Race Video: Audrey Lacroix wins 100 Butterfly, Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

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WOMEN’S 100 Butterfly

Canada’s Audrey Lacroix held onto her top seed, rushing into a 100 fly title with a 59.62. Lacroix was extremely patient with her swim. One lane over, SwimMAC’s sprint freestyle power Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace raced out to a lead of more than one second at the 50 mark, and Lacroix actually sat third at that point.

But the Canadian roared back in 30.87, the fastest second-half split by more than a second, and finished with more than a second’s lead on Vanderpool-Wallace. The Bahamian Olympian was 1:00.71 for second place.

Britain’s Lauren Quigley put up a 1:00.89 to take the final prize money-earning position. Following her was 15-year-old Courtney Harnish, swimming in her second A final of the night. Harnish went 1:01.54, beating Canadian 16-year-old Emma Ball (1:01.62).

Another 16-year-old, Kelsey Drake, was sixth in 1:02.27 with Great Britain’s 15-year-old Amelia Clynes behind her (1:02.48). Closing out the field was Club Seminole veteran Svetlana Khaklova in 1:02.85.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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