2016 SMU WOMEN’S CLASSIC
- Hosted by Southern Methodist University
- Friday, October 14th – Saturday, October 15th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
FINAL TEAM SCORES:
- Michigan- 325
- Louisville- 324
- USC- 303
- UCLA- 266.5
- SMU- 237
- Miami- 184.5
On Day 2 of the SMU Women’s Classic, the Michigan Wolverines closed out the meet with an extremely close win over the Louisville Cardinals, with the 2 teams separated by just 1 point. All-Americans Rose Bi and Mallory Comerford battled it out for their teams in the 500 free, finishing within hundredths of each other. At the touch, it was Michigan’s Bi who got her hand on the wall first in 4:37.62, just ahead of Louisville’s Comerford (4:37.64).
Later in the session, Comerford returned to the pool for the 100 free, posting the only sub-48 time of the field. Her winning time of 47.89 was a new personal best, lowering her 48.31 from last season’s ACC Championship meet.
Comerford’s teammate Andee Cottrell completed her sweep of the breaststroke events at this meet, this time taking 1st place in the 200 breast. Cottrell was neck-and-neck with USC’s Kirsten Vose as they turned for the final 50, but made a final 50 charge to win the race in 2:08.74 to Vose’s 2:08.94.
USC freshman Louise Hansson continued to impress, winning the 200 IM by over 3 seconds. Hansson jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, touching the wall in 1:55.95.