Melanie Margalis Does Not Know What Happened in the 400 IM (Video)


Reported by Anne Lepesant.


  • American record: 4:31.12, 2008, Katie Hoff
  • U.S. Open record: 4:31.07, 2015, Katinka Hosszu
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 4:38.38, 2006, Katie Hoff


  1. Melanie Margalis (SPA) – 4:37.34
  2. Ally McHugh (WA) – 4:38.09
  3. Emma Weyant (SYS) – 4:39.64

Melanie Margalis of Saint Petersburg Aquatics topped the field in the women’s championship final, coming from behind to win with a new U.S. Open Meet record of 4:37.34. She was in 3rd place after the butterfly and in 8th place at the 200 wall. She pulled to 6th, then 2nd on the two breaststroke 50s, then powered home in 1:01.5 for the fastest time in the world so far this season.

Ally McHugh, who had hovered in 3rd place throughout much of the race, finished second in 4:38.09. 17-year-old Emma Weyant, who had held the lead until the final 100, came in 3rd with 4:39.64.

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