Abbey Weitzeil Clocks 4th-Fastest 100-Yard Free To Win in Austin

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Canyons’ Abbey Weitzeil wasn’t able to replicate her morning swim of 46.47, but she still managed to post the fourth-fastest women’s 100-yard free time in history at the 2016 American Short Course Championships.

Weitzeil posted a 46.52, going out in 21.88 and coming back in 24.64.

This morning, she went out in 22.11 and came back in 24.36.  So, she definitely paid the price of going out so fast tonight.

Regardless, that is still the fourth-fastest time ever, behind only Simone Manuel’s American record of 46.09 from the 2015 NCAA Championships and Weitzeil’s personal best of 46.29 from the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals as well as her preliminary swim of 46.47.

During prelims, Weitzeil broke the pool record of 46.82 set by Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace while swimming for Auburn during the 2011 NCAA Championships.

Weitzeil is on fire this weekend in Austin.  She already moved to sixth in the world in the 50-meter free with a 24.72 and seventh in the world in the 100-meter free with a 54.00 during the LCM portion of the meet.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Abbey Weitzeil   19 CANY                46.47      46.52 A      
    r:+0.71  10.38        21.88 (11.50)
          34.08 (12.20)       46.52 (12.44)
  2 Stanzi Moseley   17 CANY                48.71      48.11 B      
    r:+0.71  10.96        22.90 (11.94)
          35.48 (12.58)       48.11 (12.63)
  3 Eva Merrell      16 AZOT                50.04      49.61 B      
    r:+0.74  11.21        23.66 (12.45)
          36.69 (13.03)       49.61 (12.92)
  4 Kyla Valls       17 Miami Swimming      50.65      49.91 B      
    r:+0.72  11.43        24.12 (12.69)
          37.22 (13.10)       49.91 (12.69)
  5 Kate Krolikowsk  16 AZOT                50.35      50.43        
    r:+0.69  11.55        24.21 (12.66)
          37.37 (13.16)       50.43 (13.06)
  6 Victoria Navarr  16 Bch Heatwave        50.98      50.74        
    r:+0.71  11.67        24.34 (12.67)
          37.62 (13.28)       50.74 (13.12)
  7 Katherine Wagne  18 CANY                51.05      51.30        
    r:+0.74  11.29        24.13 (12.84)
          37.59 (13.46)       51.30 (13.71)
  8 Alanna Dassoff   20 UN                  51.49      51.31        
    r:+0.73  11.91        24.85 (12.94)
          38.35 (13.50)       51.31 (12.96)
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    Bill Bell

    Weitzeil clicked a 53.77 in finals of 100 meter free.

Author: Jason Marsteller

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