Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Hannah Hecht.
Cal’s Natalie Coughlin was longest and fastest off the start. Kathleen Baker was just barely first at the turn in a packed field. In the end, in about the last five strokes, Missy Franklin used her signature finishing speed to surge forward and win the event in 1:00.03. Michigan senior Ali Deloof finished second in 1:00.10, Cal’s Rachel Bootsma vthird in 1:00.25, Coughlin fourth in 1:00.41, Carmel Swim Club’s Claire Adams in 1:00.46, Baker in 1:00.48, and Michigan’s Clara Smiddy in 1:00.49. The top seven swimmers all finished within less than half a second of each other.
Counting on early speed, Brooklyn Snodgrass finished first in the consol final in 1:00.68. Just behind her was Johanna Roas in 1:00.77.