GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle by nearly 14 seconds at the U.S. Winter National Championships to become the first qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials.
Ledecky touched in 8 minutes, 14.40 seconds Wednesday night.
The meet is the opening of the qualification period for the trials.
Ashley Twichell finished second in 8:28.16, and Erica Sullivan took third in 8:29.02.
In the men's 800, Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky won in 7:56.88, finishing 13 seconds ahead of the field. Brennan Gravely was second in 8:09.95, and Ross Dant was third in 8:10.99 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
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