Taylor Ruck Takes Down Simone Manuel in Indy 100 Free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Taylor Ruck, fresh off a dominant performance at the Commonwealth Games that included a bronze medal in the 100 free, took down the World and Olympic champion in the women’s 100 free in Indy.

Ruck led wire-to-wire and touched in 53.42, while Stanford’s Simone Manuel came in second at 53.84. Manuel’s swim was her first long course 100 free since she won the 2017 World title in Budapest.

Mission Viejo’s Margo Geer finished third in 54.40, just ahead of Lousville’s Mallory Comerford (54.51). Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, not long after swimming the second-fastest 400 free in history, was fifth in 54.56.

Also in the final were HPC-Ontario’s Kayla Sanchez (54.62) and Rebecca Smith (55.27) and Cardinal’s Kelsi Dahlia (55.28). Three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt won the B-final in 55.13.




  1. Halim Yussuf

    Canada beat the US, pretty good.

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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