Katie Ledecky Swims Routine 3:59 400 Free in Mission Viejo; Yeadon Takes Men’s Race at Callan

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Katie Ledecky continued to make distance swimming look easy as she swam a 3:59.25 in the 400 freestyle on Saturday morning at the TYR Pro Swim Series in April, which is her 20th time under the 4:00 mark. Ledecky finished well in front of the reigning Olympic bronze medalist Leah Smith at 4:06.37, who swam a season best, lowering her 4:07 from March.

Ledecky was challenged on the first 100 as Arizona State’s Emma Nordin was out in a 57.6 compared to Ledecky’s 57.5, and a 1:59.1 on the first 200 – not far off her individual 200 free on Friday where she was a 1:58.9 in finals. But the world record holder took over on the middle 200, splitting under 31 on each 50.

Ledecky was a 1:58.0 halfway and 2:59.3 at the 300, coming home in a 29.3 on the final 50 to get under 4:00 for the 20th time in her career.

Hali Flickinger out-touched Nordin for third at 4:08.05 to Nordin’s 4:08.08 as the latter was a 4:07 last night in the heats.

Joanna Evans finished in fifth (4:09.01) ahead of Tokyo Olympian Haley Anderson (4:11.53).

Cal’s Zach Yeadon and Michigan’s Patrick Callan got in a good race in the men’s 400 with Yeadon coming out on top at 3:51.57 to Callan’s 3:51.81. Jordan Wilimovsky, who won the 800 already at this meet and is already on the Olympic team for the 10K, finished in third at 3:51.95 as he ran out of room on the final 100.

Yeadon is now the second fastest American in 2021 behind Kieran Smith.

Early leader Chris Wieser, who was out first through 300 meters, finished in fourth at 3:53.24 ahead of Mission Viejo’s Will Gallant (3:53.44), who was second in the 800 on Thursday.

