Lilly King Charges To Top Of World Rankings In 100 Breast

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Women’s 100 Breast FINAL:

Short Course American Record holder Lilly King continued her domination of the 100 breaststroke with a strong finish in finals, stopping the clock at a 1:05.20 improving upon her semi-finals time of 1:05.94 and charging to the top of the world rankings.

Hanging right there with King was SwimMAC’s Katie Meili who delivered a 1:06.07 finish for second and a ticket to Rio. Meili’s time moves her up to fourth in the world rankings for 2016.

Finishing third overall was Molly Hannis with a time of 1:06.65 to be the only other athlete under the 1:07 mark.

A scratch from Melanie Margalis put Olympian Breeja Larson back in the mix where she finished fourth, overall, with a 1:07.53.

Andee Cottrell was right on Larson’s heels, stopping the clock at a 1:07.59.

Jessica Hardy (1:07.73), Sarah Haase (1:08.01), and Miranda Tucker (1:08.19) completed the heat.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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