Katinka Hosszu Wins 100 Back in Austin

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the women’s 100-meter back at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Hosszu posted a 59.91 for the win, while Colorado Stars’ Missy Franklin nearly caught her down the stretch with a blazing 30.50 final half with a 1:00.03 for second.

California’s Kathleen Baker, the 50-meter leader with a 29.01, took third overall in 1:00.04.

SwimMAC’s Kirsty Coventry (1:00.36), Missouri’s Hannah Stevens (1:00.51), Stanford’s Maya DiRado (1:00.77), Oakville’s Dominique Bouchard (1:01.11) and California’s Rachel Bootsma (1:01.70) closed out the top eight.

That’s a personal best for DiRado with her first sub-1:01 swim.

Swimming in a surprisingly loaded B final, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom powered her way to a 1:00.49 to win the consolation heat. ┬áCalifornia’s Natalie Coughlin took second in 1:00.61 with California’s Amy Bilquist snaring third in 1:01.02.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hosszu, Katinka  26 HUN               1:00.64      59.91 OLY    
             29.28        59.91 (30.63)
  2 Franklin, Missy  20 Colorado Stars    1:00.22    1:00.03 OLY    
             29.53      1:00.03 (30.50)
  3 Baker, Kathleen  18 Univ California,  1:00.94    1:00.04 OLY    
             29.01      1:00.04 (31.03)
  4 Coventry, Kirst  32 SwimMAC Carolina  1:00.61    1:00.36 OLY    
             29.68      1:00.36 (30.68)
  5 Stevens, Hannah  20 U. of Missouri    1:01.23    1:00.51 OLY    
             29.57      1:00.51 (30.94)
  6 DiRado, Maya     22 Stanford Swimmin  1:01.12    1:00.77 OLY    
             29.88      1:00.77 (30.89)
  7 Bouchard, Domin  24 Oakville          1:00.89    1:01.11 OLY    
             29.93      1:01.11 (31.18)
  8 Bootsma, Rachel  22 Univ California,  1:01.16    1:01.70 OLY    
             29.99      1:01.70 (31.71)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Sjostrom, Sarah  22 Sweden            1:01.76    1:00.49 OLY    
             29.51      1:00.49 (30.98)
 10 Coughlin, Natal  33 California Aquat  1:01.43    1:00.61 OLY    
             29.28      1:00.61 (31.33)
 11 Bilquist, Amy    18 Univ California,  1:01.38    1:01.02 OLY    
             30.18      1:01.02 (30.84)
 12 Snodgrass, Broo  21 Cascade           1:01.70    1:01.30 OLY    
             29.98      1:01.30 (31.32)
 13 Walsh, Alexandr  14 Nashville Aquati  1:01.88    1:01.36 OLY    
             30.04      1:01.36 (31.32)
 14 Gonzalez, Maria  25 Colorado Stars/M  1:02.17    1:01.50 OLY    
             29.91      1:01.50 (31.59)
 15 Lee, Felicia     23 Stanford Swimmin  1:02.34    1:01.98 OLY    
             30.34      1:01.98 (31.64)
 16 Fullalove, Jess  19 Great Britain     1:02.32    1:02.52 OLY    
             30.01      1:02.52 (32.51)
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