Simone Manuel Sprints to 50 Free Knockout Title in Santa Clara

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The final knockout race for the women’s meet included Abbey Weitzeil, Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, Katie McLaughlin, Kelsi Dahlia, Amy Bilquist, Madison Kennedy, Farida Osman and Katrina Konopka. 

Weitzeil won the first round after posting a time of 25.15 during prelims. Manuel (25.28), Neal (25.29) and McLaughlin (25.41) also secured their spots in the semifinals.

Dahlia (25.42), Bilquist (25.46), Kennedy (25.53), Osman (25.71) and Konopka (25.73) also raced during prelims.

Manuel finished first during semifinals, touching the wall in 25.05. Weitzeil wasn’t too far behind in 25.20. Neal (25.32) and McLaughlin (25.58) rounded out that heat.

Olympic gold medalist Manuel dominated during finals with a time of 24.67. Weitzeil stopped the clock in 25.64.

Event 234  Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle Knockout
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        World: W 23.67  7/29/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 23.97  7/30/2017 Simone Manuel, USA
     Pro Swim: M 24.17  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
    Name                  Age Team                Semis     Finals        
==================================================================
                    === Championship Final ===                    
 
  1 Manuel, Simone         21 Stanford Swimmin    25.05      24.67  
         r:+0.66                       
  2 Weitzeil, Abbey        21 California Aquat    25.20      25.64  
         r:+0.65                       
 
                       === Semi-Finals ===                        
 
  3 Neal, Lia              23 Stanford Swimmin    25.32             
         r:+0.68                       
  4 McLaughlin, Katie      20 California Aquat    25.58             
         r:+0.77
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    Alexander Gallant

    Congratulations, head down swim fast!

Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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