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Meanwhile, out in Irvine, CA, Katie Ledecky adds another national title.
From Swimming World:
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky added another national title in the women’s 800 free to kick off her first finals swim of Nationals, hitting the wall in 8:11.98.
Ledecky pushed the pace early (as she often does), leading the race from start to finish and sitting under world record and U.S. Open record pace at different points throughout the race.
While she was flipped under world record pace at the 200 mark (1:58.24) she had fallen off to just under U.S. Open record pace at the 400 (4:02.29) at the halfway point before fading in the second half of the race. While she was able to keep her splits under 31 seconds through about the 300, she crept up gradually to 31-mids in the second half of the race.
Her season best stands at 8:07.27 from the TYR Pro Series meet from Indianapolis.On NBCSC generally "late" at night, tonight through Sunday. On the weekend, it will be on during the afternoon, 3 p.m. ET, both days on NBC.