Lance Norris Rips Lifetime Best 8:08.28 in 800 Free to Snag Wave II Cut in Cary


  • Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, North Carolina
  • Long Course Meters (50 meters), Prelims/Finals
  • Meet Central
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The TAC Titans Long Course Premier Meet began this evening with timed finals of the 800 free for men and women.

TAC Titans’ Lance Norris put down a big swim to win the men’s 800 free tonight. Out in 4:03.61 and back in a 4:04, Norris swam a lifetime best of 8:08.28 to slash over two seconds off of his best coming into the meet.

He was 28.99 coming down the final 50, pushing and getting well under the 8:10 mark. He easily went past the Olympic Trials Wave I cut of 8:12.99 for the first time, his old best an 8:15.46, while he also finished ahead of the Wave II cut of 8:08.95.

That’s Norris’s first Wave II cut; he already has Wave I cuts in the 1500 free and 200 back, but he now has the chance to race at the Wave II meet.

In the women’s race, UVA commit Caroline Pennington of the TAC Titans opened things up with a victory, going 8:42.02 and coming just over a second off of her lifetime best. Wisconsin commit Paige McKenna of NCAP clocked an 8:48.96 for second, and they were the only two swimmers under 8:50.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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