Kristel Kobrich, Anton Ipsen Claim 1500 Titles at Columbus Pro Swim Series

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The first night of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series from Columbus, Ohio will feature just seven heats of the men’s and women’s 1500 free. Katie Ledecky is not in attendance after setting a world record in Indianapolis in May. The women’s race will also not be featuring Leah Smith. The top seed is Becca Mann who will be joined in the top seeded heat by Chile’s Kristel Kobrich, Mission Viejo’s Ashley Neidigh and Arizona State’s Cierra Runge.

The men’s race will also feature some good international names with Marcelo Acosta out of El Salvador and the University of Louisville, as well as Anton Ipsen who represents NC State and Denmark. The top American is Zane Grothe who won the 1500 at the last two Pro Swim Series meets.

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Women’s 1500

Chile National Team Member Kristel Kobrich got to the wall first in the women’s 1500 with a time of 16:15.72. Kobrich took command of the race early on and had the victory locked up around the 600 mark. The swim was about four seconds off her season best from the Atlanta stop of this TYR Pro Swim Series and nineteen off her South American record from 2013.

15-year-old Mariah Denigan dropped over fifteen seconds to post a 16:22.50 for second place – the swim is now the top American time for 15 and 16 year olds so far this year. Arizona State’s Cierra Runge swam one of her best 1500s in the last four year with a 16:24.00.

Becca Mann was not far behind in 16:25.59. Previous Pro Swim Series 1500 Champions Ashley Neidigh finished fifth in 16:31.47. She hit her season best of 16:17.43 at the most recent stop in Santa Clara.

Louisville’s Sophie Cattermole (16:34.31), Ohio State Swim Club’s Molly Kowal (16:41.68) and SSTY’s Cassy Jernberg (16:44.08) rounded out the top eight finishers.

