Race Video: Jessica Hardy, Micah Lawrence Tie for 100 Breast Title

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.

A final

B final

C final

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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