Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 100 FLY:
- GOLD: Kelsi Dahlia, 58.09
- SILVER: Louise Hansson, 58.62
- BRONZE: Hellen Moffitt, 58.78
Louise Hansson jumped out to the early lead by just a hundredth over Kelsi Dahlia, 27.63 to 27.64, but Dahlia came home faster to win it by over half a second. Notable, Dahlia and Hansson are the 1st and 2nd fastest swimmers in history respectively in the 100 yard fly. Hansson was a 58.12 this morning for a new lifetime best, but was shy of that tonight. Likewise, Hellen Moffitt swam her fastest ever in-season time this morning, but was slightly off in the final to take 3rd. Mallory Comerford was the only other swimmer sub-1:00 in the final at 59.34 for 4th place.
WOMEN’S 50 FLY:
WINNER: KELSI DAHLIA, 25.74
- Round 1 (Quarterfinal): Kelsi Dahlia (26.12), Louise Hansson (26.26), and Farida Osman (26.37), were narrowly separated to make up the top 3. Hellen Moffitt, the 8th fastest American ever, also advanced to the semifinal with a 26.39 as she out-touched Aliena Schmidtke (26.52). Louisville’s Mallory Comerford (26.65) wound up 6th, but will compete later tonight in the 50 free where she’s the 2nd seed.
- Round 2 (Semifinal): Kelsi Dahlia was once again the fastest to the wall as she touched in 26.18, nearly matching her round 1 time. It was a close call into the finish, but NCAA 100 fly champ Farida Osman (26.30) dug in as she swam through the closing meters to out-touch Louise Hansson (26.37) and Hellen Moffitt (26.45).
- Round 3 (Final): Dahlia had a huge advantage with her killer underwaters and never let up, winning with the 6th fastest time in the world this year as she touched in 25.74. That was less than 2 tenths shy of her American Record and a new Pro Swim Series Record, breaking the 25.80 done by Dana Vollmer in 2012. Osman touched in 26.95 for 2nd.