Amanda Weir Outlasts Allison Schmitt In 100 Free At USA Nationals

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Photo Courtesy: Peter Bick

Amanda Weir came away with gold in tonight’s 100-meter free final in a close race against Allison Schmitt at USA Nationals. Weir registered a 54.24 to take the crown, just 0.10 ahead of Schmitt’s 54.34. Weir jumped to an early lead against Schmitt and did just enough to hold on for the win.

Weir: 26.41/27.83

Schmitt: 26.65/27.69

The 50-meter free champion Madison Kennedy led the race at the halfway point with a 26.25 out, but faltered to third in 55.02 with a 28.77 second 50. Katie Drabot wound up fourth in 55.19, while Mallory Comerford clocked a 55.26 to take fifth. Felicia Lee put forth a 55.45 for sixth.

Faith Johnson (55.55) and Amanda Kendall (55.63) filled out the final two spots in the championship final.

2015 USA Swimming Long Course Summer Nationals: Live Results – Results