Simone Manuel Surges to First-Place 100 Free at Knoxville Pro Swim Series

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Simone Manuel, the American and U.S. Open Record holder in the 100 free, narrowly edged out High Performance Ontario’s Penny Oleksiak for the win in Knoxville. Oleksiak was ultimately disqualified. Manuel finished in 53.42 with a strong surge to the wall in the final ten meters.

Margo Geer ended up being the runner up in 54.09 with High Performance Ontario’s Kayla Sanchez third in 54.53. Athen’s Bulldogs’ Natalie Hinds was third at the fifty and finished fourth in 55.14. She was followed by Kelsi Dahlia (55.33), Gabby Deloof (55.44) and Gretchen Walsh (55.44).

 Event 34  Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 51.71  7/23/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 52.27  7/28/2017 Simone Manuel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 52.54  7/25/2018 Simone Manuel, Stanford Swimmin
     Jr World: J 52.70  8/11/2016 Penny Oleksiak, CAN
     Pro Swim: P 53.12  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
    Trial Cut: T 56.29
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Simone Manuel    22 Alto Swim Club      54.15      53.42T  907  
    r:+0.69  25.90        53.42 (27.52)
  2 Margo Geer       26 Mission Viejo Na    54.56      54.09T  873  
    r:+0.67  25.90        54.09 (28.19)
  3 Kayla Sanchez    17 Hpc-Ontario         54.83      54.53   852  
    r:+0.66  26.78        54.53 (27.75)
  4 Natalie Hinds    25 Athens Bulldog S    55.44      55.14T  824  
    r:+0.66  26.33        55.14 (28.81)
  5 Kelsi Dahlia     24 Cardinal Aquatic    55.82      55.33T  816  
    r:+0.65  26.76        55.33 (28.57)
  6 Gabby Deloof     22 Club Wolverine      55.47      55.44T  811  
    r:+0.71  27.03        55.44 (28.41)
  7 Gretchen Walsh   15 Nashville Aquati    55.84      55.76T  797  
    r:+0.74  26.77        55.76 (28.99)

7 comments

  1. avatar
    Anonymous

    Why was Penny disqualified?

  2. avatar

    ditto. Why? I was there. Watched the video of the start several times; she was slow to step up, but no indication she moved.

  3. avatar
    Cindy

    Yay Kayla!! Proud of you! … Go Ajax Swimming representing Canada.

  4. Cindy Rowe

    Yay Kayla! Proud of you representing Ajax Swimming and Canada! 🇨🇦👍🏼

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