2018 W. NCAAs: Comerford Breaks 1:40 in 200 Free for #2 All-Time Performance

Torrey Hart
by Torrey Hart 0

March 16th, 2018 News

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

After tying Katie Ledecky for the win in 1:40.36 at the 2017 NCAA Championships, Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will stand alone atop the podium after becoming the second woman ever to break 1:40 in the 200 freestyle.

Comerford split 23.90/25.52/25.13/25.25 for her final time of 1:39.80. Her swim is the #2 performance of all time behind Franklin, and she moves into sole possession of the title of  “#2 performer of all time.”

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey took second in 1:40.69 (23.84/25.71.25.76/25.38), making her the #6 performer of all-time and giving her the 9th-fastest performance of all-time. Stanford’s Simone Manuel was third in 1:41.48 (23.88/25.72/25.62/26.26).

Check out how Comerford’s swim compares to Franklin’s record:

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split 3rd 50 Split 4th 50 Split Final Time
Mallory Comerford (2018)  23.90  25.52 (  25.13  25.25(  1:39.80
Missy Franklin (2015) 22.98 24.76 (47.74) 25.17 26.19 (51.36) 1:39.10

Top 10 All-Time Performances: 200 Freestyle

  1. Missy Franklin 1:39.10
  2. Mallory Comerford 1:39.80
  3. Missy Franklin 1:40.31
  4. Mallory Comerford 1:40.36 (T-3)
  5. Katie Ledecky 1:40.36 (T-3)
  6. Simone Manuel 1:40.37
  7. Katie Ledecky 1:40.50
  8. Allison Schmitt 1:40.62
  9. Siobhan Haughey 1:40.69
  10. Simone Manuel 1:40.70

Top 10 All-Time Performers: 200 Freestyle

  1. Missy Franklin 1:39.10
  2. Mallory Comerford 1:39.80
  3. Katie Ledecky 1:40.36
  4. Simone Manuel 1:40.37
  5. Allison Schmitt 1:40.62
  6. Siobhan Haughey 1:40.69
  7. Megan Romano 1:41.21
  8. Siobhan Haughey 1:41.21
  9. Dana Vollmer 1:41.53
  10. Natalie Coughlin 1:41.66

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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