Maggie MacNeil Blasts World-Leading 100 Fly At Greensboro PSS

2019 USA SWIMMING PRO SWIM SERIES – GREENSBORO

  • November 6th-9th, 2019
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 50m (LCM)
  • Prelims at 9:00AM Eastern Time/Finals at 6:00PM Eastern Time (4:00 Eastern for Wednesday timed finals)
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live Stream
  • Live Results

After cruising to the top seed in the prelims, reigning world champion Maggie MacNeil was over a second faster to win the women’s 100 fly final tonight at the Greensboro Pro Swim Series, clocking a time of 57.64.

That swim puts the 19-year-old first in the world this year, surpassing Russian Arina Surkova‘s 57.78 from the Kazan stop of the FINA World Cup last weekend.

16-year-old Torri Huske was the runner-up to MacNeil in the event, touching in 58.32 to slide into sixth in the world. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu put up what is now the world’s fifth-best time earlier today at the World Cup in Doha.

2019-20 World Rankings (Starting Sept.1)

  1. Maggie MacNeil (CAN), 57.64
  2. Arina Surkova (RUS), 57.78
  3. Zhang Yufei (CHN), 57.82
  4. An Sehyeon (KOR), 58.04
  5. Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 58.19
  6. Torri Huske (USA), 58.32

This long course performance comes on the heels of MacNeil’s incredible 49.57 yards swim at the Michigan Intrasquad meet three weeks ago that was the fourth-fastest in history and is currently the top time in the NCAA by a full 1.55 seconds.

Currently a sophomore with the Wolverines, MacNeil also established a new in-season best time tonight, edging out her 57.66 from the Counsilman Classic in June. Adding to the accolades, the swim was also a new pool record, dipping under Amanda Kendall‘s 57.80 from last year.

The native of London, Ont., has had an unbelievable 2019 calendar year, first having a sensational freshman campaign in Ann Arbor that culminated with a runner-up finish in the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships, and then following up by winning gold at July’s World Championships in the 100 fly.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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