Katie Meili Holds Off Alia Atkinson For 100 Breaststroke Crown In Mesa

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Katie Meili held off a charging Alia Atkinson 1:06.49 to 1:06.84 to win the 100 breaststroke tonight in Mesa. That swim moved Meili from 11th in the world this year to sixth. Atkinson who was out of the top 20 and now sits in 13th.

Molly Hannis was off her season best, world’s fourth 1:06.16, with her third place 1:06.95.

Jessica Hardy raced to a 1:07.09 for fourth. Sarah Haase (1:07.53), Hilde Luthersdottir (1:07.86), Melanie Margalis (1:07.97) and Haley Spencer (1:08.69) rounded out the A final.

Breeja Larson topped the B final in a 1:08.61.

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