2017 U.S. NATIONALS/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS
- Tuesday, June 27th-Saturday, July 1st
- 50-Meter Course
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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Louisville’s Mallory Comerford popped a blistering 52.81 to set a new U.S. Open Record and National Championships Meet Record. In doing so, she out-touched reigning Olympic champion Simone Manuel, who was also under the former U.S. Open Record in 53.05 for 2nd place.
Comerford took down the former U.S. Open Record of 53.12 set by current world leader Sarah Sjostrom at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin. The former Nationals Meet Record stood at a 53.26 done by Comerford in prelims. Before today, it was a 53.28 set by Abbey Weitzeil at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Comerford’s swim was also just .11 shy of the American Record, which was set by Manuel at the Rio Olympics. This is the first time the Americans will ever send 2 women to a major international meet who have lifetime bests below 53 seconds. Comerford is just the 2nd American ever to break the 53 barrier.
Splits Comparison: Women’s 100 Free
|Swimmer||1st 50 Split||2nd 50 Split||Final Time|
|Mallory Comerford (2017 Nationals finals)||25.54||27.27||52.81|
|Mallory Comerford (2017 Nationals prelims)||25.67||27.59||53.26|
|Sarah Sjostrom (2016 Austin PSS)||25.83||27.29||53.12|
Coach Arthur Albiero on Comerford’s Swim:
“We always talk about putting ourselves in the position to ‘shock the world’ and I guess we did that tonight. Tonight was a paradigm shift for our program,” said UofL head coach Arthur Albiero. “What a swim by Mallory and for Kelsi Worrell too. She guaranteed her spot on the relay. We will wait for final selections for Team USA Junior Worlds and Team USA World University Games, but we believe we should have a few more selected.”