Comerford Doubles with 4:39 500 FR, 47.0 100 FR to Close SMU Classic

2017 SMU WOMEN’S CLASSIC

  • Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14
  • Westside Aquatic Center
  • Lewisville, Texas
  • Meet Info
  • Live Results

The 24th annual SMU Women’s Classic concluded tonight in Lewisville, Texas. Louisville’s Mallory Comerford continued her win streak on night 2, going up against Michigan All-American Rose Bi in the 500 free. They were far ahead of the field, with Bi going out in 1:50.61 to set the pace on the front half. Comerford trailed by nearly 2 seconds at the half, but rallied to move ahead in the back half of the race. She touched the wall with a winning time of 4:39.24 to Bi’s 4:40.37.

Later in the session, Comerford returned to take on the 100 free. She and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey went head-to-head, flipping just a hundredth apart (22.93 to 22.94) at the 100. Comerford had the back half speed to get it done, though, touching in 47.00 to Haughey’s 47.22. That was a new best time for Haughey, whose previous best was a 47.39 from last season’s NCAA meet.

USC’s Riley Scott completed her sweep of the breaststroke races. After winning last night’s 100 breast handily, she was a full second ahead of the field in tonight’s 200 breast with her 2:08.20. Interestingly, teammate Maggie Aroesty was slightly faster, winning the B final in a personal best 2:08.01. Michigan’s Haughey was 2nd in the B final, breaking 2:10 for the first time with a 2:08.92.

Maddie Wright also reeled in a win for USC, finishing 1st with a 1:54.97 in the 200 fly after running down Louisville’s Grace Oglesby (1:55.05) in the final 50 yards.

Another Trojan All-American, Louise Hansson, picked up a win tonight. She rematched with Michigan’s Clara Smiddy after a close race in last night’s 100 back. Hansson established a big lead at the 100-yard mark with a 54.41 split, holding on to beat Smiddy 1:52.26 to 1:52.52. They battled again in the 200 IM, with Hansson using her front half speed to win it in 1:55.80 to Smiddy’s 1:56.97.

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  1. USC- 331
  2. Louisville- 330.5
  3. Michigan- 322
  4. UCLA- 239.5
  5. Miami- 230
  6. SMU- 209

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dude
4 years ago

she’s such a boss. beautiful swimmer.

swimming
4 years ago

Comerford throwing down some damn fast times… not to overshadow Siobhan Haughey, who’s been a few tenths back of Comerford a few times this weekend, also pretty quick too.

Rachel
4 years ago

There were also some very fast swims in the 200 breast B final, Maggie Aroesty went a 2:08.01 (best time I believe) and Siobhan Haughey went a 2:08.92 (possibly also a best time).

nuotofan
Reply to  Rachel
4 years ago

2.08.92 is certainly a PB for Haughey (previous 2.10.05), but I think that also 47.22 in the 100 yd free is a PB (previous 47.39).
Haughey looking in a solid improving path from last summer (fifth at Worlds in the 200 free final, after swimming PBs in every round) and interesting also in the 200 medley, where she has a strong back-half.

A non-e mouse
4 years ago

USC winning by half a point. Yeesh

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