Gretchen Walsh beats Junior Pan Pacs Record in 100 Free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

It didn’t take long for the first record of the finals to fall. Gretchen Walsh made sure of that.

The U.S. swimmer won the opening event of the evening, the 100 free, in 54.47, breaking the meet record set by Simone Manuel (54.60) in 2012.

U.S. teammate Lucie Nordmann finished a close second in 54.74, giving the U.S. another 1-2 finish.

Australia went 3-4 behind Eliza King (54.92) and Abbey Webb (55.37).

Japan’s Nagisa Ikemoto was fifth (55.47), followed by Canada’s Maggie MacNeil (55.84) and Ainsley McMurray (55.85) and Ecuador’s Anicka Delgado (57.31).

Event 10  Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle
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     Jr World: W 52.70  08/11/2016Penny Oleksiak, CAN
  Jr. Pan Pac: M 54.60  08/26/2012Simone Manuel, USA
    Name           Year Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 WALSH, Gretchen  03 USA-US-             55.41      54.47M  873    9  
    r:+0.70  26.12        54.47 (28.35)
  2 NORDMANN, Lucie  00 USA-US-             54.99      54.74   860    7  
    r:+0.69  26.38        54.74 (28.36)
  3 KING, Eliza      01 Australia-          55.20      54.92   851    6  
    r:+0.66  26.85        54.92 (28.07)
  4 WEBB, Abbey      01 Australia-          55.94      55.37   831    5  
    r:+0.72  26.92        55.37 (28.45)
  5 IKEMOTO, Nagisa  02 Japan-              55.91      55.47   826    4  
    r:+0.51  27.04        55.47 (28.43)
  6 MACNEIL, Maggie  00 Canada-             56.44      55.84   810    3  
    r:+0.65  27.19        55.84 (28.65)
  7 MCMURRAY, Ainsl  00 Canada-             56.65      55.85   809    2  
    r:+0.71  27.21        55.85 (28.64)
  8 DELGADO, Anicka  02 Ecuador-            56.93      57.31   749    1  
    r:+0.65  27.44        57.31 (29.87)
8 Comments

8 comments

  1. Sandy Drake

    I see Erin Gemmell doing this in the near future.

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    Mary

    Congratulations, Gretchen!!! Go NAC!!!

Author: Daniel D'Addona

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