US Open Women’s 100 Freestyle – FINALS– as reported by swimswam:
Another international 1-2 in the women’s 100 free, but this one came from Australia, as Yolane Kukla won in 54.87 and Kelly Stubbins was 2nd in 55.26. For Kukla, who moved west to train in Perth since the last Olympics, that’s her best time since finding a new training ground: going about a tenth quicker than she was at Australia’s World Championship Trials in April.
The top-finishing American is SwimAtlanta’s Amanda Weir in 55.27, and 2012 American Olympian Lia Neal was 4th in 55.32.
Maddy Schaefer of Stanford and Sarah Denninghoff of Texas were 5th-and-6th, respectively.
Florida’s Natalie Hinds won the B-Final in 55.78 ahead of Tennessee’s/SwimMAC’s Faith Johnson in 55.92, giving Hinds the edge for two of the country’s premier sophomore sprinters.