Mallory Comerford & Team USA Down 100 Free, 400 Free Relay American Records

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While the arena was watching Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden tear down the existing 100 free world record, Mallory Comerford led off Team USA in American Record fashion.

Much like Caeleb Dressel, who led the men’s team to victory and earned himself a new individual 100 free American Record, Comerford arrived in the arena for the relay ready to race. Comerford unleashed a time of 52.59 to slip past teammate Simone Manuel’s 52.70, set last summer at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Comparative splits:

  • Comerford (2017): 25.51, 27.08 = 52.59
  • Manuel (2016): 25.24, 27.46 = 52.70

Comerford and Manuel combined with Kelsi Worrell and Katie Ledecky to win Team USA the first relay gold for the women’s team with a time of 3:31.72. That time doubles as a new American Record for the women’s 400 free relay, edging past the 2016 relay record time of 3:31.89 from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Comparative splits:

  • 2017 Team USA:
    • Comerford (52.59)
    • Worrell (53.16)
    • Ledecky (53.83)
    • Manuel (52.14)
  • 2016 Team USA
    • Manuel (53.36)
    • Weitzeil (52.56)
    • Vollmer (53.18)
    • Ledecky (52.79)
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Remila Mc
6 years ago
Thomas A. Small
6 years ago

Congratulations go USA

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