U.S. Long Course Nationals: Two-Sport Star Chloe Sutton Tops 800 Free – Coverage Sponsored by TYR

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IRVINE, California, August 7. THE transformation of Mission Viejo's Chloe Sutton into a legitimate two-sport star in the U.S. is complete. Not only did she qualify to represent the U.S. in the open water 10K earlier this summer, she claimed the top spot in the women's 800 free to prove that she's for real in the pool as well.

Sutton won the distance race by more than three seconds with an 8:24.77. That effort moved her up to fifth in the world. Only Rebecca Adlington (8:21.15), Katie Goldman (8:22.83), Lotte Friis (8:23.76) and Li Xuanxu (8:24.10) have been faster than Sutton this year. The time also whacked plenty of time off Sutton's personal best of 8:27.60 in the event.

FAST's Kate Ziegler continued a resurgent year with a second-place time of 8:28.14. She's already been faster this year with a seventh-ranked 8:25.89 from the Los Angeles Grand Prix, but will have the opportunity to cut more time at Pan Pacs.

Sierra Marlins' Haley Anderson finished third in 8:32.80, while Michigan's Emily Brunemann took fourth in 8:34.25. Stanford's Kelsey Ditto (8:38.59), Terrapins' Chelsea Chenault (8:38.79), Fort Lauderdale's Lauren Driscoll (8:40.49) and Cascade's Amber McDermott (8:42.36) also competed in the finale.

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