Leah Smith Holds Off Allison Schmitt in 200 Free in Mesa

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It was a heavily anticipated race as 2012 Olympic Champion Allison Schmitt was making her return to swimming tonight at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mesa. Schmitt had an impressive swim in her first meet back as she was second to World Championship finalist Leah Smith in the 200 free final. Smith won the final with a 1:59.12 and Schmitt was second at 1:59.57, just ahead of Melanie Margalis (1:59.58).

Smith was sixth in the 200 free in Budapest so this is a very impressive early swim for Schmitt, who has not swum a race at a big meet since she won gold in the 4×200 free relay in Rio in 2016.

Hali Flickinger (2:00.75), Cierra Runge (2:01.21), Leonie Kullmann (2:01.24), Mallory Comerford (2:02.72) and Margo Geer (2:04.12) also swam in the A-final.

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  1. Bobbi Vasquez

    Allison just came back she is doing awesome!

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