Rule takes fourth in 500 free at Y Nationals: Y swimmer breaks state record
Rule, 14, broke the 14-and-under Virginia state record in the 500 free with her time of 4:48.23, shaving .86 second off the previous state record time.
Rule was the youngest competitor in the A Final at the national meet, which was won by Taylor Katz, 16, of Sarasota, Fla., in a time of 4:43.64.
Rule had to rally in the final 50 yards to break the state-record time. Her split of 27.75 was her second-fastest 50 yards of the race.