Simone Manuel Beats Margo Geer By 0.03 in Women’s 50 Free

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Over the closing strokes of the women’s 50 free, Simone Manuel motored past Margo Geer and took her first win of this year’s Pro Swim Series. Alto Swim Club’s Manuel finished in 24.75, just ahead of Mission Viejo’s Geer in 24.78.

Farida Osman, an Egyptian Cal grad now training at Virginia Tech, claimed third in 25.12, while Athens Bulldogs’ Olivia Smoliga touched just ahead of teammate Natalie Hinds for fourth, 25.18 to 25.19.

Also competing in the A-final were HPC-Ontario’s Kayla Sanchez (25.31), Cardinal’s Kelsi Dahlia (25.33) and Delta’s Grace Cooper (25.74). Dahlia competed just minutes earlier in the 200 fly, finishing fourth.

Event 15  Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 23.67  7/29/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 23.97  7/30/2017 Simone Manuel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 24.10  7/29/2018 Simone Manuel, Stanford Swimmin
     Jr World: J 24.33  9/16/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 24.17  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
    Trial Cut: T 25.99
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Simone Manuel    22 Alto Swim Club      25.12      24.75T  874  
         r:+0.69                       
  2 Margo Geer       26 Mission Viejo Na    25.05      24.78T  871  
         r:+0.64                       
  3 Farida Osman     23 Una Prvt/PRVT       25.60      25.12   836  
         r:+0.67                       
  4 Olivia Smoliga   24 Athens Bulldog S    25.37      25.18T  830  
         r:+0.71                       
  5 Natalie Hinds    25 Athens Bulldog S    25.49      25.19T  829  
         r:+0.64                       
  6 Kayla Sanchez    17 Hpc-Ontario         25.57      25.31   817  
         r:+0.67                       
  7 Kelsi Dahlia     24 Cardinal Aquatic    25.65      25.33T  815  
         r:+0.63                       
  8 Grace Cooper     16 Delta Aquatics      25.65      25.74T  777  
         r:+0.64