Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 400 IM:
- Pro Swim Series Record: Katinka Hosszu, 4:31.07, Santa Clara 2015
- GOLD: Melanie Margalis, 4:37.43
- SILVER: Madisyn Cox, 4:42.22
- BRONZE: Hannah Moore, 4:47.40
Melanie Margalis rocked a new best time as she put together a dominant 400 IM. Leading from start to finish, Margalis touched in 4:37.43 for the win, clipping her former best off 4:37.84 from 2014. According to the USA Swimming Database, that was also her first sub-4:40 400 IM since summer 2014. She was the only swimmer to clear that barrier tonight, but Madisyn Cox and Hannah Moore each broke 4:50 to round out the podium.
Moore trailed Bethany Galat (4:48.50) after the breast leg, but used her freestyle speed to move ahead for the bronze. Galat held off Evie Pfeifer (4:48.77) and Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo (4:48.82) down the final stretch.