Katie Ledecky Nails World Leading 15:40 in 1500 at Mission Viejo; Wilimovsky Swims 15:10

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Katie Ledecky swam the world’s fastest time in the 1500 freestyle with a 15:40.55 on Sunday morning at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo in a dress rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympics with finals being held in the morning. Ledecky improved on her 15:42 season best from March as she is looking to win the inaugural gold medal in Japan this summer with the 1500 making its long awaited debut this summer.

The time for Ledecky is 14th all-time and is only two seconds behind Lotte Friis as the second fastest performer ever.

Ashley Twichell, who is already on the team in the 10K, finished second in her best pool race with a 16:06.68 as she was a 16:04 in March. She won ahead of Arizona State’s Emma Nordin (16:11.23) and Mission Viejo’s Haley Anderson (16:13.15). Anderson is also already on her third Olympic team by virtue of her silver medal in the 10K at the 2019 Worlds.

Leah Smith swam the first 100 to get a split, but withdrew to focus on the 200 IM final coming up.

Jordan Wilimovsky won the men’s 1500 with a 15:10.44, which is the second fastest time for an American this year behind only Zane Grothe (15:10.29). Wilimovsky is already on the team for the 10K but will have a chance to make his second trip to the Olympic pool in the 1500 freestyle this summer. He won this morning in California ahead of Mission Viejo’s Will Gallant (15:21.15) and Indiana’s Mikey Calvillo (15:42.38).

Arik Katz, who is a freshman at Harvard and a former national junior team swimmer, was fourth at 15:43.67, ahead of fellow Ivy Leaguer Dylan Porges (15:47.69) from Princeton.

