2018 W. NCAAs: Ally McHugh Becomes #8 All-Time Performer in 1650

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

After dropping over 15 seconds to win the 2018 Big Ten Championships in 15:43.34, Penn State’s Ally McHugh dropped another 7 seconds to go 15:36.27 Saturday night. Her win at Big Ten’s was Penn State’s first in the 1650 since 1994.

With that swim, she becomes the #8 performer of all-time, knocking Wendy Trott out of the top 10.

McHugh was 4:46.49 at the 500 and 9:30.09 at the 1000-mark.

McHugh took second to Katie Ledecky, who was on pace to break her own American record for much of the race, but fell off to a 15:07.57 finish — the #3 performance of all-time.

Top 10 All-time Performers: Women’s 1650

Place Swimmer Time
1 Katie Ledecky 15:03.31
2 Katie Hoff 15:24.35
3 Leah Smith 15:25.30
4 Brittany MacLean 15:27.84
5 Kate Ziegler 15:29.15
6 Lotte Friis 15:30.84
7 Ashley Twichell 15:35.42
8 Ally McHugh 15:36.27
9 Stephanie Peacock 15:37.06
10 Ashley Neidigh 15:38.35

Top 10 All-time Performances: Women’s 1650

Place Swimmer Time
1 Katie Ledecky 15:03.31
2 Katie Ledecky 15:03.92
3 Katie Ledecky 15:07.57
4 Katie Ledecky 15:07.70
5 Katie Ledecky 15:13.30
6 Katie Ledecky 15:15.17
7 Katie Hoff 15:24.35
8 Leah Smith 15:25.30
9 Brittany MacLean 15:27.84
10 Katie Ledecky 15:28.36

 

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2 Comments on "2018 W. NCAAs: Ally McHugh Becomes #8 All-Time Performer in 1650"

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Middle Atlantic Mom

Congratulations Ally – Great season for you!

Andrea McHugh

Thank you Middle Atlantic Mom for the kind words!
Funny, Swim swam last week had her finishing 7th!

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