Comerford on SMU Classic: “We weren’t really looking for a time” (Video)


  • Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium, Dallas, Texas
  • October 12th-13th, 2018
  • Teams: Louisville, Iowa, Miami SMU, USC, Virginia
  • Results here and on Meet Mobile

Reported by Robert Gibbs.

Unsurprisingly, Comerford cruised to a victory in the 200 free, her signature event, with a winning time of 1:42.79.  Her teammate Arina Openysheva went 1:45.12 in the B-final, while USC’s Tatum Wade went 1:45.55 for 2nd and UVA’s Paige Madden went 1:46.48 for 3rd.

We’ll have to wait a few months to see if Mallory Comerford ends up swimming the 500 again at NCAAs, but she looked sharp enough today with almost six-second win over UVA’s Paige Madden, 4:40.33 to 4:46.06.  USC’s Maddie Wright finished 3rd in 4:50.38.  Continuing the trend we saw yesterday, the 2nd-fastest time overall belonged to Louisville’s Arina Openysheva out of the consolation final, with a 4:45.07.  Virginia’s Morgan Hill was also faster than the official 3rd place time, as she went 4:47.83 also in that B-final.

After the diving break, Comerford competed her sweep of the 100-200-500 freestyles with a 47.57 victory in the 100.  USC’s Ciesla took 2nd in  48.95 as she held off Hill, who touched in 49.19.  Openysheva posted a 48.60 to take the win in the consolation final.

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Fast times at this meet for sure, I attended Saturday. Quick note: the meet location was on the SMU campus in Dallas in the new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium. Check it out:


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