Mallory Comerford Becomes Only Second Swimmer To Break 1:40 In 200 Free

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This year she didn’t need a tie to win. Louisville junior Mallory Comerford successfully defended her 200 free title she tied with Stanford’s Katie Ledecky. Comerford also became only the second swimmer to break 1:40 in the 200 free as she swam a 1:39.80.

Comerford sits second all-time behind Missy Franklin who swam a 1:39.10 in 2015. Franklin is also the last person to successfully defend the 200 free title.

Comerford had pressure early on from Siobhan Haughey of Michigan and Simone Manuel of Stanford as Haughey was second at 1:40.69 and Manuel was third at 1:41.48.

Stanford’s Katie Drabot (1:43.20), Cal’s Robin Neummann (1:43.54), Texas A&M’s Claire Rasmus (1:43.65), Virginia’s Megan Moroney (1:44.20) and Cal’s Katie McLaughlin (1:44.32) also competed in the championship final.

This was McLaughlin’s second A-final of the night as she was sixth in the 100 fly just one event prior.

This is Louisville’s second straight NCAA title in the event and is the second Louisville women’s swimmer to win an individual event at NCAA’s after Kelsi Worrell won four titles in the 100 and 200 fly.

 Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
     American: A 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
    U.S. Open: O 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
         Meet: C 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
         Pool: P 1:41.17  12/1/2017 Mallory Comerford, Louisville
                 1:43.30  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:47.99  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Mallory Comerfo  JR Louisville        1:41.61    1:39.80P        20  
    r:+0.66  23.90        49.42 (25.52)
        1:14.55 (25.13)     1:39.80 (25.25)
  2 Siobhan Haughey  JR Michigan          1:43.04    1:40.69P        17  
    r:+0.70  23.84        49.55 (25.71)
        1:15.31 (25.76)     1:40.69 (25.38)
  3 Simone Manuel    SR Stanford          1:43.08    1:41.48         16  
    r:+0.71  23.88        49.60 (25.72)
        1:15.22 (25.62)     1:41.48 (26.26)
  4 Katie Drabot     SO Stanford          1:43.68    1:43.20         15  
    r:+0.73  24.39        50.60 (26.21)
        1:16.97 (26.37)     1:43.20 (26.23)
  5 Robin Neumann    FR California        1:43.38    1:43.54         14  
    r:+0.71  24.30        50.43 (26.13)
        1:17.06 (26.63)     1:43.54 (26.48)
  6 Claire Rasmus    JR TAMU              1:43.49    1:43.65         13  
    r:+0.68  24.69        51.12 (26.43)
        1:17.67 (26.55)     1:43.65 (25.98)
  7 Megan Moroney    SO Virginia          1:43.68    1:44.20         12  
    r:+0.56  24.61        50.84 (26.23)
        1:17.16 (26.32)     1:44.20 (27.04)
  8 Katie McLaughli  JR California        1:43.71    1:44.32         11  
    r:+0.70  24.93        51.43 (26.50)
        1:17.94 (26.51)     1:44.32 (26.38)
  Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 10                 
 
  1. Stanford                          318   2. California                        211
  3. Michigan                          133   4. Texas A&M                         132
  5. Tennessee                       131.5   6. Louisville                        131
  7. Texas                             118   8. Virginia                          102
  9. Minnesota                          75  10. Ohio St                            73
 11. Georgia                            62  12. Southern Cal                       50
 13. Auburn                           49.5  14. Indiana                            47
 15. Arizona                            45  16. Missouri                           39
 17. Wisconsin                          33  18. Kentucky                           32
 19. South Carolina                     28  20. UNC                                25
 21. NC State                           22  22. Denver                             20
 23. Purdue                             18  24. University of Nevada               16
 25. Arizona St                         14  26. Northwestern                       11
 27. Arkansas                            9  27. Penn St                             9
 29. UCLA                                8  30. Rutgers                             6
 31. Louisiana State University          5  31. Virginia Tech                       5
 33. Florida                             4  33. Alabama                             4
 35. Duke                                2  35. University of Miami                 2
 37. Florida St                          1

1 comment

  1. JB Baker

    Holly crap that’s lightning fast