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. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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