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McHugh Opens PanPacs Wednesday Night

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Aug. 8, 2018

Live Results | Meet Central

– Penn State senior Ally McHugh (Philadelphia, Pa.) and her Team USA teammates will compete in the premier international swimming event of the year for American swimmers, the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Thursday-Sunday (local time) in the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, Japan.

With no Olympics or FINA World Championships this year, “Pan Pacs” are the year’s top competition for Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Northern Marlana Islands, New Zealand, Oman, Palau, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States. The Olympic Channel and will provide one-hour delay coverage of the finals. A cable, satellite or over the top streaming subscription is required for viewing.

McHugh is slated to compete individually in three events.

McHugh, who stunned the swimming world by winning the national championship in the 400-meter individual medley in July, will first compete in that event’s prelims Thursday morning in Japan, which will be Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Eastern Time Zone. Evening finals in Japan will begin at 4 a.m. EDT. McHugh’s championship winning time of 4:34.80 ranks her as the sixth seed in the event.

McHugh will then compete in the 400m freestyle Saturday (locally) with prelims starting in the Eastern Time Zone Friday night at 9 p.m. and finals starting at 4:30 a.m. EDT Saturday morning on the Olympic Channel. She is seeded 15th (4:11.32) in the event.

Lastly, McHugh will round out the meet in the 1500m free Sunday. She earned silver at the Phillips 66 National Championships in the event, and her time of 16:02.56 seeds her sixth. Finals begin at 4 a.m. EDT Sunday.



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