Ali DeLoof Blasts Sub-1:00 100 Back in Indianapolis

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Club Wolverine’s Ali DeLoof swam under 1:00 in the women’s 100 back in Indianapolis, leading wire-to-wire on her way to a 59.82. That time ranks fourth in the world so far in 2017 behind Emily SeebohmKylie Masse and Mie Nielsen, all Olympic finalists in the event.

Great Britain’s Jessica Fullalove finished second in 1:00.29, good for sixth in the world rankings, and Italy’s Federica Pellegrini took a break from her typical freestyle events to swim backstroke, and it paid off with a third-place finish. Pellegrini clocked 1:00.78.

Also getting under 1:01 was 15-year-old Canadian Kayla Sanchez, who touched in 1:00.92. Two more Canadians finished fifth and sixth: Dominique Bouchard (1:01.34) and 200 back winner Hilary Caldwell (1:01.85). Tennessee’s Kira Toussaint took seventh in 1:02.13, just ahead of Newmarket’s Danielle Hanus (1:02.29).

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