Comerford Posts 1:41.7 200 Free, 50.7 100 Fly Split at 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 kicked off tonight in Lewisville, Texas. Several nation-leading swims came on night 1 of the 2-day event. One of those top times came from Louisville’s NCAA champion Mallory Comerford. In her signature 200 free, Comerford went up against Michigan All-American Siobhan Haughey. They were narrowly separated at the 100, with Comerford flipping ahead in 50.48 to Haughey’s 50.66. She took off on the back half, extending her lead for the win in 1:41.70 to Haughey’s 1:42.44.

Comerford and Haughey also had explosive relay splits on the 400 medley relay. While she typically swims the freestyle leg, she took over the fly leg this time, posting a 50.73 to give them a huge lead. She teamed up with Alina Kendzior (52.60 back), Mariia Astashkina (1:00.52 breast), and Lainey Visscher (48.80 free) for the win in 3:32.65. Haughey, on the other hand, blazed to a 46.76 split to anchor for the runner-up Wolverines.

The USC women had a big night, winning 4 of the 6 individual races. Their freshman contingent picked up a pair of titles, as Marta Cielsa touches 1st in the 50 free (22.63) and Maggie Aroesty took on the 400 IM (4:10.18). Junior Riley Scott was the only woman to break 1:00 in the 100 breast, finishing about half a second shy of her best time with a 59.56.

Trojan All-American Louise Hansson contributed to USC’s win total with a 51.56 in the 100 fly, finishing over a second ahead of Louisville’s Grace Oglesby (52.66). Hansson wasted no time resting between events, as she jumped right back in for the 100 back immediately afterwards. She took the early lead, flipping in 25.56, but Michigan’s Clara Smiddy was able to run her down, touching in 52.55 to give the Wolverines their first win of the night. Hansson came up just short with a 52.79 for 2nd place.

Michigan also took the win in the 800 free relay. Despite a 1:43.33 leadoff from Comerford and a 1:45.80 on the 2nd leg from Arina Openysheva for Louisville, they weren’t able to hold off the Wolverines. The team of Gabby Deloof (1:45.21 leadoff), Catie Deloof (1:45.47), Rose Bi (1:45.67), and Haughey (1:44.36) finished in 7:00.71.

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1:

  1. USC- 168
  2. Louisville- 163.5
  3. Michigan- 161
  4. UCLA- 129.5
  5. Miami- 109
  6. SMU- 106

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Swimnerd

Siobhan keeping her form from this past summer at WUGS. Crazy splits

swim coach

she was suited up most likely wont drop any more time

Dudeman

for a “swim coach” you seem to lack any understanding of swimming and how the season works

Hannah

She suited up for this meet last year and went a 1:43.13 200 free, a 47.89 100 free and a 4:37.64 500 free. She dropped almost 3 seconds off her 200, a second off her 500, and a second and a half off her 100 by NCAAs. I agree with PACFAN she could be on track for a 1:39.

PACFAN

From OCTOBER to March? haha yeah right, she could have tapered for this completely and I would still bet she would drop another second at NCAAs.
#139

nuotofan

Astonishing that some people (Pacfan and thumbs up and down) thought that Swim Coach’s comment was serious..

Taa

Big finish by MC. Definitely didn’t like getting beat last week

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