Katie Meili Breaks down First Long Course Swim Since Worlds (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • Pro Swim Series Record: Rebecca Soni, 1:05.57, Charlotte 2011
  1. GOLD: Katie Meili, 1:06.49
  2. SILVER: Rachel Nicol, 1:07.70
  3. BRONZE: Molly Hannis, 1:07.93

National Teamer Molly Hannis broke out to the early lead in 30.99, but World Champs silver medalist Katie Meili blew away the field with her 35.24 on the back half, winning by over a second in 1:06.49. Hannis wound up with the bronze as Rachel Nicol used her closing speed to take the silver. Worlds medalist Melanie Margalis was just off the podium in 4th with her 1:08.39, out-touching Olympic breaststroker Breeja Larson (1:08.56).

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