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UofL Swimmer Ties Olympic Gold Medalist For NCAA Championship

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Mallory Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville) Mallory Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville)
Ledecky & Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville) Ledecky & Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville)
Mallory Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville) Mallory Comerford (Photo courtesy University of Louisville)

LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX18) - A University of Louisville swimmer accomplished an amazing feat on Friday.

Sophomore Mallory Comerford tied with Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion, to win the NCAA 200-meter championship. 

Comerford and Ledecky, a Stanford freshman, touched the wall at the exact  same time in 1 minutes and 40.36 seconds. Comerford also bested Simone Manual, another Olympic gold medalist. 

Both Ledecky and Comerford now hold the National Championship and a pool record for the 200-meter race.

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