Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 100 FREE PRELIMS
- US Open Record: 53.12, Sarah Sjostrom, 2016
- GT Pool Record: 53.75, Simone Manuel, 2017
- Simone Manuel, UN, 53.82
- Sandrine Mainville, HPCO, 54.44
- Mallory Comerford, UOFL, 54.59
Simone Manuel was out first and extended her lead coming home, touching 1st in 53.82, just off her morning swim of 53.75 that was a new pool record. Sandrine Mainville was out just a tenth behind Manuel and managed to hold off the rest of the field for 2nd in 54.44.
Mallory Comerford, Amanda Weir (54.59) and Katie Ledecky (54.69) all had a strong back half but were unable to run down Mainville for 2nd, taking 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
In the B final, Madison Kennedy took the heat win in 55.15 just ahead of Kelsi Worrell (55.27), fresh off her win in the 100 fly.