Amanda Kendall Holds Off Olivia Bray for 100 Fly Winter Nats Title

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Amanda Kendall, a 27-year-old now training at Indiana, put up a lifetime best to take the win in the 100 fly at Winter Nationals. Her time of 57.80 bumped her up to No. 4 in the country this year behind Kelsi DahliaKatie McLaughlin and Kendyl Stewart.

Teenager Olivia Bray of the Virginia Gators put together a very impressive 58.55 to take second, making her the ninth-fastest American this year and the fastest under the age of 18. Torri Huske took third in 59.27.

Dana Vollmer, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and the second-fastest swimmer all-time in the event, took fourth in 59.38. Vollmer has competed sparingly since the 2016 Olympics. She gave birth to her second son in 2017 and has not competed at a Nationals since 2016.

Canadian Rebecca Smith took fifth in 59.42, followed by TAC’s Claire Curzan (59.82), Athens Bulldogs’ Megan Kingsley (1:00.40) and Leah Gingrich (1:00.78).