Mallory Comerford Becomes 9th-Fastest 100 Freestyler All-Time At 47.00


Louisville’s Mallory Comerford cracked the top 10 all-time in the women’s 100 yard freestyle, going 47.00 in prelims of the ACC Championships.

Comerford is on the cusp of becoming just the 9th swimmer ever to break 47 in the event if she can drop any time in the final tonight. The current top 10 all-time:

Top Female 100 Yard Freestylers All-Time:

  1. Simone Manuel – 46.09
  2. Abbey Weitzeil – 46.29
  3. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace – 46.61
  4. Missy Franklin – 46.66
  5. Olivia Smoliga – 46.70
  6. Natalie Coughlin – 46.84
  7. Lia Neal – 46.84
  8. Margo Geer – 46.86
  9. Mallory Comerford – 47.00
  10. Megan Romano – 47.01

The swim was a solid drop for Comerford, who was 47.36 at the College Challenge back in November. But prior to this season, Comerford’s best had been a 48.31 from the 2016 ACC Championships. That means Comerford has dropped 1.3 seconds over one calendar year in the race, while besting her PR three times. Comerford started the season going 47.89 at the SMU Classic one month before the College Challenge.

Comerford will likely get two 100 freestyles to swim tonight – once individually and once with the Louisville 400 free relay. The Cardinals are currently running third in a tight ACC points battle that could come down to the final relay.

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bobo gigi

Wow. She’s on fire.
She will be quickly a major piece of both US women’s freestyle relays at the international level.


Who will be the 2nd 200M free individual swimmer at worlds? Comerford, Leah Smith or Manuel? Or someone else?


Mallory Comerford barely broke 2 min only twice in her swimming career. Do you expect her to drop 5 sec this season? Only Katinka Hosszu has managed to make such a feat during nine months. If she really does it I will suspect her of unfairness as much as I do it in Hosszu’s case.


yes she should go 1:57 and make the relay? How about Katie M. She justed had a great 2fly swim last weekend


If Katie M is Katie McLaughlin then I fell in love with what she did in Kazan. I would like to see her very much as important contributor to the American 4×200 relay. How realistic such a dream is – hard to say.

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I think there are 13 year old boys who can do that

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