Mallory Comerford Becomes 6th Fastest U.S. Performer In SCM 200 Free


American Mallory Comerford had a blistering swim out of heat 9 of the women’s 200 free at the World Championships in Windsor this morning, clocking a time of 1:53.71 to win the heat. She beat out top seed and former Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini in the process, who was just behind in 1:54.10. Comerford qualified 2nd overall for finals behind only Katinka Hosszu, who was 1:53.07 in heat 8.

That time makes her the 6th fastest US performer in history, moving past the likes of Shannon Vreeland and Katie Ledecky. Here’s a look at the current top ten rankings:

  1. Allison Schmitt, 1:51.67
  2. Missy Franklin, 1:52.74
  3. Katie Hoff, 1:52.91
  4. Dagny Knutson, 1:53.59
  5. Dana Vollmer, 1:53.67
  6. Mallory Comerford, 1:53.71
  7. Shannon Vreeland, 1:53.81
  8. Katie Ledecky, 1:53.83
  9. Lindsay Mintenko, 1:54.04
  10. Katie Drabot, 1:54.23

Leah Smith was the other American in this event, clocking 1:54.93 for 7th and a spot in the final tonight.

This is Comerford’s only individual event for the week, but we can be sure we’ll see her on a few American relays after this performance.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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