Kendyl Stewart loved breaking the 58 barrier in 100 butterfly – Video Interview

100 Butterfly – 2014 US Nationals

Claire Donahue and Kendyl Stewart were both out fast at the 50, but the race really geared up in the final 25 meters. Felicia Lee started to gain on the leaders, and right at the end, Kendyl Stewart reached in to win her second event of the meet, securing her trip to the Pan Pac championships, with her time of 57.98. Claire Donahue finished second at 58.03, and Felicia Lee was third with her time of 58.14. Katie McLaughlin added a fourth place finish with her time of 59.03. Tina Bechtel finished fifth at 59.05, followed by Kelsi Worrell in sixth at 59.34. Rounding out the top 8 was Gia Dalesandro at 59.35 and Shannon Vreeland at 1:00.00. Amber Carter had a best time to win the B-final of the women’s 100 butterfly with her time of 59.58. Noelle Tarazona finished second with her time of 59.71. Kara Kopsco broke 1:00 for the first time to win the C-final of the women’s 100 butterfly with her time of 59.92.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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