American Mallory Comerford Breaks Brazil Trophy Record in 100 Free

2019 BRAZIL TROPHY (FORMERLY MARIA LENK)

American sprinter Mallory Comerford broke the Brazil Trophy/Maria Lenk Championship Record in the women’s 100 free on Wednesday evening in Rio.

Hired by the Minas Tenis club as a mercenary for this year’s meet, she swam a 54.11 in prelims and then a 53.33 in the final. The new Meet Record added 50 bonus points toward her team’s total as Minas Tenis finished the day with a 145-point lead over 2nd-place Pinheiros (and the two pushed well ahead of the rest of the field).

While not a personal best for Comerford (which is 52.59), to break a record at this meet, where teams have a history of bringing in big-time sprint names, is a significant trophy for Comerford. She broke the old meet record of 53.78 that was set by Jeanette Ottesen in 2014.

That is Comerford’s best time outside of a US National Championship or an international championship meet. Her previous fastest in that category was a 53.91 from the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis in 2017. Comerford indicated in both her social media posts and a pre-meet interview with SwimSwam’s Reid Carlson that she was putting in some rest for this week’s racing.

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Hmm...

Surely a lifelong dream….

Observer

What’s YOUR dream and how close are you from making it come true??

Your sarcasm diminishes the dream of hundreds of young swimmers in a country you’re probably too ignorant to know about… so please, keep it to yourself.

Observant

You must be real fun at parties…

Hswimmer

Awesome‼️

googoodoll

Rio is nice place! Cept for a bathroom the Americanos tore up during the Olympico!!!

CROOKED HILLARY

Looked like it needed a remodel anyways 🙂

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