Lilly King Cranks Out New Pool and Meet Record In 50 Breast; Moves To Second In World Rankings

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Women’s 50 Breast:

Lilly King dashed to a new meet and pool record in the women’s 50 breaststroke. King went head-to-head with this morning’s top seed Katie Meili and the now former pool and meet record holder Alia Atkinson. King posted a final 30.35 to lower Atkinson’s 30.54. King’s time also rocketed her to second in the world rankings for 2016 with only Ruta Meilutyte‘s 30.13 from the Swedish Open ahead of her.

Meili claimed second in finals with a 30.42 just ahead of Atkinson’s 30.77.

Rachel Nicol picked up fourth with a time of 31.31, while Emily McClellan turned in a 31.48 for fifth.

Sixth fell to Daniela Carrilo and her time of 32.48, just ahead of Danielle Herrmann’s 32.70.

Miranda Tucker turned in a 33.06 for eighth.

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