Aussie Lani Pallister Destroys Mom’s 30-Year-Old Age Record In 1500 Free

2019 AUSTRALIAN WORLD SWIMMING TRIALS

WOMEN’S 1500 FREE – FINAL

While competing on night 2 of the 2019 Aussie World Swimming Trials, 17-year-old Lani Pallister logged a new personal best in the women’s 1500m freestyle for bronze, establishing a new Australian Age Record in the process.

Entering this meet, Pallister’s personal best in this 1500m event rested at the 16:08.09 she established at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships last year for gold. That outing represented 1 of 3 Junior Pan Pacs titles the Cotton Tree athlete would rack up before all was said and done.

Now 17 years of age, Pallister’s sub-16:07 outing now tops the all-time list for her age in this event, beating out a decades old mark. The previous Age Record for 17-year-olds rested at the 16:10.11 clocked by Janelle Elford in Perth way back in 1987, making Pallister the fastest of her age in over 30 years.

Hunter is actually Pallister’s mom, making this record an extra special one to now hold.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 1500 FREE

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QUADARELLA
07/23
15.40.89
2Katie
Ledecky
USA 15.45.5901/12
3Jianjiahe
WANG
CHN15.46.6903/06
4Sarah
KOHLER
GER15.48.8308/23
5Delfina
PIGNATIELLO
ARG15.51.6806/15
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To boot, young Pallister now enters the season’s world rankings at #6 with her record-breaking performance tonight. Pallister already finished with the bronze in the 400m free here, but still has the 800m free yet to go.

At the Australian Age Championships in April, Pallister went 4-for-4 in national titles, claiming golds across the 200m/400m/800m and 1500m free events. Her time there in Adelaide in the 1500m was 16:16.91.

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David
1 year ago

You do realise that the old record was held by her mother (Janelle Pallister/Elford) who is also her coach, don’t you ?

13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

Janelle is her mom .

SwimswmAUS
Reply to  13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

Agh bugger! Beat me to it!

Joel
Reply to  13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

Was waiting for someone to say this 🙂

Joel
Reply to  Joel
1 year ago

Hunter was the club that Janelle Elford swam for .
In the meantime , could someone from Swimmng Australia please update the boys and girls top 10 rankings and the Australian Age records . They haven’t been updated for 13 months and 9months respectively . It’s just ridiculous now

Torchbearer
1 year ago

Kinda cool breaking your moms record!

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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