Event 21  Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 15:20.48  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
     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 Swimming
                 16:44.60  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 16:49.19  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Katie Ledecky    24 Nation's Capital 15:29.51   15:40.55        
    r:+0.67  29.00      1:00.08 (31.08)
        1:31.72 (31.64)     2:03.43 (31.71)
        2:35.13 (31.70)     3:06.81 (31.68)
        3:38.27 (31.46)     4:09.65 (31.38)
        4:41.17 (31.52)     5:12.61 (31.44)
        5:43.97 (31.36)     6:15.33 (31.36)
        6:46.87 (31.54)     7:18.22 (31.35)
        7:49.69 (31.47)     8:21.01 (31.32)
        8:52.26 (31.25)     9:23.42 (31.16)
        9:54.81 (31.39)    10:26.28 (31.47)
       10:58.08 (31.80)    11:29.75 (31.67)
       12:01.64 (31.89)    12:33.19 (31.55)
       13:05.09 (31.90)    13:36.67 (31.58)
       14:08.19 (31.52)    14:39.41 (31.22)
       15:10.97 (31.56)    15:40.55 (29.58)
  2 Ashley Twichell  31 TAC Titans-NC    15:54.19   16:06.68        
    r:+0.79  30.30      1:01.81 (31.51)
        1:33.84 (32.03)     2:05.63 (31.79)
        2:37.85 (32.22)     3:09.84 (31.99)
        3:42.01 (32.17)     4:14.04 (32.03)
        4:46.19 (32.15)     5:18.47 (32.28)
        5:50.84 (32.37)     6:22.95 (32.11)
        6:55.38 (32.43)     7:27.45 (32.07)
        7:59.84 (32.39)     8:31.98 (32.14)
        9:04.43 (32.45)     9:36.62 (32.19)
       10:09.04 (32.42)    10:41.28 (32.24)
       11:13.83 (32.55)    11:46.16 (32.33)
       12:18.68 (32.52)    12:51.11 (32.43)
       13:23.66 (32.55)    13:56.27 (32.61)
       14:28.92 (32.65)    15:01.75 (32.83)
       15:34.46 (32.71)    16:06.68 (32.22)
  3 Emma Nordin      21 Unattached-AZ    16:36.69   16:11.23        
    r:+0.68  30.08      1:01.98 (31.90)
        1:34.59 (32.61)     2:06.67 (32.08)
        2:39.26 (32.59)     3:11.53 (32.27)
        3:44.04 (32.51)     4:16.15 (32.11)
        4:48.60 (32.45)     5:20.91 (32.31)
        5:53.14 (32.23)     6:25.46 (32.32)
        6:57.97 (32.51)     7:30.23 (32.26)
        8:02.89 (32.66)     8:35.31 (32.42)
        9:07.94 (32.63)     9:40.45 (32.51)
       10:13.11 (32.66)    10:45.64 (32.53)
       11:18.17 (32.53)    11:50.71 (32.54)
       12:23.35 (32.64)    12:55.71 (32.36)
       13:28.46 (32.75)    14:01.15 (32.69)
       14:33.79 (32.64)    15:06.41 (32.62)
       15:39.14 (32.73)    16:11.23 (32.09)
  4 Haley Anderson   29 Mission Viejo Na 16:11.73   16:13.15        
    r:+0.79  29.72      1:01.61 (31.89)
        1:34.05 (32.44)     2:06.07 (32.02)
        2:38.52 (32.45)     3:10.84 (32.32)
        3:43.31 (32.47)     4:15.89 (32.58)
        4:48.52 (32.63)     5:20.99 (32.47)
        5:53.35 (32.36)     6:25.53 (32.18)
        6:58.20 (32.67)     7:30.57 (32.37)
        8:03.29 (32.72)     8:35.70 (32.41)
        9:08.60 (32.90)     9:41.08 (32.48)
       10:13.91 (32.83)    10:46.74 (32.83)
       11:19.28 (32.54)    11:51.83 (32.55)
       12:24.77 (32.94)    12:57.23 (32.46)
       13:30.02 (32.79)    14:02.65 (32.63)
       14:35.40 (32.75)    15:07.98 (32.58)
       15:40.65 (32.67)    16:13.15 (32.50)
  5 Sarah Dimeco     20 Unattached-PC    16:49.30   17:12.06        
    r:+0.72  30.49      1:03.61 (33.12)
        1:37.37 (33.76)     2:11.38 (34.01)
        2:45.91 (34.53)     3:20.35 (34.44)
        3:55.12 (34.77)     4:29.38 (34.26)
        5:04.07 (34.69)     5:38.71 (34.64)
        6:13.58 (34.87)     6:47.95 (34.37)
        7:22.67 (34.72)     7:57.11 (34.44)
        8:31.97 (34.86)     9:06.37 (34.40)
        9:41.19 (34.82)    10:15.83 (34.64)
       10:50.68 (34.85)    11:25.62 (34.94)
       12:00.61 (34.99)    12:35.19 (34.58)
       13:10.04 (34.85)    13:44.71 (34.67)
       14:19.44 (34.73)    14:54.11 (34.67)
       15:29.06 (34.95)    16:03.74 (34.68)
       16:37.57 (33.83)    17:12.06 (34.49)
 -- Leah Smith       25 Unattached-AZ    16:11.80        DNF        
      Did not finish
    r:+0.70  27.56        59.29 (31.73)
 Event 22  Men 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 14:31.02  8/4/2012  Yang Sun, CHN
     American: A 14:39.48  8/13/2016 Connor Jaeger, USA
    U.S. Open: O 14:45.54  7/6/2008  Peter Vanderkaay, Club Wolverine
     Jr World: J 14:46.09  8/25/2019 Franko Grgic, CRO
     Pro Swim: P 14:53.12  2016      Jordan Wilimovsky
                 15:35.69  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 15:44.89  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
 -- Cole Kuster      19 Coronado Swim As 15:39.04    No Data        
 -- Parker Reynolds  17 Santa Maria Swim 15:41.73    No Data        
  1 Jordan Wilimovs  26 KSwim-CA         14:59.94   15:10.44        
    r:+0.66  28.26        58.21 (29.95)
        1:28.56 (30.35)     1:58.78 (30.22)
        2:29.04 (30.26)     2:59.31 (30.27)
        3:29.84 (30.53)     4:00.32 (30.48)
        4:30.74 (30.42)     5:01.28 (30.54)
        5:31.71 (30.43)     6:02.14 (30.43)
        6:32.53 (30.39)     7:03.02 (30.49)
        7:33.58 (30.56)     8:04.28 (30.70)
