 Averee Preble    17 Clovis Swim Club 16:31.42Y  17:08.66   728  
    r:+0.74  31.88      1:06.34 (34.46)
        1:40.93 (34.59)     2:15.47 (34.54)
        2:50.16 (34.69)     3:24.56 (34.40)
        3:59.18 (34.62)     4:33.46 (34.28)
        5:08.02 (34.56)     5:42.39 (34.37)
        6:16.73 (34.34)     6:51.12 (34.39)
        7:25.68 (34.56)     8:00.15 (34.47)
        8:34.44 (34.29)     9:08.69 (34.25)
        9:43.22 (34.53)    10:17.55 (34.33)
       10:51.98 (34.43)    11:26.25 (34.27)
       12:00.61 (34.36)    12:35.02 (34.41)
       13:09.48 (34.46)    13:43.83 (34.35)
       14:17.91 (34.08)    14:52.09 (34.18)
       15:26.56 (34.47)    16:01.23 (34.67)
       16:35.48 (34.25)    17:08.66 (33.18)

1 comment

  1. John O

    Every 50 under 32 seconds!