Ledecky: “I feel really good about the work I’ve put in” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


American distance star Katie Ledecky earned her 4th victory of the weekend for the Stanford Cardinal when she stepped up to the plate for the 1650 free. Ledecky was ready to throw down something special as she chased her own American Record. She took care of business in dominating fashion, breaking the record with a 15:03.31 to win by nearly a minute. Hawaii’s Phoebe Hines trailed in 15:57.76, while Stanford’s Leah Stevens took 3rd in 16:05.47. Both Hines and Stevens are likely to make the NCAA meet with those times, as it took a 16:16.41 to make it last season.

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She’ll be ready to go next summer.

Coach Mike 1952

She’s back! (not that she was ever really gone, just had a less than ultra spectacular summer season, which we had all gotten accustomed to, breaking records right & left, any time of year).

Coach Mike 1952

Also believe we may see the first sub 15 1650 free too


Good news and her dominant 1650 is a sign of good things to come. Honestly after last spring/summer I am concerned about her program at Stanford, as this was the first year she did not improve except in the 500. We’ll see how it goes.

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