        8:34.81 (30.53)     9:05.39 (30.58)
        9:36.07 (30.68)    10:06.94 (30.87)
       10:37.37 (30.43)    11:07.80 (30.43)
       11:38.45 (30.65)    12:08.99 (30.54)
       12:39.52 (30.53)    13:10.10 (30.58)
       13:40.56 (30.46)    14:11.27 (30.71)
       14:41.83 (30.56)    15:10.44 (28.61)
  2 Will Gallant     19 Mission Viejo Na 15:18.39   15:21.15        
    r:+0.68  28.34        58.31 (29.97)
        1:28.84 (30.53)     1:59.27 (30.43)
        2:29.85 (30.58)     3:00.19 (30.34)
        3:30.88 (30.69)     4:01.37 (30.49)
        4:32.20 (30.83)     5:02.92 (30.72)
        5:33.75 (30.83)     6:04.41 (30.66)
        6:35.17 (30.76)     7:05.95 (30.78)
        7:36.84 (30.89)     8:07.72 (30.88)
        8:38.61 (30.89)     9:09.31 (30.70)
        9:40.29 (30.98)    10:11.07 (30.78)
       10:42.13 (31.06)    11:13.05 (30.92)
       11:43.94 (30.89)    12:15.00 (31.06)
       12:46.05 (31.05)    13:17.11 (31.06)
       13:48.30 (31.19)    14:19.58 (31.28)
       14:51.00 (31.42)    15:21.15 (30.15)
  3 Mikey Calvillo   20 Indiana Swim Clu 15:23.51   15:42.38        
    r:+0.71  28.59        59.72 (31.13)
        1:31.76 (32.04)     2:03.64 (31.88)
        2:35.77 (32.13)     3:07.83 (32.06)
        3:39.94 (32.11)     4:12.19 (32.25)
        4:44.52 (32.33)     5:16.74 (32.22)
        5:48.26 (31.52)     6:20.98 (32.72)
        6:52.98 (32.00)     7:24.96 (31.98)
        7:56.97 (32.01)     8:28.21 (31.24)
        8:59.27 (31.06)     9:30.35 (31.08)
       10:01.64 (31.29)    10:32.78 (31.14)
       11:03.95 (31.17)    11:35.10 (31.15)
       12:06.46 (31.36)    12:37.73 (31.27)
       13:09.11 (31.38)    13:40.20 (31.09)
       14:11.32 (31.12)    14:42.12 (30.80)
       15:12.60 (30.48)    15:42.38 (29.78)
  4 Arik Katz        19 Veritas Swimming 15:05.93   15:43.67        
    r:+0.73  28.96      1:00.65 (31.69)
        1:32.84 (32.19)     2:04.43 (31.59)
        2:36.48 (32.05)     3:08.48 (32.00)
        3:40.66 (32.18)     4:12.66 (32.00)
        4:44.88 (32.22)     5:16.98 (32.10)
        5:48.68 (31.70)     6:20.01 (31.33)
        6:51.92 (31.91)     7:23.41 (31.49)
        7:55.40 (31.99)     8:26.67 (31.27)
        8:58.39 (31.72)     9:29.80 (31.41)
       10:01.80 (32.00)    10:33.44 (31.64)
       11:05.21 (31.77)    11:36.47 (31.26)
       12:07.66 (31.19)    12:39.26 (31.60)
       13:10.70 (31.44)    13:41.99 (31.29)
       14:12.81 (30.82)    14:43.67 (30.86)
       15:14.04 (30.37)    15:43.67 (29.63)
  5 Dylan Porges     20 TAC Titans-NC    15:31.46   15:47.69        
    r:+0.76  28.05        58.64 (30.59)
        1:29.80 (31.16)     2:01.13 (31.33)
        2:32.46 (31.33)     3:03.70 (31.24)
        3:35.36 (31.66)     4:06.91 (31.55)
        4:38.49 (31.58)     5:10.10 (31.61)
        5:42.00 (31.90)     6:13.80 (31.80)
        6:45.82 (32.02)     7:17.67 (31.85)
        7:50.19 (32.52)     8:22.84 (32.65)
        8:54.69 (31.85)     9:26.33 (31.64)
        9:58.28 (31.95)    10:30.33 (32.05)
       11:02.26 (31.93)    11:34.49 (32.23)
       12:06.25 (31.76)    12:38.13 (31.88)
       13:10.17 (32.04)    13:42.04 (31.87)
       14:14.19 (32.15)    14:46.01 (31.82)
       15:17.74 (31.73)    15:47.69 (29.95)
  6 *Kushagra RAWAT  21 KSwim-CA         15:25.22   15:56.21        
    r:+0.71  28.25        58.64 (30.39)
        1:29.54 (30.90)     2:00.44 (30.90)
        2:31.82 (31.38)     3:03.20 (31.38)
        3:35.09 (31.89)     4:06.61 (31.52)
        4:38.67 (32.06)     5:10.27 (31.60)
        5:42.03 (31.76)     6:13.36 (31.33)
        6:45.51 (32.15)     7:17.46 (31.95)
        7:50.12 (32.66)     8:22.65 (32.53)
        8:54.99 (32.34)     9:27.08 (32.09)
        9:59.46 (32.38)    10:31.60 (32.14)
       11:04.31 (32.71)    11:36.69 (32.38)
       12:09.41 (32.72)    12:41.79 (32.38)
       13:14.95 (33.16)    13:47.42 (32.47)
       14:20.20 (32.78)    14:52.78 (32.58)
       15:25.40 (32.62)    15:56.21 (30.81)
  7 Noah Brune       19 Una CSTE-SI      15:36.56   16:12.89        
    r:+0.61  29.59      1:01.82 (32.23)
        1:34.18 (32.36)     2:06.79 (32.61)
        2:39.15 (32.36)     3:12.07 (32.92)
        3:44.27 (32.20)     4:16.99 (32.72)
        4:49.60 (32.61)     5:22.04 (32.44)
        5:54.90 (32.86)     6:27.53 (32.63)
        7:00.14 (32.61)     7:32.74 (32.60)
        8:05.55 (32.81)   9:43.29 (1:37.74)
            9:10.98 ( )                    
           10:16.06 ( )    10:48.49 (32.43)
       11:21.05 (32.56)    11:53.98 (32.93)
       12:26.82 (32.84)    12:59.44 (32.62)
       13:32.15 (32.71)    14:04.91 (32.76)
       14:37.42 (32.51)    15:09.98 (32.56)
       15:42.34 (32.36)    16:12.89 (30.55)
 -- Chris Wieser     25 DART Swimming-SN 15:29.67        DNF        
      Did not finish
    r:+0.59  27.04        56.36 (29.32)
        1:26.87 (30.51)     1:57.52 (30.65)
        2:28.21 (30.69)     2:58.97 (30.76)
        3:30.12 (31.15)     4:01.49 (31.37)
        4:33.32 (31.83)     5:05.14 (31.82)
        5:37.34 (32.20)     6:09.44 (32.10)
        6:41.17 (31.73)     7:13.03 (31.86)
        7:44.98 (31.95)     8:16.41 (31.43)

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