 Event 19  Women 400 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 3:56.46  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
     American: A 3:56.46  8/7/2016  Katie Ledecky, USA
    U.S. Open: O 3:57.94  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
     Jr World: J 3:58.37  8/23/2014 Katie Ledecky, USA
     Pro Swim: P 3:57.94  5/17/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimmin
                 4:13.28  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 4:16.89  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Katie Ledecky    24 Nation's Capital  4:01.37    3:59.25        
    r:+0.65  28.04        57.55 (29.51)
        1:27.72 (30.17)     1:58.04 (30.32)
        2:28.73 (30.69)     2:59.39 (30.66)
        3:29.94 (30.55)     3:59.25 (29.31)
  2 Leah Smith       25 Unattached-AZ     4:09.79    4:06.37        
    r:+0.68  28.64        59.04 (30.40)
        1:30.31 (31.27)     2:01.62 (31.31)
        2:33.29 (31.67)     3:04.54 (31.25)
        3:35.88 (31.34)     4:06.37 (30.49)
  3 Hali Flickinger  26 Sun Devil Swimmi  4:11.20    4:08.05        
    r:+0.72  29.23      1:00.42 (31.19)
        1:31.88 (31.46)     2:03.43 (31.55)
        2:34.92 (31.49)     3:06.38 (31.46)
        3:37.63 (31.25)     4:08.05 (30.42)
  4 Emma Nordin      21 Unattached-AZ     4:07.72    4:08.08        
    r:+0.67  28.08        57.64 (29.56)
        1:28.16 (30.52)     1:59.17 (31.01)
        2:31.02 (31.85)     3:03.12 (32.10)
        3:36.02 (32.90)     4:08.08 (32.06)
  5 *Joanna Evans    23 Longhorn Aquatic  4:08.71    4:09.01        
    r:+0.68  28.64        59.24 (30.60)
        1:30.46 (31.22)     2:01.81 (31.35)
        2:33.61 (31.80)     3:05.74 (32.13)
        3:37.87 (32.13)     4:09.01 (31.14)
  6 Haley Anderson   29 Mission Viejo Na  4:09.85    4:11.53        
    r:+0.79  28.92      1:00.42 (31.50)
        1:32.12 (31.70)     2:03.92 (31.80)
        2:35.90 (31.98)     3:08.04 (32.14)
        3:40.10 (32.06)     4:11.53 (31.43)
  7 Ally McHugh      23 Wisconsin Aquati  4:11.18    4:16.13        
    r:+0.82  29.98      1:01.80 (31.82)
        1:34.08 (32.28)     2:06.69 (32.61)
        2:39.07 (32.38)     3:11.63 (32.56)
        3:44.32 (32.69)     4:16.13 (31.81)
  8 Claire Tuggle    16 Santa Maria Swim  4:12.07    4:18.28        
    r:+0.67  29.22      1:01.09 (31.87)
        1:34.01 (32.92)     2:07.20 (33.19)
        2:40.16 (32.96)     3:13.41 (33.25)
        3:46.42 (33.01)     4:18.28 (31.86)
 Event 20  Men 400 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 3:40.07  7/26/2009 Paul Biederman, GER
     American: A 3:42.78  8/10/2008 Larsen Jensen, USA
    U.S. Open: O 3:43.53  6/29/2008 Larsen Jensen, Trojan
     Jr World: J 3:44.60  4/1/2014  Mack Horton, AUS
     Pro Swim: P 3:43.55  2016      Sun Yang
                 3:54.21  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 3:57.29  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Zach Yeadon      21 Unattached-PC     3:51.89    3:51.57        
    r:+0.80  26.75        55.87 (29.12)
        1:25.42 (29.55)     1:54.98 (29.56)
        2:24.77 (29.79)     2:54.47 (29.70)
        3:23.61 (29.14)     3:51.57 (27.96)
  2 Patrick Callan   21 Una CW-MI         3:53.41    3:51.81        
    r:+0.66  26.90        56.17 (29.27)
        1:25.68 (29.51)     1:55.29 (29.61)
        2:24.96 (29.67)     2:54.76 (29.80)
        3:23.84 (29.08)     3:51.81 (27.97)
  3 Jordan Wilimovs  26 KSwim-CA          3:53.33    3:51.95        
    r:+0.62  27.55        56.43 (28.88)
        1:25.82 (29.39)     1:55.37 (29.55)
        2:24.78 (29.41)     2:54.44 (29.66)
        3:23.80 (29.36)     3:51.95 (28.15)
  4 Chris Wieser     25 DART Swimming-SN  3:56.40    3:53.24        
    r:+0.57  26.85        55.34 (28.49)
        1:24.44 (29.10)     1:53.75 (29.31)
        2:22.91 (29.16)     2:52.89 (29.98)
        3:23.73 (30.84)     3:53.24 (29.51)
  5 Will Gallant     19 Mission Viejo Na  3:55.39    3:53.44        
    r:+0.67  27.26        55.96 (28.70)
        1:25.51 (29.55)     1:55.08 (29.57)
        2:24.78 (29.70)     2:54.51 (29.73)
        3:24.52 (30.01)     3:53.44 (28.92)
  6 Mikey Calvillo   20 Indiana Swim Clu  3:55.81    3:57.93        
    r:+0.68  27.74        57.42 (29.68)
        1:27.28 (29.86)     1:57.38 (30.10)
        2:27.57 (30.19)     2:57.79 (30.22)
        3:28.26 (30.47)     3:57.93 (29.67)
  7 *Kushagra RAWAT  21 KSwim-CA          3:57.24    3:59.41        
    r:+0.67  27.49        57.09 (29.60)
        1:26.83 (29.74)     1:57.42 (30.59)
        2:27.70 (30.28)     2:58.35 (30.65)
        3:28.97 (30.62)     3:59.41 (30.44)
  8 Dylan Porges     20 TAC Titans-NC     3:56.52    4:08.48        
    r:+0.71  27.94        57.98 (30.04)
        1:29.40 (31.42)     2:01.48 (32.08)
        2:34.14 (32.66)     3:06.48 (32.34)
        3:38.10 (31.62)     4:08.48 (30.38)

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