Katie Ledecky Breaks American Record in 1650 Free on Day 3 of Art Adamson Invite (Race Videos)

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The third and final day of the Art Adamson Invitational and Katie Ledecky had her best performance ever in the 1650 yard freestyle where she broke her own American record in which she set almost a year ago to the day.

Katie continues to rewrite the record books as she lowered her own time in the 1650 free down to 15:03.31, which is 0.61 seconds faster than her previous record from the Ohio State Invitational she set last year on November 20.

This is the fourth time Katie has reset the American record in this event. She also lowered the Texas A&M pool record substantially from 15:45.49 set in 2009, the 1000 yard pool record and she even broke the Texas A&M Men’s team record in the 1650 free which is at 15:03.38.

Katie won the race by more than 54 seconds. Second place finished in 15:57.76. She now holds the top five performances all time in this event.

Much to my disappointment, this race was not aired on SEC Network+. If any video of the race surfaces, this post will be updated.

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 Event 31  Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
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 TAMU Pool Re: # 15:45.49  3/21/2009 Wendy Trott, UGA
         AMER: ! 15:03.92  11/20/2016Katie Ledecky, STAN
                 15:53.50  A
                 16:30.59  B
    Name           Year School               Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Katie Ledecky    SO Stanford          9:18.00   15:03.31!A       20  
    r:+0.71  25.96        53.46 (27.50)
        1:21.39 (27.93)     1:49.32 (27.93)
        2:17.27 (27.95)     2:45.10 (27.83)
        3:12.99 (27.89)     3:40.76 (27.77)
        4:08.54 (27.78)     4:36.35 (27.81)
        5:03.81 (27.46)     5:31.30 (27.49)
        5:58.94 (27.64)     6:26.28 (27.34)
        6:53.60 (27.32)     7:20.72 (27.12)
        7:47.98 (27.26)     8:15.04 (27.06)
        8:42.18 (27.14)     9:09.34 (27.16)
        9:36.52 (27.18)    10:03.68 (27.16)
       10:30.97 (27.29)    10:58.42 (27.45)
       11:25.92 (27.50)    11:53.48 (27.56)
       12:20.91 (27.43)    12:48.43 (27.52)
       13:15.94 (27.51)    13:43.34 (27.40)
       14:10.79 (27.45)    14:37.64 (26.85)    15:03.31 (25.67)

This record breaking swim comes just a day after Katie won both races in a 400 IM/200 Free double.

Katie also swam in the 200 backstroke prelims this morning finishing in 8th place with a time of 1:56.44 but did not swim in the evening final.

In the final event of the night, the 400 free relay, Katie was apart of the Stanford ‘A’ team which took first place with a time of 3:11.59. Ledecky’s 100m split was a 47.77, the fastest on her team and second fastest in the field.


