Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Braden Keith.
A rejuvinated Natalie Coughlin is in the midst of the best run of swimming she’s had since 2011, and won the women’s 100 free with a 54.24. That’s .06 from where she was in Mesa a month ago, but this time she beat out Arianna Vanderpool in the final (54.31), as compared to Mesa where Coughlin scratched the final and Vanderpool-Wallace got the victory.
Coughlin said that this 100 free would be her focus race for the next 10 months.
After those two, a pair of Canadians occupied the 3rd and 4th place spots, with Chantal Van Landeghem marking 54.65, and Sandrine Mainville finishing in 54.93.
Allison Schmitt won the B-Final in 55.37.