Simone Manuel Swims the 3rd-Fastest 100 Fr in History in NCAA Prelims

2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

100 FREESTYLE

  • NCAA record: 46.09 – Simone Manuel (Stanford) – 3/21/2015
  • American record: 46.09 – Simone Manuel (Stanford) – 3/21/2015
  • U.S. Open Record: 46.09 – Simone Manuel (Stanford) – 3/21/2015
  • 2016 NCAA Champion: Olivia Smoliga, Georgia, 46.70
  • Pool: 47.17 Margo Geer

This morning in the prelims of the 100 free at the 2017 NCAA DI Women’s National Championships, Stanford’s Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel put up the third-fastest swim in history with 46.30. She will be the top qualifier going into tonight, after coming in half a second ahead of the field.

You can see the fastest swims in history below:

  1. Simone Manuel (3/21/15): 46.09
  2. Abbey Weitzeil (12/13/14): 46.29
  3. Simone Manuel (3/18/17): 46.30
  4. Simone Manuel (2/25/17): 46.36
  5. Abbey Weitzeil (3/2016) – 46.47
  6. Abbey Weitzeil (3/2016) – 46.52
  7. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (2/2012) – 46.61
  8. Simone Manuel (11/2014) – 46.62
  9. Missy Franklin (3/2015) – 46.66
  10. Simone Manuel (3/2015) – 46.68

Below you can see a split comparison to Manuel’s American record swim from 2015 NCAAs.

Simone Manuel 2015 NCAAs (American record) Simone Manuel 2017 NCAAs (prelims)
22.31  22.44
23.78  23.86
Time: 46.09  46.30

Georgia senior Olivia Smoliga was second with 46.87, followed by Louisville’s 200 national champion Mallory Comerford with 46.89.

With that swim, Comerford becomes the ninth-fastest performer in history.

 

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Simone is angry. That’s her baby event and she wants that 45 too. But more important the win.
But she has a great competition. Abbey is not at her best but Olivia and especially Mallory are on fire. Based on her 200 free progression since ACCs a time around 46 low looks very plausible for the Louisville girl.
Great fight in perspective. I can’t imagine Simone losing but….

this will be the one to watch tonight

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