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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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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