 Event 1  Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
=========================================================================
        World: W 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimmin
     American: A 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimmin
    U.S. Open: O 15:20.48  5/16/2018 Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimmin
     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
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA Points
=========================================================================
  1 Kristel Kobrich  32 Chile            16:11.09   16:15.72   853  
    r:+0.81  30.99      1:03.61 (32.62)
        1:36.06 (32.45)     2:08.60 (32.54)
        2:40.92 (32.32)     3:13.58 (32.66)
        3:46.19 (32.61)     4:18.94 (32.75)
        4:51.48 (32.54)     5:24.13 (32.65)
        5:56.56 (32.43)     6:29.23 (32.67)
        7:01.66 (32.43)     7:34.35 (32.69)
        8:06.85 (32.50)     8:39.47 (32.62)
        9:12.07 (32.60)     9:44.59 (32.52)
       10:17.13 (32.54)    10:49.67 (32.54)
       11:22.18 (32.51)    11:54.89 (32.71)
       12:27.41 (32.52)    13:00.10 (32.69)
       13:32.68 (32.58)    14:05.44 (32.76)
       14:38.26 (32.82)    15:11.10 (32.84)
       15:43.80 (32.70)    16:15.72 (31.92)
  2 Mariah Denigan   15 Northern KY Clip 16:37.75   16:22.50   835  
    r:+0.78  31.41      1:04.22 (32.81)
        1:36.19 (31.97)     2:09.93 (33.74)
        2:42.75 (32.82)     3:15.77 (33.02)
        3:48.17 (32.40)     4:21.61 (33.44)
        4:54.41 (32.80)     5:28.62 (34.21)
        6:01.47 (32.85)     6:34.93 (33.46)
        7:07.41 (32.48)     7:40.84 (33.43)
        8:13.74 (32.90)     8:46.47 (32.73)
        9:19.24 (32.77)     9:51.82 (32.58)
       10:24.70 (32.88)    10:57.36 (32.66)
       11:25.41 (28.05)    12:02.83 (37.42)
       12:35.77 (32.94)    13:08.59 (32.82)
       13:41.52 (32.93)    14:13.92 (32.40)
       14:46.73 (32.81)    15:18.81 (32.08)
       15:51.58 (32.77)    16:22.50 (30.92)
  3 Cierra Runge     22 Arizona State Un 16:34.45   16:24.00   831  
    r:+0.82  30.39      1:03.91 (33.52)
        1:37.46 (33.55)     2:11.10 (33.64)
        2:44.51 (33.41)     3:18.22 (33.71)
        3:52.04 (33.82)     4:25.39 (33.35)
        4:58.86 (33.47)     5:32.53 (33.67)
        6:05.66 (33.13)     6:39.23 (33.57)
        7:12.26 (33.03)     7:45.46 (33.20)
        8:18.22 (32.76)     8:51.38 (33.16)
        9:24.03 (32.65)     9:56.92 (32.89)
       10:29.69 (32.77)    11:02.82 (33.13)
       11:35.62 (32.80)    12:08.59 (32.97)
       12:41.23 (32.64)    13:13.99 (32.76)
       13:46.37 (32.38)    14:18.75 (32.38)
       14:50.71 (31.96)    15:22.62 (31.91)
       15:53.74 (31.12)    16:24.00 (30.26)
  4 Becca Mann       20 Una Asu          16:05.42   16:25.59   827  
    r:+0.80  31.42      1:04.55 (33.13)
        1:37.57 (33.02)     2:10.74 (33.17)
        2:43.93 (33.19)     3:17.22 (33.29)
        3:49.88 (32.66)     4:22.78 (32.90)
        4:55.63 (32.85)     5:28.58 (32.95)
        6:01.32 (32.74)     6:34.32 (33.00)
        7:07.29 (32.97)     7:40.25 (32.96)
        8:12.96 (32.71)     8:45.76 (32.80)
