Mallory Comerford Wins Second Title of Meet in 100 Free, Remains Second All-Time

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Louisville senior Mallory Comerford won her second title of the meet in the 100 free on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. About 24 hours after winning the 200 free, Comerford ran down Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin to take her fourth NCAA title in her career with a 46.26.

Hopkin was the early leader through the 75 but was caught at the finish, claiming runner-up at 46.56. Hopkin moved up to sixth all-time with her swim. She was aiming to be the first swimmer from Arkansas to win an NCAA title after the Razorbacks claimed two 3m diving titles in their history.

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey (46.64) lowered her best time and moved up to eighth all-time in the event. Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, who swam the final with a wrapped arm, placed fourth for the Golden Bears at 46.97. She was a heavy favorite coming in as the third fastest performer ever. She still has the 400 free relay left for Cal as the Bears are coming down to the wire with Stanford in the team race.

Cal also picked up points from Amy Bilquist in sixth place at 47.42. Stanford picked up four points from Amalie Fackenthal (48.23) in the B-Final. Cal also had Robin Neumann get three points with a 48.24 in the B-Final.

Tennessee’s Erika Brown (46.99), NC State’s Ky-lee Perry (47.43) and Michigan’s Catie DeLoof (47.59) also swam in the A-Final.

All-Time List:

  1. Simone Manuel, Stanford, 45.56 (2017)
  2. Mallory Comerford, Louisville, 46.20 (2018)
  3. Abbey Weitzeil, Cal, 46.29 (2014)
  4. Olivia Smoliga, Georgia, 46.30 (2017)
  5. Erika Brown, Tennessee, 46.41 (2019)
  6. Anna Hopkin, Arkansas, 46.56 (2019)
  7. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Auburn, 46.61 (2012)
  8. Siobhan Haughey, Michigan, 46.64 (2019)
 Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: I 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Meet: M 45.56  17-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
     American: A 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
      US Open: O 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Pool: P 46.47  06-Mar-16 Abbey Weitzeil
                 47.35  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 49.51  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Mallory Comerfo  SR Louisville          46.57      46.26P        20  
    r:+0.64  22.27        46.26 (23.99)
  2 Anna Hopkin      FR Arkansas            46.61      46.56         17  
    r:+0.64  22.03        46.56 (24.53)
  3 Siobhan Haughey  SR Michigan            47.16      46.64         16  
    r:+0.72  22.56        46.64 (24.08)
  4 Abbey Weitzeil   JR California          47.28      46.97         15  
    r:+0.70  22.57        46.97 (24.40)
  5 Erika Brown      JR Tennessee           47.33      46.99         14  
    r:+0.67  22.66        46.99 (24.33)
  6 Amy Bilquist     SR California          47.38      47.42         13  
    r:+0.69  22.78        47.42 (24.64)
  7 Ky-lee Perry     JR NC State            47.51      47.43         12  
    r:+0.68  22.63        47.43 (24.80)
  8 Catie DeLoof     SR Michigan            47.47      47.59         11  
    r:+0.67  22.77        47.59 (24.82)
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 17                 
 
  1. Stanford                        365.5   2. California                        362
  3. Michigan                          280   4. Louisville                        183
  5. Tennessee                         161   6. NC State                        157.5
  7. Virginia                          155   8. Minnesota                       151.5
  9. Texas                           137.5  10. Indiana                           127
 11. Auburn                            120  12. Southern Cali                     103
 13. Wisconsin                          90  14. Arizona                          86.5
 15. Kentucky                         82.5  16. Texas A&M                        75.5
 17. UCLA                               66  18. Arkansas                           63
 19. Arizona St                         55  20. Missouri                           49
 21. Florida                            44  22. Georgia                            39
 23. Ohio St                            38  24. Duke                               35
 25. South Carolina                   27.5  26. Penn St                            27
 27. Kansas                             22  28. Lsu                                20
 29. University of Miami                19  30. Eastern Mich                       17
 31. Northwestern                       15  32. Hawaii                             14
 32. Alabama                            14  32. Florida St                         14
 35. San Diego St                        9  36. Purdue                              7
 37. Akron                               6  38. Virginia Tech                       5
 39. Notre Dame                          3  40. Nebraska                            2
 40. UNC                                 2  42. Univeristy of Conneticut            1

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Taylor Covington

    Go Mallory!!! Go ACC ladies!