Simone Manuel Takes Mesa 100 Freestyle Title

Photo Courtesy: Maddie Kyler

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Simone Manuel may have been second to the 50 meter wall but she was first when it counted. Manuel stopped the clock at 53.80 to win the 100 freestyle tonight in Mesa. That is the 11th fastest time in the world this year.

Abbey Weitzeil touched second in 54.22 Dana Vollmer finished third with a time of 54.54.

Amanda Weir and Lia Neal tied for fourth in 54.70.

Katie Ledecky (54.89), Kelsi Worrell (55.45), and Margo Geer (55.50) also competed in the A final.

Allison Schmitt won the B final in 54.88. Last night’s 50 champion Madison Kennedy swam a 55.21 for second in that race.

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    Bill Bell

    Wow! Amanda Weir still going strong @ 30 (‘ course thevGPAZt is 31 but he ” retired” for a couple of years so he can get cut some discu) . Anyway the Top 2 @ Onaha could be any of the Top 8 here although I think it’ll likely come down to Manuel and Weitzeil w/maybe Vollmer and Kennedy making it on the relay. Two Golden Bears, a Cardinal and a presumptive Golden Bear or even a ‘ Dawg if Weir makes it. Pretty tough foursome but Australia gad the Campbells and NcKeon plus Mme. “X”, a foursome that could set the wr.

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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