Tuesday, August 26, 2014

USA’s 17 year old Katie Ledecky sets two world records in Pan Pacific Swimming Championship

Former Texas A&M swimmer Cammile Adams
took home the gold medal in the 200-meter
Butterfly at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Photo by Donald Miralle/USA Swimming
Texas natives Cammile Adams, Simone Manuel contribute to medal haul

By Mike Stockman
Staff Correspondent
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (August 26, 2014) Led by Houston native Cammile Adams, Simone Manuel, and Katie Ledecky, the United States came away with two world records, 14 gold medals, 12 silver, and 14 bronze medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Queensland, Australia’s Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from August 21-25, 2014

Katie Ledecky blew away the pool in the 400-meter freestyle and lapped the field in the 1500-meter freestyle on her way to set world records in both. Ledecky, only 17 years old, finished the meet with five Gold medals - four personal events (200, 400, 800, and 1500-meter freestyles) and the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

Former Texas A&M University swimmer, Cammile Adams, from Houston, Texas, won gold in the 200-meter butterfly in an excitingly close race with a time of 2:06.61. The silver medal went to Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi who finished a hair behind with a time of 2:06.68. Third place Katie McLaughlin, from United States was an arm length behind at 2:07.08.

Simone Manuel, from Sugar Land, Texas, received three medals. Simone won a bronze in the 100-meter freestyle and won silver medals on the 4x100-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter medley relay teams. Her lead-off time of 53.25 in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay makes her the second fastest American female swimmer.

Team USA finished the summer schedule winning the Pan Pacific Swimming Championship with a total of 40 medals. The host team Australia finished second with 26 medals. Third went to Japan who won 19 medals.

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