2013worldsspeedo Jessica Hardy
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 16. TROJAN's Jessica Hardy cleared her season best in the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte as she got under the 1:07 for the first time in 2014.

Hardy clocked a 1:06.86 as she wiped the table with the rest of the field in the event. That lowered her fifth-ranked season best of 1:07.05, but was just off leapfrogging Jessica Vall (1:06.81) for fourth in the world rankings this year.


SwimMAC's Micah Lawrence, more of a 200 breaststroker, showed some speed with a 1:07.58 for second. That moved her to 14th in the world rankings. Another SwimMACer Katie Meili took third in 1:08.77, tying Emily McClellan in the process.

Molly Hannis (1:09.15), Lilly King (1:09.93), Emma Reaney (1:10.52) and Laura Sogar (1:10.56) also did battle in the A final.

Longhorn Gretchen Jaques hit the wall in 1:10.65 to win the B final tonight. SwimMAC's Maija Roses finished second in 1:11.26 with Madisyn Cox finishing third in 1:11.57.

T2's Justin Bowker (1:11.57), Louisville's Andee Cottrell (1:11.75), NBAC's Annie Zhu (1:11.77), LCSC's Miranda Tucker (1:12.23) and FAST's Amanda Lawson (1:12.55) also competed in the consolation heat.

=== Championship ===

1 Jessica Hardy 27 Trojan-CA 1:10.88 1:06.86 NAT
31.43 1:06.86 (35.43)
2 Micah Lawrence 23 SwimMAC Carolina 1:08.41 1:07.58 NAT
32.02 1:07.58 (35.56)
3 Katie Meili 23 SwimMAC Carolina 1:09.87 1:08.77 NAT
32.24 1:08.77 (36.53)
3 Emily McClellan 21 Una J-HK-WI 1:10.10 1:08.77 NAT
32.20 1:08.77 (36.57)
5 Molly Hannis 22 Una TNAQ-SE 1:10.63 1:09.15 NAT
32.11 1:09.15 (37.04)
6 Lilly King 17 Newburgh Sea Cre 1:09.57 1:09.93 NAT
31.96 1:09.93 (37.97)
7 Emma Reaney 21 SwimMAC Carolina 1:10.49 1:10.52 NAT
33.38 1:10.52 (37.14)
8 Laura Sogar 23 Bluefish Swim Cl 1:11.19 1:10.56 NAT
33.08 1:10.56 (37.48)

=== Consolation ===

9 Gretchen Jaques 21 Longhorn Aquatic 1:11.49 1:10.65 NAT
33.27 1:10.65 (37.38)
10 Maija Roses 18 SwimMAC Carolina 1:11.94 1:11.26 NAT
33.40 1:11.26 (37.86)
11 Madisyn Cox 18 Unattached-ST 1:13.03 1:11.57 NAT
34.09 1:11.57 (37.48)
11 Justine Bowker 27 T2 Aquatics-FL 1:12.57 1:11.57 NAT
33.64 1:11.57 (37.93)
13 Andee Cottrell 18 Univ Louisville- 1:12.64 1:11.75
33.92 1:11.75 (37.83)
14 Annie Zhu 19 North Baltimore- 1:12.74 1:11.77
34.21 1:11.77 (37.56)
15 Miranda Tucker 16 Livonia Communit 1:12.58 1:12.23
34.31 1:12.23 (37.92)
16 Amanda Lawson 21 Firestone Akron- 1:12.17 1:12.55
34.22 1:12.55 (38.33)