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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando
WOMEN 100m Freestyle – FINAL
Bahamian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace completed her sprint sweep of the day with a 55.38 in the women’s 100 free. She sprinted out with an aggressive front-half of 26.29 and was able to hold off the field for the victory, with American veteran Amanda Weir placing 2nd in 55.70 and Canadian veteran Victoria Poon placing 3rd in 55.72.
Bucking the trend of youth success in the women’s A-Final at this meet, 4th-place British swimmer Lauren Quigley was the only teenager in the top 8. Alia Atkinson (55.06), Caroline Lemire-Lapierre (56.31), Hannah Riordan (56.67), and Katie Meili (57.22) topped off the A-Final.
The B-Final was a different story, with six out of eight being 18-years or younger, including winner Chloe Tutton (56.61) from Great Britain and runner-up Penelope Oleksiak (56.75) from Canada. Oleksiak is only 14-years old.