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

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times (SCM): 50 FR - 24.70 100 FR - 53.88 200 FR - 1:56.12 1500 FR - 16:45.97 100 BK - …

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