Manuel sixth in world in 100 free; Lee second in nation in fly


Stanford sophomore Simone Manuel finished sixth in the 100 meter freestyle at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Friday.

Manuel completed the race in 53.93. Missy Franklin was seventh.

Manuel returns to the pool Saturday for the 50 meter freestyle prelims and semis

In Friday's morning session, future Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky cruised to the top seed in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:19.42.

The 18-year old has already won the 200-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyles and is looking to become the first swimmer in history to sweep those four freestyle events at the World Championships.

Ledecky has won four golds, adding one in the 800-meter relay, a taotal of nine for her career. She trails Missy Franklin's record of 11 by two golds.

At the Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio on Thursday night, Stanford grad Felicia Lee finished second in the 100 meter butterfly, swimming 58.54.

Cardinal sophomore Ally Howe qualified for the 'C' final, but did not race. She also competed in the 200 IM, going 2:17.25 during preliminaries.

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics' Katie Bispo, a former Texas All-American who currently lives and works in Palo Alto, finished sixth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.96.

On the men's side, Cardinal junior Max Williamson went 4:17.65 to finish fourth in the 400 IM. Stanford sophomore Curtis Ogren placed fifth in 4:18.23.

Stanford sophomore Liam Egan was 14th in the 400 free in 3:54.33 and incoming Stanford freshman Matt Anderson was 19th in the 100 breast in 1:02.76.

Cardinal senior Danny Thomson finished just behind Egan in the 400 free in 3:56.79. Grant Shoults, who has verbally committed to Stanford for next year, was 17th in 3:52.71.

The Stanford foursome of David Nolan, Jeff Garnier, Sean Duggan and Paly grad Andrew Liang placed fifth in the 400 free relay, finishing in 3:22.00.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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