- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian qualified for the American world championship team Tuesday night with each winning signature events at the U.S. National Championships.

Bethesda’s Ledecky easily claimed the women’s 800-meter freestyle title in a time of 8:11.50. The defending Olympic and world champion won by 8.96 seconds over Leah Smith.

Adrian reclaimed the men’s 100 free title in 47.96 seconds, beating Caeleb Dressel by 0.01.

Each winner makes the team. Second-place finishers are likely to be added when the selection process ends.

Mallory Comerford defeated American record-holder Simone Manuel in the women’s 100 free. But it took the world’s third-fastest time of the year, 52.81, to win.

Hali Flickinger and Jack Conger claimed the 200 butterfly titles and True Sweetser won the men’s 1,500 free.

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