Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 9.
It’s a TIE! Trojan’s Jessica Hardy and SwimMAC’s Micah Lawrence turned in a pair of sizzling swims with times of 1:06.51. The two are now tied for sixth in the world rankings, with both improving on 1:06s as Hardy was seventh with a 1:06.86 and Lawrence had a 1:06.97 season best.
Aggie’s Breeja Larson had to turn on the jets down the stretch as she took third in 1:06.73. That swim pushed her up to eighth in the world rankings and could give Team USA a striking threesome headed to Pan Pacs if the team winds up taking the top three.
SwimMAC’s Emma Reaney, the American record holder in the 200-yard breaststroke, missed a chance for the team with a fourth-place 1:06.74 to take ninth in the world, while her teammate Katie Meili earned fifth in 1:07.44.
Newburgh’s Lilly King (1:08.22), Tennessee’s Molly Hannis (1:08.82) and Louisville’s Andee Cottrell (1:09.10) also competed in the finale.
Alabama’s Kaylin Burchell put up a 1:08.65 to win the B final, while Stanford’s Katie Olsen finished second in 1:08.80. Emily McClellan wound up third in 1:08.91.
Bethany Galat tops C final in 1:09.17. Roadrunner’s Jorie Caneta took second in 1:09.41 with Aquajet’s Olivia Anderson earning third in 1:09.43.