Lotte Friis Now 6th in World With Super Smooth 800 Free

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NBAC’s Lotte Friis put together a super smooth and consistent women’s 800-meter freestyle to win at the Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte.

Friis cruised her way to an 8:25.07 to win the event, and move up to sixth in the world rankings.

Only Katie Ledecky (8:11.21), Jessica Ashwood (8:21.33), Jazmin Carlin (8:21.58) and Lauren Boyle (8:23.57) have been faster.

Friis’ NBAC teammate Becca Mann took second tonight in 8:28.82, a few seconds off her fifth-ranked season best of 8:24.13 from the BHP Super Series.  But, she demonstrated a warrior’s heart by immediately jumping up to the starting blocks for the 200 IM B final.

Cavalier’s Leah Smith took third out of the early heats with an 8:29.28 to move to 11th in the world rankings.

Ashley Twichell, in her first pool race in 18 months as she’s focused on open water, placed fourth in 8:34.06 for a personal best.

Badgers’ Lindsay Vrooman (8:34.89), NBAC’s Cierra Runge (8:41.12), NCAC’s Madison Homovich (8:47.74) and Tennessee’s Maddy Tegner (8:48.82) rounded out the top eight.


  • Women’s 800 free
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Men’s 1500 free