On-Fire Titmus Lowers Own 400 Free Aussie National Record

2018 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
Day 2 Prelims Recap

17-year-old Ariarne Titmus already put on a show night 1 of these Australian Championships, winning the women’s 200m freestyle in a wicked-fast 1:55.76 and the Tasmanian teen was back it on night 2. Competing in the 400m freestyle, the event in which she finaled in Budapest, Titmus scorched a new personal best mark of 4:02.36 to establish a new Australian national record.

Entering tonight’s race, Titmus’ fastest was the 4:02.86 clocked at the Queensland Championships, a mark that surpassed the previous NR of 4:03.34 held by Jess Ashwood since 2015. Titmus’ 4:02.36 result this evening gives the teen her 2nd national title in as many days, as well as provides a 2nd Commonwealth Games qualifying cut.

Old Record Splits – 57.90/1:01.53/1:01.91/1:01.52 = 4:02.86
New Record Splits – 57.57/1:01.15/1:01.67/1:01.97 = 4:02.36

In tonight’s race Titmus was alone out in front attacking every lap and ultimately touching the wall 5 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. That included Ashwood, who settled for silver tonight in 4:07.73.

With her result, Titmus remains as the #2 swimmer in the world in the event thus far this season, an Aussie among a string of Chinese swimmers filling up most of the top 10 slots in the rankings. The next-closest Commonwealth competitor at the moment is England’s Ellie Faulkner, who holds 8th spot in 4:06.90.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 400 FREE

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
05/17
3.57.94
2Ariarne
TITMUS
AUS4.00.9304/10
3Bingjie
LI
CHN4.01.7509/01
4Jianjiahe
WANG
CHN4.03.1403/03
5Yuhan
ZHANG
CHN4.04.6609/01
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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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