Lani Pallister Breaks Junior Pan Pacific Record in 1500 Free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

It took until the final women’s event — and the longest one — to get a meet record on the final night of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. It was bound to happen as every other day had at least one meet record.

Australia’s Lani Pallister crushed the field in the 1500 freestyle to win in 16:08.09, breaking the meet record set by Becca Mann of the U.S., who swam a 16:11.98 in 2012.

Pallister finished 16 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Mariah Denigan of the U.S. was second in 16:24.35, while Canada’s Emma O’Croinin was third in 16:28.79.

Lola Mull of the U.S. finished fourth in 16:40.03, followed by Japan’s Aoi Nakamura (16:43.20), Australia’s Chloe Gubecka (16:54.80) and Jacinta Essam (17:01.73) and Canada’s Octavia Lau (17:19.91).

Event 32  Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle
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     Jr World: W 15:28.36  08/24/2014Katie Ledecky, USA
  Jr. Pan Pac: M 16:11.98  08/26/2012Becca MANN, USA
    Name           Year Team                 Seed     Finals  FINA Points
=========================================================================
  1 PALLISTER, Lani  02 Australia-       16:29.40   16:08.09M  873    9  
    r:+0.55  29.01      1:00.56 (31.55)
        1:32.78 (32.22)     2:05.07 (32.29)
        2:37.50 (32.43)     3:10.10 (32.60)
        3:42.41 (32.31)     4:14.65 (32.24)
        4:47.43 (32.78)     5:19.77 (32.34)
        5:52.26 (32.49)     6:24.55 (32.29)
        6:57.23 (32.68)     7:29.62 (32.39)
        8:02.38 (32.76)     8:34.89 (32.51)
        9:07.35 (32.46)     9:39.75 (32.40)
       10:12.14 (32.39)    10:44.31 (32.17)
       11:16.77 (32.46)    11:49.27 (32.50)
       12:21.51 (32.24)    12:53.90 (32.39)
       13:26.57 (32.67)    13:59.18 (32.61)
       14:31.93 (32.75)    15:04.41 (32.48)
       15:37.09 (32.68)    16:08.09 (31.00)
  2 DENIGAN, Mariah  03 USA-US-          16:19.29   16:24.35   831    7  
    r:+0.70  30.53      1:03.32 (32.79)
        1:36.32 (33.00)     2:09.11 (32.79)
        2:42.02 (32.91)     3:14.98 (32.96)
        3:47.67 (32.69)     4:20.34 (32.67)
        4:52.77 (32.43)     5:25.27 (32.50)
        5:57.78 (32.51)     6:30.42 (32.64)
        7:02.88 (32.46)     7:35.45 (32.57)
        8:07.66 (32.21)     8:39.97 (32.31)
        9:12.24 (32.27)     9:44.83 (32.59)
       10:17.27 (32.44)    10:49.88 (32.61)
       11:22.48 (32.60)    11:55.72 (33.24)
       12:28.45 (32.73)    13:01.70 (33.25)
       13:35.20 (33.50)    14:08.96 (33.76)
       14:43.02 (34.06)    15:17.29 (34.27)
       15:51.46 (34.17)    16:24.35 (32.89)
  3 O'CROININ, Emma  03 Canada-          16:35.47   16:28.79   819    6  
             30.45      1:03.78 (33.33)
        1:37.29 (33.51)     2:10.65 (33.36)
        2:43.83 (33.18)     3:17.36 (33.53)
        3:50.63 (33.27)     4:23.88 (33.25)
        4:57.18 (33.30)     5:30.39 (33.21)
        6:03.82 (33.43)     6:37.27 (33.45)
        7:10.18 (32.91)     7:43.24 (33.06)
        8:16.41 (33.17)     8:49.32 (32.91)
        9:22.11 (32.79)     9:55.04 (32.93)
       10:27.85 (32.81)    11:00.73 (32.88)
       11:33.50 (32.77)    12:06.26 (32.76)
       12:38.98 (32.72)    13:11.82 (32.84)
       13:44.57 (32.75)    14:17.55 (32.98)
       14:50.83 (33.28)    15:23.96 (33.13)
       15:57.29 (33.33)    16:28.79 (31.50)
  4 Mull, Lola       02 USA-US-          16:42.60   16:40.03   792    5  
    r:+0.56  30.75      1:04.25 (33.50)
        1:37.87 (33.62)     2:11.52 (33.65)
        2:45.05 (33.53)     3:18.75 (33.70)
        3:52.29 (33.54)     4:26.21 (33.92)
        5:00.01 (33.80)     5:33.89 (33.88)
        6:06.60 (32.71)     6:39.99 (33.39)
