Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).
One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
Swimmers are slated to compete in tonight’s finals of the 100 fly, 200 breast, 100 free, and 400 free.
Several stars headlined tonight’s action, including Olympians Caeleb Dressel, Nathan Adrian, Kelsi Worrell, Tom Shields, Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, and more.
The mid-distance free and back specialist popped a 1:59.75, shaving .82 off of her previous lifetime best.
Though he’s relatively young on the international stage, Florida’s Dressel poses a serious threat in this event, and could knock Adrian or Ervin out of this race in Budapest.
Tonight, swimmers have gathered to compete in the non-Olympic distance freestyle events. The women will be racing in the 1500 meter free, while the men battle in the 800 meter free.
A battle between teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley looms in the 200 back, while veteran Matt Grevers will look to shake things up in the 100 back.
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Bilquist set a Meet Record, winning the 100 back with a 1:01.13 to clear the former mark of 1:01.69 done by Presly Bard in 2010.
It’s not often we see a swimmer dominate the 50 free by close to a full second, but Morozov did just that at this meet.
Why do kids quit swimming? The number one reason: “It’s no longer fun.” Kids would rather do something else. A former coach told me he lost many high school swimmers once they started dating or got a car.
U.S. Olympian Abbey Weitzeil went head-to-head with fellow Cal All-Americans Farida Osman and Amy Bilquist in the 50 free.