Ledecky Sets New National High School Record In the 200 Freestyle

by Amanda Smith 13

February 08th, 2014 High School, News

Katie Ledecky continues to be on fire. After setting an American record in the 500 freestyle last night, Ledecky took down another national standard at the D.C. Metro High School Championships in the 200 freestyle.

Her time of 1:42.38 broke Dagny Knutson’s time of 1:42.81 that was set in 2008. Ledecky attends Stone Ridge High School, which is classified as a independent (private) school. Ledecky’s swim will stand as a new independent and national high school record, and Knutson’s time will remain the national record for public schools.

Ledecky’s Splits:
25.91 – 25.91
1:16.34 – 26.22
1:42.38 – 26.04

Her time tonight was just off her best of 1:42.03 from December’s USA Swimming. Megan Romano remains as the American record holder with a 1:41.21.

We will post a video of the swim shortly.

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Darn. Tried and failed to embed an image.


Congratulations to a world class athlete and an even better person.


Awesome! She can definitely go the AR.


That Katie can surely do! But she’d better hurry up there as I wouldn’t be to surprised if Missy surpasses Megan’s time @ NCAAs next month…


True dat…..

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Amanda Smith is a former swimmer at both Indiana and USC, where she earned a total of nine All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. Smith, a middle-distance specialist as a swimmer, was also 3-time USC School Record holder, a 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and an Olympic Trials …

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