        9:18.59 (32.83)     9:51.69 (33.10)
       10:24.62 (32.93)    10:57.61 (32.99)
       11:30.69 (33.08)    12:03.71 (33.02)
       12:36.60 (32.89)    13:09.61 (33.01)
       13:42.50 (32.89)    14:15.58 (33.08)
       14:48.09 (32.51)    15:21.02 (32.93)
       15:53.63 (32.61)    16:25.59 (31.96)
  5 Ashley Neidigh   23 Mission Viejo Na 16:17.43   16:31.47   813  
    r:+0.74  30.86      1:03.87 (33.01)
        1:36.43 (32.56)     2:09.53 (33.10)
        2:42.26 (32.73)     3:16.22 (33.96)
        3:48.77 (32.55)     4:21.87 (33.10)
        4:54.59 (32.72)     5:28.90 (34.31)
        6:00.15 (31.25)     6:34.72 (34.57)
        7:07.73 (33.01)     7:41.33 (33.60)
        8:14.29 (32.96)     8:47.66 (33.37)
        9:20.35 (32.69)     9:53.65 (33.30)
       10:26.73 (33.08)    11:00.07 (33.34)
       11:33.22 (33.15)    12:06.33 (33.11)
       12:39.51 (33.18)    13:12.68 (33.17)
       13:45.19 (32.51)    14:18.03 (32.84)
       14:51.06 (33.03)    15:24.42 (33.36)
       15:58.26 (33.84)    16:31.47 (33.21)
  6 Sophie Cattermo  21 Univ Louisville  16:45.74   16:34.31   806  
    r:+0.69  31.13      1:04.89 (33.76)
        1:38.59 (33.70)     2:12.46 (33.87)
        2:45.85 (33.39)     3:19.57 (33.72)
        3:52.87 (33.30)     4:26.33 (33.46)
        4:59.63 (33.30)     5:33.07 (33.44)
        6:06.13 (33.06)     6:39.30 (33.17)
        7:12.44 (33.14)     7:45.72 (33.28)
        8:18.84 (33.12)     8:51.98 (33.14)
        9:24.98 (33.00)     9:58.07 (33.09)
       10:31.15 (33.08)    11:04.35 (33.20)
       11:37.39 (33.04)    12:10.65 (33.26)
       12:43.79 (33.14)    13:17.06 (33.27)
       13:50.18 (33.12)    14:23.69 (33.51)
       14:56.71 (33.02)    15:30.07 (33.36)
       16:02.61 (32.54)    16:34.31 (31.70)
  7 Molly Kowal      19 Ohio State Swim  16:40.05   16:41.68   788  
    r:+0.88  31.17      1:04.55 (33.38)
        1:38.28 (33.73)     2:12.20 (33.92)
        2:46.06 (33.86)     3:19.73 (33.67)
        3:53.43 (33.70)     4:27.23 (33.80)
        5:00.68 (33.45)     5:34.31 (33.63)
        6:07.62 (33.31)     6:41.25 (33.63)
        7:14.57 (33.32)     7:47.91 (33.34)
        8:21.10 (33.19)     8:54.70 (33.60)
        9:27.94 (33.24)    10:01.24 (33.30)
       10:34.55 (33.31)    11:07.95 (33.40)
       11:41.18 (33.23)    12:14.60 (33.42)
       12:47.99 (33.39)    13:21.57 (33.58)
       13:55.00 (33.43)    14:28.61 (33.61)
       15:01.82 (33.21)    15:35.56 (33.74)
       16:09.13 (33.57)    16:41.68 (32.55)
  8 Cassy Jernberg   20 Schroeder YMCA S 16:29.76   16:44.08   783  
    r:+0.71  31.87      1:05.91 (34.04)
        1:39.65 (33.74)     2:13.76 (34.11)
        2:47.70 (33.94)     3:21.76 (34.06)
        3:55.60 (33.84)     4:29.38 (33.78)
        5:03.21 (33.83)     5:36.86 (33.65)
        6:10.02 (33.16)     6:43.26 (33.24)
        7:16.63 (33.37)     7:49.91 (33.28)
        8:23.37 (33.46)     8:56.71 (33.34)
        9:30.14 (33.43)    10:03.46 (33.32)
       10:36.93 (33.47)    11:10.59 (33.66)
       11:44.09 (33.50)    12:17.31 (33.22)
       12:50.58 (33.27)    13:24.05 (33.47)
       13:57.54 (33.49)    14:31.11 (33.57)
       15:04.55 (33.44)    15:38.13 (33.58)
       16:11.64 (33.51)    16:44.08 (32.44)

