Simone: “I’m a little upset, but technique was better tonight” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • US Open Record: 53.12, Sarah Sjostrom, 2016
  • GT Pool Record: 53.75, Simone Manuel, 2017
  1. Simone Manuel, UN, 53.82
  2. Sandrine Mainville, HPCO, 54.44
  3. 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 ComerfordAmanda 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.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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