Four student-athletes win 15 medals at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Taylor Ruck and Katie Ledecky
Taylor Ruck (left) and Katie Ledecky pose with their medals at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. (Courtesy: Stanford Athletics)

Four Stanford-affiliated swimmers accounted for 15 medals, including four golds, six silver and five bronze, at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo last week.

Psychology major KATIE LEDECKY finished with three golds, a silver and a bronze. She stood atop the podium for the 400-meter freestyle, 800 free and 1,500 free, and was third in the 200 free. The nine-time collegiate All-American was also a member of the silver medal 800 free relay. Ledecky ranks third overall in Pan Pacific competition with seven career individual gold medals.

Communication major SIMONE MANUEL earned the silver in four events, including the 50 free and the 100 free. She was also a member of the second-place 400 free relay and 400 medley relay teams.

Rising junior KATIE DRABOT earned her first Pan Pac medal with a bronze in the 200 butterfly (2:08.40), while rising sophomore BROOKE FORDE just missed the podium in the 400 individual medley – she was 3 seconds behind the bronze with a finish of 4:39.22.

Meanwhile, incoming freshman TAYLOR RUCK set a Canadian record with five Pan Pac medals. The Kelowna, Canada, native won gold in the 200 free, took silver in the 200 backstroke and bronze in the 100 free. In addition, she finished third with her Canadian teammates in the 400 and 800 free relays.

Read the full article on the Stanford Athletics website.