2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – INDIANAPOLIS (#4)
- May 12 – 15, 2021
- IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims: 9 am/Finals 6 pm EST
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Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 1500 FREE TIMED FINAL
- PSS Record: 15:20.48, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2018
Ally McHugh ran down early leader Emma Nordin over the final few hundred meters to ultimately win the fastest heat of the women’s 1500 free in 15:59.54, marking her first time under the 16-minute threshold.
McHugh, 23, came into the meet with a personal best time of 16:02.56, set at the 2018 U.S. Summer Nationals. She now takes over eighth in the world for the 2020-21 season, and is also the second-fastest American behind top-ranked Katie Ledecky.
McHugh notably negative-split the race: out in 8:01.11 at the 750 (with a 8:33.27 800 free split), and then back in 7:58.43.
Nordin, who couldn’t match McHugh’s speed over the last 100, produces a massive best time, chopping almost 10 seconds off her previous PB in 16:01.37 to rank 10th in the world this season. The 21-year-old Sun Devil had previously been 16:11.23 at the Mission Viejo PSS in April. Prior to that her best time was a 16:36.69 from 2019.