        7:13.26 (33.27)     7:46.27 (33.01)
        8:19.23 (32.96)     8:52.10 (32.87)
        9:24.91 (32.81)     9:57.95 (33.04)
       10:31.10 (33.15)    11:04.56 (33.46)
       11:36.93 (32.37)    12:09.88 (32.95)
       12:43.36 (33.48)    13:16.90 (33.54)
       13:50.52 (33.62)    14:23.97 (33.45)
       14:57.48 (33.51)    15:31.13 (33.65)
       16:05.33 (34.20)    16:40.03 (34.70)
  5 NAKAMURA, Aoi    01 Japan-           16:23.71   16:43.20   785    4  
             30.95      1:04.24 (33.29)
        1:38.28 (34.04)     2:11.89 (33.61)
        2:45.62 (33.73)     3:19.26 (33.64)
        3:52.97 (33.71)     4:26.53 (33.56)
        5:00.32 (33.79)     5:33.53 (33.21)
        6:06.84 (33.31)     6:40.11 (33.27)
        7:13.45 (33.34)     7:46.89 (33.44)
        8:20.35 (33.46)     8:53.65 (33.30)
        9:26.96 (33.31)    10:00.68 (33.72)
       10:34.00 (33.32)    11:07.48 (33.48)
       11:40.94 (33.46)    12:14.43 (33.49)
       12:48.14 (33.71)    13:22.04 (33.90)
       13:55.77 (33.73)    14:29.62 (33.85)
       15:03.19 (33.57)    15:37.00 (33.81)
       16:10.65 (33.65)    16:43.20 (32.55)
  6 GUBECKA, Chloe   02 Australia-       16:46.79   16:54.80   758    3  
    r:+0.48  31.29      1:05.33 (34.04)
        1:39.52 (34.19)     2:13.09 (33.57)
        2:46.68 (33.59)     3:20.23 (33.55)
        3:53.71 (33.48)     4:27.10 (33.39)
        5:00.62 (33.52)     5:34.15 (33.53)
        6:07.95 (33.80)     6:41.43 (33.48)
        7:15.08 (33.65)     7:48.75 (33.67)
        8:22.49 (33.74)     8:55.96 (33.47)
        9:29.73 (33.77)    10:03.63 (33.90)
       10:37.48 (33.85)    11:11.53 (34.05)
       11:45.67 (34.14)    12:19.93 (34.26)
       12:54.37 (34.44)    13:28.87 (34.50)
       14:03.31 (34.44)    14:37.75 (34.44)
       15:12.53 (34.78)    15:46.81 (34.28)
       16:21.17 (34.36)    16:54.80 (33.63)
  7 ESSAM, Jacinta   01 Australia-       17:12.90   17:01.73   743  
    r:+0.81  31.18      1:05.03 (33.85)
        1:38.99 (33.96)     2:13.10 (34.11)
        2:47.00 (33.90)     3:20.82 (33.82)
        3:54.66 (33.84)     4:28.46 (33.80)
        5:02.40 (33.94)     5:36.22 (33.82)
        6:10.36 (34.14)     6:44.66 (34.30)
        7:19.02 (34.36)     7:53.09 (34.07)
        8:27.61 (34.52)     9:01.75 (34.14)
        9:36.00 (34.25)    10:10.41 (34.41)
       10:44.93 (34.52)    11:19.09 (34.16)
       11:53.71 (34.62)    12:27.72 (34.01)
       13:02.41 (34.69)    13:37.00 (34.59)
       14:11.91 (34.91)    14:46.20 (34.29)
       15:20.89 (34.69)    15:55.27 (34.38)
       16:29.45 (34.18)    17:01.73 (32.28)
  8 LAU, Octavia     01 Canada-          17:07.84   17:19.91   704    2  
    r:+0.55  30.75      1:04.39 (33.64)
        1:38.49 (34.10)     2:12.45 (33.96)
        2:47.03 (34.58)     3:21.23 (34.20)
        3:56.11 (34.88)     4:30.42 (34.31)
        5:05.07 (34.65)     5:39.12 (34.05)
        6:13.70 (34.58)     6:48.39 (34.69)
        7:23.22 (34.83)     7:58.31 (35.09)
        8:33.68 (35.37)     9:08.94 (35.26)
        9:44.30 (35.36)    10:18.89 (34.59)
       10:54.19 (35.30)    11:28.72 (34.53)
       12:04.13 (35.41)    12:39.07 (34.94)
       13:14.71 (35.64)    13:49.78 (35.07)
       14:25.33 (35.55)    15:00.64 (35.31)
       15:35.88 (35.24)    16:11.19 (35.31)
       16:46.01 (34.82)    17:19.91 (33.90)
10 Comments

10 comments

  1. Tony MacGuinness

    That is the way to sign off a great International meet.
    Congratulations Team Pallister….

  2. Gary Ireland

    Congratulations to an amazing team
    Gi

  3. Trish Chapple

    Great swimming and coaching❤️

  4. Dawn Lee

    Great achievement Lani 👍

  5. Nina Green

    Congrats 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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