Articles by Coleman Hodges

Ledecky: “I almost have that event down to a science” (Video)

To no one’s surprise Katie Ledecky got out ahead from the gun and never looked back, touching the wall in a time of 1:54.84 to become the first woman under 1:55 this year.


Kevin Cordes: “Getting that one back meant a lot” (Video)

Kevin Cordes took off on the second 50, taking over the lead and staying under world record pace through 150m, before taking the win in 2:07.41


Why does national Champ Kelsi Worrell need her Chucks? (Video)

Kelsi Worrell isn’t just sporting her Cardinal Red Converse at the Summer Nats just because they look good… but they do look good.

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Townley Haas: “I have no idea where that 100 came from” (Video)

Townley Haas blew away the field, out very quickly in 50.85 and ultimately touching in 1:45.03 for the decisive win


Lilly King: “It’s embarrassing not making an Olympic final” (Video)

After missing the Olympic final last summer, Lilly King came through with a big swim in the 200 breast, clocking a big best time in 2:21.83


Kathleen Baker: “I’ve gotten stronger and in better shape” (Video)

100 back Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker put on a dominant display in the 200 back final after foregoing the event at Olympic Trials last year


Ryan Murphy: “I’m finally getting to do my dream job” (Video)

The Cal duo of Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley came through as expected tonight, going 1-2 in times of 1:54.30 and 1:54.78


Pace Clark: “Jack said I know how to hurt the most he’s ever seen”

Clark blazed home in 29.47, the fastest in the field, to run down Kalisz and take the second spot in 1:54.58


True Sweetser: “I was ready to rock out” (Video)

On his fifth straight 50 under 30 seconds, Sweetser caught Finke and Ransford with 150m to go and ran away for the win, touching in 14:59.73 to break 15 minutes for the first time in his career.


Leah Smith: “Comparatively, Last summer my taper was on fleek” (Video)

Leah Smith finished 2nd to Ledecky, just as she did in Omaha, with a very strong showing in 8:20.46, just missing her best time from last year of 8:20.18


Hali Flickinger: “I want to lead the charge for our country” (Video)

Hali Flickinger led from the gun and never looked back, coming in at 2:07.60 to become the first American to qualify for the World Championships this year.


Katie Ledecky’s roommates left her the best moving out present (Video)

Katie Ledecky had an eventful night on Day 1 of Nationals, placing 6th in the 100 free before turning around less than an hour later and winning the 800 free to punch her ticket to Budapest

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Jack Conger: “That time was honestly a little slow” (Video)

In a closely contested final, Jack Conger got out ahead at the start and was able to maintain it throughout, holding off hard charges from Pace Clark and Chase Kalisz for the win in 1:54.47


Adrian on National Title: “I feel good…ish” (Video)

Nathan Adrian was less than thrilled with his victorious performance in Indianapolis tonight


Mallory Comerford: “A few years ago I would have said No Way” (Video)

Mallory Comerford blazed to a new US Open record (again) tonight to not only win a national title, but put her on her first Summer World Championships team