Event 41  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
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 TAMU Pool Re: # 3:09.88  3/21/2009 California, CAL
                          Wilson, Jensen, Dagg, Vollmer
                 3:15.43  QUAL
                 3:16.93  PROV
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Stanford  'A'                 3:21.77    3:11.59 QUAL    40  
     1) Janet Hu SR                   2) r:+0.24 Katie Ledecky SO     
     3) r:+0.27 Ella Eastin JR        4) r:+0.42 Lauren Pitzer FR     
    r:+0.62  22.85        47.79 (47.79)
        1:10.72 (22.93)     1:35.56 (47.77)
        1:58.60 (23.04)     2:23.65 (48.09)
        2:46.56 (22.91)     3:11.59 (47.94)
  2 Texas A&M  'A'                3:11.91    3:14.38 QUAL    34  
     1) Katie Portz SO                2) r:+0.32 Claire Rasmus JR     
     3) r:+0.25 Kristin Malone SR     4) r:+0.25 Beryl Gastaldello SR 
    r:+0.69  23.65        49.21 (49.21)
        1:12.81 (23.60)     1:38.13 (48.92)
        2:01.68 (23.55)     2:27.01 (48.88)
        2:49.69 (22.68)     3:14.38 (47.37)
  3 Stanford  'B'                 3:24.00    3:17.13         32  
     1) Lauren Green FR               2) r:+0.12 Lindsey Engel SR     
     3) r:+0.50 Katie Drabot SO       4) r:+0.12 Alex Meyers SR       
    r:+0.69  23.97        49.57 (49.57)
        1:12.61 (23.04)     1:38.49 (48.92)
        2:02.29 (23.80)     2:27.89 (49.40)
        2:51.22 (23.33)     3:17.13 (49.24)
  4 Texas A&M  'B'                3:15.91    3:18.23         30  
     1) McKenna DeBever JR            2) r:+0.19 Golf Sapianchai SO   
     3) r:+0.40 Sydney Pickrem JR     4) r:+0.23 Jing Quah FR         
    r:+0.75  24.27        50.09 (50.09)
        1:13.47 (23.38)     1:39.25 (49.16)
        2:03.41 (24.16)     2:29.15 (49.90)
        2:52.67 (23.52)     3:18.23 (49.08)
  5 Arizona State  'A'            3:24.33    3:18.71         28  
     1) Katherine Wagner SO           2) r:+0.36 Claire Fisch SO      
     3) r:+0.27 Emma Nordin FR        4) r:+0.33 Marlies Ross JR      
    r:+0.72  24.10        50.21 (50.21)
        1:13.40 (23.19)     1:39.81 (49.60)
        2:03.64 (23.83)     2:29.94 (50.13)
        2:53.30 (23.36)     3:18.71 (48.77)
  6 Hawaii  'A'                   3:27.08    3:19.07         26  
     1) Franziska Weidner SR          2) r:+0.42 Bryndis Hansen JR    
     3) r:+0.13 Anna Kotonen FR       4) r:+0.31 Taylor Thorsen SR    
    r:+0.73  23.64        48.89 (48.89)
        1:12.62 (23.73)     1:38.87 (49.98)
        2:02.51 (23.64)     2:28.52 (49.65)
        2:52.45 (23.93)     3:19.07 (50.55)
  7 Boise State  'A'              3:24.29    3:20.26         24  
     1) Ally Kleinsorgen JR           2) r:+0.35 Abbey Sorensen JR    
     3) r:+0.25 Emmie Jennings SO     4) r:+0.47 Cody Evans JR        
    r:+0.75  24.09        50.17 (50.17)
        1:13.48 (23.31)     1:40.02 (49.85)
        2:03.77 (23.75)     2:30.15 (50.13)
        2:54.29 (24.14)     3:20.26 (50.11)
  8 Texas A&M  'C'                3:19.91    3:20.90         22  
     1) Raena Eldridge SO             2) r:+0.33 Sara Metzsch SO      
     3) r:+0.23 Lisa Bratton SR       4) r:+0.32 Bethany Galat SR     
    r:+0.68  24.49        50.63 (50.63)
        1:14.68 (24.05)     1:40.83 (50.20)
        2:04.47 (23.64)     2:30.49 (49.66)
        2:54.73 (24.24)     3:20.90 (50.41)

Here are the final team standings for the 3-day meet:

  1. Texas A&M University           1273.5   2. Stanford University              1053
  3. Arizona State University          375   4. Arkansas, University of, Fayet    281
  5. University of Hawaii              262   6. Utah, University of               255
  7. Louisiana State University        224   8. Boise State University            209
  9. Southern Methodist University    86.5  10. University of Incarnate Word       11

To see full results for all events, click here.

Here is what Katie had to say after her performances at this meet


This was the fall finale for Stanford as they head into a two month break before resuming action against Arizona on January 19.

Next up for Katie are the Golden Goggle Awards which are held tomorrow night in Los Angeles at 6PM PT.

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