Lindsay Vrooman Wins 800 Free Final In Close Race At USA Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Peter Bick

Sometimes the longest events can be decided by some of the closest of margins. Lindsay Vrooman‘s 800-meter free victory tonight was decided by a mere 0.12 seconds. Vrooman clocked an 8:28.13, just ahead Stephanie Peacock at 8:28.25. The two battled closely throughout the entire race and finished first and second despite trailing at the 200-meter mark.

Vrooman: 1:01.82/1:03.68/1:03.79/1:04.33/1:04.21/1:04.02/1:04.15/1:02.13

Peacock: 1:01.26/1:03.83/1:04.45/1:04.41/1:04.25/1:04.25/1:04.13/1:01.67

Sarah Henry (8:29.45) and Sierra Schmidt (8:33.16) tied for the lead after four laps at 2:04.53, but fell to third and fourth, respectively.

Gabrielle Kopenski earned fifth with an 8:35.33, while Maddy Tenger took sixth in 8:40.34. Sarah Gibson (8:43.12) and Joy Field (8:45.90) closed out the championship final.

2015 USA Swimming Long Course Summer Nationals: Live Results – Results

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