Katie Ledecky Sets Fastest 800 Free Time in the World This Year, 8th Fastest All-Time at 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington

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Photo Courtesy: Chuckarelei / Pac-12

As foretold by the heat sheets, Katie Ledecky dominated the competition in the 800 free at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim series in Bloomington. There was just one question that lingered before she took her mark–What magic did she have in her today?

Quite a bit. Despite a long four days of competition, Ledecky showed no signs of fatigue, negative-splitting her marquee event and surging home to an 8:10.70 finish. This shaved three seconds off her time this year, lowering the mark for fastest time of the year and ranking eighth all time.

It was a tight race for second, as Sierra Schmidt (8:36.71) and Ally McHugh (8:37.34) swam nearly identical races, with Schmidt gaining enough of an advantage in the final 100 to cinch second. Becca Mann barely conceded third, turning in an 8:37.38 to take fourth. Cierra Runge headed the third wave with an 8:41.30, as Megan Byrnes stayed at her hip with an 8:44.01. Cassy Jernberg remained in the mix, dropping an 8:44.23, while Geena Freriks rounded out the women’s distance schedule with an 8:48.13.

Live Results

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Event 24  Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 8:04.79  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
     American: A 8:04.79  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
    U.S. Open: O 8:06.68  1/17/2016 Katie Ledecky, Nation's Capital
     Jr World:   8:11.00  6/22/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
     Pro Swim: P 8:06.68  2016      Katie Ledecky
    Trial Cut: T 8:48.09
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA       
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  1 Katie Ledecky    22 Nation's Capital  8:07.27    8:10.70T  964  
    r:+0.69  28.77        59.67 (30.90)
        1:30.90 (31.23)     2:02.11 (31.21)
        2:33.26 (31.15)     3:04.29 (31.03)
        3:35.22 (30.93)     4:06.17 (30.95)
        4:37.37 (31.20)     5:08.06 (30.69)
        5:38.71 (30.65)     6:09.04 (30.33)
        6:39.89 (30.85)     7:10.52 (30.63)
        7:41.41 (30.89)     8:10.70 (29.29)
  2 Sierra Schmidt   21 Univ. Of Michiga  8:36.48    8:36.71T  825  
    r:+0.66  30.80      1:03.40 (32.60)
        1:36.87 (33.47)     2:09.73 (32.86)
        2:43.10 (33.37)     3:15.99 (32.89)
        3:49.12 (33.13)     4:21.38 (32.26)
        4:54.08 (32.70)     5:26.01 (31.93)
        5:58.59 (32.58)     6:30.45 (31.86)
        7:02.84 (32.39)     7:34.45 (31.61)
        8:06.47 (32.02)     8:36.71 (30.24)
  3 Ally McHugh      22 Wisconsin Aquati  8:24.22    8:37.34T  822  
    r:+0.76  31.23      1:04.03 (32.80)
        1:37.14 (33.11)     2:09.89 (32.75)
        2:42.90 (33.01)     3:15.49 (32.59)
        3:48.34 (32.85)     4:20.86 (32.52)
        4:53.55 (32.69)     5:26.15 (32.60)
        5:58.70 (32.55)     6:30.94 (32.24)
        7:03.29 (32.35)     7:35.41 (32.12)
        8:07.35 (31.94)     8:37.34 (29.99)
  4 Becca Mann       21 Unattached        8:35.63    8:37.38T  822  
             30.61      1:03.45 (32.84)
        1:35.90 (32.45)     2:09.09 (33.19)
        2:41.70 (32.61)     3:14.77 (33.07)
        3:47.46 (32.69)     4:20.34 (32.88)
        4:52.67 (32.33)     5:25.23 (32.56)
        5:57.52 (32.29)     6:30.06 (32.54)
        7:02.05 (31.99)     7:34.25 (32.20)
        8:06.12 (31.87)     8:37.38 (31.26)
  5 Cierra Runge     23 Sun Devil Swim.   8:29.27    8:41.30T  804  
    r:+0.79  29.54      1:02.33 (32.79)
        1:35.20 (32.87)     2:08.23 (33.03)
        2:41.17 (32.94)     3:14.27 (33.10)
        3:47.17 (32.90)     4:20.36 (33.19)
        4:49.32 (28.96)     5:26.49 (37.17)
        5:59.28 (32.79)     6:32.11 (32.83)
        7:04.79 (32.68)     7:37.39 (32.60)
        8:09.85 (32.46)     8:41.30 (31.45)
  6 Megan Byrnes     20 Unattached        8:31.04    8:44.01T  791  
    r:+0.75  30.99      1:04.43 (33.44)
        1:38.03 (33.60)     2:11.33 (33.30)
        2:44.51 (33.18)     3:17.58 (33.07)
        3:50.77 (33.19)     4:23.75 (32.98)
        4:56.66 (32.91)     5:29.33 (32.67)
        6:02.08 (32.75)     6:34.78 (32.70)
        7:07.52 (32.74)     7:40.13 (32.61)
        8:12.88 (32.75)     8:44.01 (31.13)
  7 Cassy Jernberg   21 Unattached        8:35.48    8:44.23T  790  
    r:+0.69  31.43      1:04.54 (33.11)
        1:38.33 (33.79)     2:11.62 (33.29)
        2:44.97 (33.35)     3:17.65 (32.68)
        3:50.73 (33.08)     4:23.20 (32.47)
        4:55.86 (32.66)     5:28.20 (32.34)
        6:01.20 (33.00)     6:33.57 (32.37)
        7:06.48 (32.91)     7:39.09 (32.61)
        8:12.23 (33.14)     8:44.23 (32.00)
  8 Geena Freriks    22 Kentucky Aquatic  8:43.95    8:48.13   773  
    r:+0.70  30.89      1:03.58 (32.69)
        1:37.33 (33.75)     2:10.42 (33.09)
        2:38.34 (27.92)     3:17.14 (38.80)
        3:50.94 (33.80)     4:23.97 (33.03)
        4:57.53 (33.56)     5:30.55 (33.02)
        6:01.89 (31.34)     6:37.01 (35.12)
        7:04.58 (27.57)     7:43.35 (38.77)
        8:16.62 (33.27)     8:48.13 (31.51)

8 comments

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