Lleyton Plattel Moves to #2 All-Time in 13-14 History in 800 Free

2017 U.S. NATIONALS/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS

Pleasanton Seahawks’ Lleyton Plattel, the youngest competitor in the distance events in Indianapolis, has gone the #2 time in 13-14 history in the 800 free. Winning heat 2 of the men’s 800 this afternoon, Plattel posted an 8:09.74, taking more than seven seconds off of his previous PR.

The 14-year-old was out in 4:03.70, then came home in 4:06.04 for his final time of 8:09.74.

Plattel’s previous best was an 8:16.94 from April of this year. That time had him ranked fourth all-time in the 13-14 age group.

13-14 U.S. BOYS 800 FREE – ALL TIME RANKINGS

  1. Evan Pinion 8:08.75
  2. Lleyton Plattel 8:09.74
  3. Andrew Abruzzo 8:15.84
  4. Michael Phelps 8:16.10
  5. Michael Brinegar 8:17.56

Plattel has had an outstanding few races here in Indy at the 2017 U.S. Worlds Trials. He became the 2nd-fastest swimmer all-time in the 13-14 1500 free on the first day of competition, going a lifetime best 15:35.36 which was within five seconds of Jesse Vassallo’s 13-14 NAG record. Vassallo’s record dates back to 1976.

Plattel now ranks #2 all-time in both the 800 free and 1500 free for the 13-14 age group.

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yardfan

Congratulations Lleyton!

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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