Men’s 1500

Wolfpack Elite’s Anton Ipsen dominated the men’s race in a time of 15:07.40. The swim bettered his season best of 15:09.20 from this year’s Charlotte UltraSwim last month. It also moves him up four spots in the world rankings, where he now sits just outside the top twenty.

Pro Swim Series star Zane Grothe was well off the leader as well as his best time of 15:05.31 from the TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis. He was not too far behind Ipsen through around the halfway point, but Ipsen nearly even-split the race going 7:33.28-7:34.12.

Louisville duo Marcelo Acosta (15:32.29) and T.C. Smith (15:54.87) claimed the next two spots. Ohio State Swim Club also had two swimmers in the top eight as Austin Mortimer (16:04.84) took sixth and Spencer Tussing finished eighth (16:12.92). CATS’ Tyler Jones (16:01.73) and Toby Van Dyke (16:10.81) placed fifth and seventh, respectively.

 Event 2  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 14:51.55  4/6/2014  Mack Horton, USA
     Pro Swim: P 14:53.12  2016      Jordan Wilimovsky
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA Points
=========================================================================
  1 Anton Oerskov I  23 Wolfpack Elite   15:05.91   15:07.40   884  
    r:+0.73  27.84        57.69 (29.85)
        1:28.03 (30.34)     1:58.45 (30.42)
        2:28.96 (30.51)     2:59.63 (30.67)
        3:29.93 (30.30)     4:00.70 (30.77)
        4:31.19 (30.49)     5:01.67 (30.48)
        5:31.86 (30.19)     6:02.37 (30.51)
        6:32.80 (30.43)     7:02.99 (30.19)
        7:33.28 (30.29)     8:03.55 (30.27)
        8:33.96 (30.41)     9:04.23 (30.27)
        9:34.50 (30.27)    10:04.89 (30.39)
       10:35.11 (30.22)    11:05.39 (30.28)
       11:35.93 (30.54)    12:06.42 (30.49)
       12:36.99 (30.57)    13:07.58 (30.59)
       13:38.05 (30.47)    14:08.52 (30.47)
       14:38.73 (30.21)    15:07.40 (28.67)
  2 Zane Grothe      26 Mission Viejo Na 15:08.22   15:29.68   822  
    r:+0.68  27.19        56.95 (29.76)
        1:27.46 (30.51)     1:57.92 (30.46)
        2:28.53 (30.61)     2:59.08 (30.55)
        3:27.45 (28.37)     4:00.70 (33.25)
        4:30.70 (30.00)     5:02.51 (31.81)
        5:33.48 (30.97)     6:04.60 (31.12)
        6:35.68 (31.08)     7:06.77 (31.09)
        7:38.02 (31.25)     8:09.15 (31.13)
        8:40.36 (31.21)     9:11.67 (31.31)
        9:43.00 (31.33)    10:14.62 (31.62)
       10:45.86 (31.24)    11:17.12 (31.26)
       11:48.49 (31.37)    12:20.23 (31.74)
       12:51.52 (31.29)    13:23.25 (31.73)
       13:54.73 (31.48)    14:26.45 (31.72)
       14:58.03 (31.58)    15:29.68 (31.65)
  3 Marcelo Acosta   21 Univ Louisville  15:04.79   15:32.29   815  
    r:+0.69  28.23        58.83 (30.60)
        1:29.89 (31.06)     2:00.99 (31.10)
        2:32.02 (31.03)     3:03.00 (30.98)
        3:34.30 (31.30)     4:05.65 (31.35)
        4:36.73 (31.08)     5:07.57 (30.84)
        5:38.08 (30.51)     6:09.16 (31.08)
        6:40.06 (30.90)     7:11.28 (31.22)
        7:42.04 (30.76)     8:13.27 (31.23)
        8:44.72 (31.45)     9:16.15 (31.43)
        9:47.33 (31.18)    10:18.88 (31.55)
       10:48.82 (29.94)    11:21.31 (32.49)
       11:52.54 (31.23)    12:23.99 (31.45)
       12:55.50 (31.51)    13:27.34 (31.84)
       13:59.05 (31.71)    14:30.95 (31.90)
       15:02.08 (31.13)    15:32.29 (30.21)
  4 T.C. Smith       19 Univ Louisville  15:32.24   15:54.87   759  
    r:+0.72  29.21      1:00.41 (31.20)
        1:32.01 (31.60)     2:03.93 (31.92)
