2020 US Open Women: Ashley Twichell, Ally McHugh, Kathleen Baker, Torri Huske Claim Early Wins

Ally McHugh. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The US Open Championships continued across the country in nine venues on Saturday.

The meet is being run virtual because of COVID-19 with times aggregated together to determine a US Open champion in each event.

Here is a look at the top women’s early performances on the East Coast:

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Day 3 results

Women’s 1500 Free

In Greensboro, Ashley Twitchell was first in the 1500 free, touching in 16:18.11.

In Indy, national champion Ally McHugh won the 1500 free in 16:30.40 ahead of Rachel Stege (17:03.93).

In Richmond, Virginia’s Paige Madden won the 1500 free, touching the wall in 16:36.84.

Paige McKenna was second (16:42.15), followed by Virginia’s Madelyn Donohoe (16:51.90).

In Sarasota, Michaela Mattes was first in 16:51.97.


Kathleen Baker. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Women’s 200 Back

In Greensboro, Katharine Berkhoff won the 200 backstroke in 2:10.12, ahead of NC State’s Emma Muzzy (2:14.22).

In Indy’s US Open stop, Kathleen Baker was first in the 200 back, touching the wall in 2:11.38.

Josephine Ramey was second in 2:13.70.

In Richmond, Summer Smith dropped more than three seconds to win the 200 back in 2:12.95.

Smith finished just ahead of Virginia’s Alex Walsh, who finished in 2:13.18. Nova’s Zoe Dixon was third in 2:14.93.

In Sarasota, Emma Weyant won in 2:13.77 ahead of Celina Marquez (2:13.83).


Women’s 100 Free

In Richmond, Torri Huske continued her stellar meet with a win in the 100 free, touching the wall in 54.04.

Virginia’s Kate Douglass was second in 55.24, holding off Erin Gemmell (56.22).

In Greensboro, Claire Curzan won in 54.93, ahead of Egypt’s Farida Osman (55.49).

In Indy, Mallory Comerford was first to the wall in 55.21, finishing ahead of Casey Fanz (56.18), Kristina Paegle (56.22) and Gabby DeLoof (56.60).

In Sarasota, Micayla Cronk was first in 55.97.


Mallory Comerford. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Women’s 200 Breast

In Richmond, Virginia’s Anna Keating touched the wall first in 2:29.38 to finish ahead of Virginia’s Margaret Nelson (2:29.64).

They were the only swimmers to break 2:30 in Richmond.

In Greensboro, Micah Sumrall was first to the wall in 2:30.02 ahead of teammate Rachel Bernhardt (2:31.35).

In Indy, Laura Morley touched firs tin 2:30.27, ahead of Noelle Peplowski (2:30.52).

In Sarasota, Gracie Weyant touched in 2:32.85 ahead of Emma Weyant (2:34.04).


Women’s 200 Fly

In Indy’s US Open stop, Michigan’s Olivia Carter was first to the wall in the 200 butterfly, touching in 2:10.52. Kentucky’s Alena Kraus was second in 2:14.17, ahead of Martina Peroni (2:14.30).


Olivia Carter. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In Greensboro, Charlotte Hook touched the wall in 2:10.90. Bailey Nero was second (2:14.67).

Virginia’s Abigail Harter touched first in Richmond in the 200 fly, winning in 2:13.02.

Nova’s Grace Sheble was second in 2:13.47 ahead of Huske, who just minutes after winning the 100 free, took third in 2:14.03.

In Sarasota, it was Addison Reese who touched first in 2:15.91.