Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
WOMEN’S 50M FREESTYLE
Top seed: Madison Kennedy (24.45)
World record: 23.73 – Britta Steffen (Germany)
American record: 24.07 – Dara Torres
U.S Open record: 24.13 – Cate Campbell (Australia)
U.S Nationals record: 24.25 – Dara Torres
JR World record: 24.74 – Rikako Ikee (Japan)
2012 Winning Time: 24.50 – Jessica Hardy
Top seed Madison Kennedy will be going into the semifinals as the top seed after dropping a 24.52 int he final heat of the women’s 50m freestyle. Kennedy was well ahead of her heat.
Second was Simone Manuel who raced 100m freestyle champion Abbey Weitzeil in the second last heat. Weitzeil had the lead, but Manuel began to close in on it as they both reached for the wall. Manuel had the magic touch, winning the heat in 24.57 compared to Weitzeil’s 24.58.
100m backstroke champion Olivia Smoliga is the fourth seed after putting up a 24.78.
Both Dana Vollmer and Kelsi Worrell made the semifinal in the sixth and eighth spots respectively.
Of the top sixteen, eight swimmers are already on the Olympic roster.
- Madison Kennedy (24.52)
- Simone Manuel (24.57)
- Abbey Weitzeil (24.58)
- Olivia Smoliga (24.78)
- Katrina Konopka (24.90)
- Dana Vollmer (24.96)
- Ivy Martin (25.05)
- Kelsi Worrell (25.12)
- Amanda Weir (25.15)
- Lia Neal (25.16)
- Maddie Locus (25.27)
- Katie Meili (25.37)
- Anika Apostalon (25.43)
- Taylor Schick (25.48)
- Caitlin Cooper (25.51)
- Anya Goeders (25.53)
For official results click here.