Ali DeLoof Defends arena Pro Series 100 Back Title in Atlanta

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Women’s 100 Back

Ali DeLoof defended her 100 back title from the Mesa stop of the arena Pro Swim Series with a top showing in Atlanta. DeLoof turned in a final time of 59.96 to be the only athlete beneath the one-minute mark, finishing just off her 2017 world best of 59.43 from Mesa.

Grace Ariola grabbed the silver medal with a final time of 1:00.71, while Claire Adams earned the bronze medal with a 1:01.54.

Hali Flickinger returned from a short break after winning the 200 fly to finish fourth overall with a 1:01.60, just ahead of Erin Voss and her time of 1:02.16.

DeLoof’s two sisters, Catie and Gabby, delivered matching times of 1:02.55 to tie for sixth.

Melissa Postoll was eighth overall with a time of 1:02.80.

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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