2020 U.S. Open Swimming Championships
Session One – Thursday, November 12
Ladies’s 800m Freestyle
- American file: 8:04.79 8/7/2016 Katie Ledecky
- U.S. Open file: 8:06.68 1/17/2016 Katie Ledecky
- U.S. Open Meet: 8:14.59 12/4/2019 Katie G Ledecky
- U.S. Olympic Trials reduce: 8:48.09
- Bella Sims, SAND – 8:27.01
- Erica Sullivan, SAND – 8:31.38
- Paige Kuwata, SAND – 8:45.15
- Katie Grimes, SAND – 8:47.95
- Abby Dunford, SAND – 8:48.13
- Mattea Sokolow, TSM – 8:53.76
- Abby O’Sullivan, MVN – 8:54.85
- Cathryn Salladin, RMDA – 8:55.50
Within the first warmth, 15-year-old Bella Sims from Sandpipers of Nevada sliced practically 9 seconds off her seed time to change into the Fifth-fastest swimmer of all-time within the 15-16 age group with 8:27.01. Solely Mariah Denigan (8:28.15) has been sooner than 8:30 within the 15-16 age group since Becca Mann went 8:22.45 in 2014.
High-seeded Erica Sullivan completed second in 8:31.38, 5 seconds off her seed time. Sandpipers’ Paige Kuwata (8:45.15, PB by 3), Katie Grimes (8:47.95), and Abby Dunford (8:48.13, PB by 5) have been the following three to the wall. Grimes and Dunford are each 14 years outdated.
Workforce Santa Monica’s Mattea Sokolow, 15, battled it out with Mission Viejo’s Abby O’Sullivan in warmth 2. Sokolow dropped 6.5 seconds to win the warmth with 8:53.76 whereas O’Sullivan clocked a PB of 8:45.84, enhancing her seed time by 8.Three seconds.
Males’s 800m Freestyle
- American file: 7:43.60 7/31/2013 Michael McBroom
- U.S. Open file: 7:44.57 7/29/2018 Zane Grothe
- U.S. Open Meet file: 7:47.27 8/8/2009 Chad La Tourette
- U.S. Olympic Trials reduce: 8:12.99
- Jordan Wilimovsky, KSWM – 8:01.40
- John Gallant, MVN – 8:02.15
- Matthew Chai, FAST – 8:08.21
- Daniel Matheson, SAC – 8:09.08
- Christopher Wieser, DART – 8:10.08
- David Heron, MVN – 8:10.95
- Kieran McNulty, CPSU – 8:14.27
- Luke Hobson, LAKE – 8:16.72
High-seeded Jordan Wilimovsky of KSwim gained warmth 1 over Mission Viejo’s John Gallant, 8:01.40 to eight:02.15. Gallant improved his seed time by over 2 seconds whereas Wilimovsky was off by 11.6. Christopher Wieser of DART edged Mission Viejo’s David Heron for third place, 8:10.08 to eight:10.95.
The second warmth featured a dash to the end between the leaders. Simon Lamar of Fullerton picked up the win over Brice Barrieault from Sandpipers. Lamar’s 8:18.90 was a PB by 1 second, whereas Barrieault improved his seed time by 3.Four seconds to complete with 8:19.13.
Cal Poly’s Kieran McNulty, who was entered with a yards time, took 19.5 seconds off his earlier PB to land a profitable time of 8:14.27 in warmth 3. Second place went to Luke Hobson of Lakeridge Swim Workforce, who dropped 25 seconds to tear a PB of 8:16.72.
The night concluded with an thrilling remaining warmth of males’s 800 free, with Matthew Chai of Fullerton and Daniel Matheson of Scottsdale buying and selling stroke for stroke. Chai hit the wall first, dropping nearly 32 seconds to complete with 8:08.21 and transfer into the top-Three for the night. Matheson took 40 seconds off his earlier PB, stopping the clock at 8:09.08.