        2:35.67 (31.74)     3:07.37 (31.70)
        3:39.38 (32.01)     4:11.30 (31.92)
        4:43.10 (31.80)     5:15.28 (32.18)
        5:47.23 (31.95)     6:19.09 (31.86)
        6:51.18 (32.09)     7:23.12 (31.94)
        7:54.93 (31.81)     8:26.85 (31.92)
        8:58.99 (32.14)     9:30.78 (31.79)
       10:02.69 (31.91)    10:34.90 (32.21)
       11:07.04 (32.14)    11:39.03 (31.99)
       12:11.26 (32.23)    12:43.43 (32.17)
       13:15.61 (32.18)    13:47.85 (32.24)
       14:19.88 (32.03)    14:52.03 (32.15)
       15:23.90 (31.87)    15:54.87 (30.97)
  5 Tyler Jones      21 Bearcat Aquatics 15:54.96   16:01.73   742  
    r:+0.73  29.18      1:00.37 (31.19)
        1:32.20 (31.83)     2:04.19 (31.99)
        2:36.10 (31.91)     3:08.23 (32.13)
        3:40.49 (32.26)     4:12.57 (32.08)
        4:44.60 (32.03)     5:16.56 (31.96)
        5:48.58 (32.02)     6:20.62 (32.04)
        6:53.23 (32.61)     7:25.18 (31.95)
        7:57.60 (32.42)     8:29.66 (32.06)
        9:02.31 (32.65)     9:34.35 (32.04)
       10:07.30 (32.95)    10:39.35 (32.05)
       11:11.98 (32.63)    11:44.29 (32.31)
       12:17.16 (32.87)    12:49.33 (32.17)
       13:22.35 (33.02)    13:54.33 (31.98)
       14:26.93 (32.60)    14:59.04 (32.11)
       15:31.40 (32.36)    16:01.73 (30.33)
  6 Austin Mortimer  22 Ohio State Swim  15:55.38   16:04.84   735  
    r:+0.66  29.45      1:01.49 (32.04)
        1:34.14 (32.65)     2:06.57 (32.43)
        2:39.19 (32.62)     3:11.65 (32.46)
        3:44.38 (32.73)     4:17.21 (32.83)
        4:50.04 (32.83)     5:22.74 (32.70)
        5:55.03 (32.29)     6:27.54 (32.51)
        7:00.10 (32.56)     7:32.68 (32.58)
        8:04.96 (32.28)     8:37.27 (32.31)
        9:09.36 (32.09)     9:41.76 (32.40)
       10:14.27 (32.51)    10:46.44 (32.17)
       11:18.48 (32.04)    11:50.55 (32.07)
       12:22.64 (32.09)    12:54.57 (31.93)
       13:26.56 (31.99)    13:58.56 (32.00)
       14:30.60 (32.04)    15:02.39 (31.79)
       15:34.49 (32.10)    16:04.84 (30.35)
  7 Toby Van Dyke    19 Una Cats         15:16.72Y  16:10.81   722  
    r:+0.64  29.16      1:00.66 (31.50)
        1:32.95 (32.29)     2:05.14 (32.19)
        2:37.80 (32.66)     3:10.03 (32.23)
        3:42.77 (32.74)     4:14.96 (32.19)
        4:47.74 (32.78)     5:20.15 (32.41)
        5:52.87 (32.72)     6:25.38 (32.51)
        6:58.32 (32.94)     7:30.64 (32.32)
        8:03.66 (33.02)     8:36.40 (32.74)
        9:09.68 (33.28)     9:42.57 (32.89)
       10:15.54 (32.97)    10:48.12 (32.58)
       11:21.30 (33.18)    11:53.63 (32.33)
       12:26.51 (32.88)    12:58.95 (32.44)
       13:31.64 (32.69)    14:03.62 (31.98)
       14:36.32 (32.70)    15:08.72 (32.40)
       15:41.41 (32.69)    16:10.81 (29.40)
  8 Spencer Tussing  17 Ohio State Swim  15:28.93Y  16:12.92   717  
    r:+0.73  29.21      1:00.52 (31.31)
        1:33.25 (32.73)     2:05.42 (32.17)
        2:38.05 (32.63)     3:10.29 (32.24)
        3:43.02 (32.73)     4:15.43 (32.41)
        4:48.37 (32.94)     5:20.56 (32.19)
        5:53.45 (32.89)     6:25.73 (32.28)
        6:58.66 (32.93)     7:30.87 (32.21)
        8:03.92 (33.05)     8:36.42 (32.50)
        9:09.78 (33.36)     9:42.51 (32.73)
       10:15.84 (33.33)    10:48.19 (32.35)
       11:20.88 (32.69)    11:53.27 (32.39)
       12:26.41 (33.14)    12:58.94 (32.53)
       13:32.03 (33.09)    14:04.28 (32.25)
       14:37.52 (33.24)    15:09.88 (32.36)
       15:42.77 (32.89)    16:12.92 (30.15)
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