Weir Obliterates American Record in 100 Freestyle; Peirsol Prevails in 800 Free

IRVINE, California, August 5. AMANDA Weir, representing Swim Atlanta, hacked a significant amount of time off the American record in the 100 freestyle on Saturday night at the United States National Championships at the William Woollett Aquatic Center.

Weir, a 2004 Olympian, blazed through her two laps in 53.58, well under the former record of 53.99, held by Natalie Coughlin. Weir split 25.99 at the 50-meter mark and powered into the wall to finish ahead of Coughlin, who was timed in 54.25. Weir's time ranks fourth all-time.

In the first event of the night, Hayley Peirsol defeated Kate Ziegler, the reigning world champion, in the 800 freestyle. Peirsol stopped the clock in 8:26.45 with Ziegler just behind in 8:27.65.

Event 26 Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle
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World: W 53.30 8/2/2006 Britta Steffen, GER
American: A 53.99 8/29/2002 Natalie Coughlin, USA
U.S. Open: O 53.72 8/2/2005 Libby Lenton, AUS
LC Nationals: M 54.07 8/14/2000 Jenny Thompson, Stanford
Oly. Trial: 57.19
Sum. Nat Cut: 57.69
US Open Cut: 58.89
Meet Qualifying: 57.69
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Weir, Amanda 20 Swim Atlanta-GA 54.20 53.58O 1024
r:+0.73 25.99 53.58 (27.59)
2 Coughlin, Natal 23 California Aquat 54.19 54.25 987
r:+0.66 25.92 54.25 (28.33)
3 Nymeyer, Lacey 20 Tucson Ford Deal 54.71 54.47 975
r:+0.71 25.86 54.47 (28.61)
4 Joyce, Kara Lyn 20 Athens Bulldog S 55.07 54.67 964
r:+0.68 26.46 54.67 (28.21)
5 Hoff, Katie 17 North Baltimore- 55.21 55.44 925
r:+0.77 26.69 55.44 (28.75)
6 Hupman, Andrea 20 Swim Atlanta-GA/ 55.27 55.66 914
r:+0.73 26.95 55.66 (28.71)
7 Myers, Whitney 21 Tucson Ford Deal 55.80 55.83 905
r:+0.66 27.17 55.83 (28.66)
8 Cashion, Courtn 20 Tucson Ford Deal 55.79 55.84 905
r:+0.65 26.63 55.84 (29.21)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Silver, Emily 20 California Aquat 55.93 55.79 907
r:+0.65 27.14 55.79 (28.65)
10 Vollmer, Dana 18 Fort Worth Area- 56.50 55.96 899
r:+0.74 27.20 55.96 (28.76)
11 Descenza, Mary 21 Athens Bulldog S 56.13 56.10 892
r:+0.77 27.30 56.10 (28.80)
12 Denby, Kara 20 Auburn Universit 56.04 56.20 888
r:+0.66 27.00 56.20 (29.20)
13 King, Michele 18 North Baltimore- 56.19 56.24 886
r:+0.65 27.29 56.24 (28.95)
14 Thies, Lauren 26 Multnomah Athlet 56.60 56.28 884
r:+0.74 27.40 56.28 (28.88)
15 Correia, Maritz 24 Athens Bulldog S 55.87 56.38 879
r:+0.79 27.03 56.38 (29.35)
16 Woodward, Saman 15 Kerr-Mcgee Swim- 56.63 56.60 869
r:+0.82 27.20 56.60 (29.40)

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Bishop, Brooke 19 Stanford Swimmin 56.95 56.37 880
r:+0.72 27.24 56.37 (29.13)
18 Dwelley, Kate 17 Terrapins Swim T 56.71 56.48 874
r:+0.73 27.40 56.48 (29.08)
19 Reilly, Erin 21 California Aquat 56.98 56.55 871
r:+0.74 27.40 56.55 (29.15)
20 Piper, Carly 22 Wisconsin Aquati 56.82 56.73 863
r:+0.78 27.88 56.73 (28.85)
21 Smith, Lindsey 21 Club Wolverine-M 57.00 56.78 861
r:+0.72 27.61 56.78 (29.17)
22 Jasmer, Kimberl 19 King-PN 56.79 57.01 850
r:+0.75 27.81 57.01 (29.20)
23 Darling, Leane 20 Dallas Mustangs- 56.97 57.05 849
r:+0.71 27.82 57.05 (29.23)
24 Ohlgren, Ava 18 Bulldog Aquatic- 57.06 57.15 844
r:+0.67 27.71 57.15 (29.44)

Event 25 Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle
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World: W 8:16.22 8/20/1989 Janet Evans, USA
American: A 8:16.22 8/20/1989 Janet Evans, USA
U.S. Open: O 8:17.12 3/22/1988 Janet Evans, Fullerton
LC Nationals: M 8:17.12 3/22/1988 Janet Evans, Fullerton
Oly. Trial: 8:50.49
Sum. Nat Cut: 8:56.29
US Open Cut: 9:04.09
Meet Qualifying: 8:56.29
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Peirsol, Hayley 20 Club Wolverine-M 8:35.64 8:26.45 973
r:+0.77 29.56 1:00.45 (30.89)
1:31.90 (31.45) 2:03.54 (31.64)
2:35.35 (31.81) 3:07.37 (32.02)
3:39.40 (32.03) 4:11.36 (31.96)
4:43.24 (31.88) 5:15.20 (31.96)
5:47.23 (32.03) 6:19.38 (32.15)
6:51.16 (31.78) 7:23.40 (32.24)
7:54.86 (31.46) 8:26.45 (31.59)
2 Ziegler, Kate 18 The Fish-PV 8:32.72 8:27.65 966
r:+0.74 29.09 1:00.18 (31.09)
1:31.73 (31.55) 2:03.44 (31.71)
2:35.45 (32.01) 3:07.28 (31.83)
3:39.26 (31.98) 4:11.23 (31.97)
4:43.08 (31.85) 5:15.21 (32.13)
5:47.52 (32.31) 6:19.61 (32.09)
6:52.21 (32.60) 7:24.40 (32.19)
7:57.27 (32.87) 8:27.65 (30.38)
3 Ditto, Kelsey 17 Longhorn Aquatic 8:38.53 8:33.46 934
r:+0.84 29.78 1:01.86 (32.08)
1:33.86 (32.00) 2:06.19 (32.33)
2:38.34 (32.15) 3:10.91 (32.57)
3:43.25 (32.34) 4:15.95 (32.70)
4:48.28 (32.33) 5:21.02 (32.74)
5:53.19 (32.17) 6:25.95 (32.76)
6:57.94 (31.99) 7:30.46 (32.52)
8:02.63 (32.17) 8:33.46 (30.83)
4 Gingrich, Leah 16 Wsy Swimming-MA 8:38.19 8:37.15 914
r:+0.93 30.12 1:02.20 (32.08)
1:34.99 (32.79) 2:07.78 (32.79)
2:40.55 (32.77) 3:13.34 (32.79)
3:46.30 (32.96) 4:18.96 (32.66)
4:51.56 (32.60) 5:24.40 (32.84)
5:57.23 (32.83) 6:29.87 (32.64)
7:02.48 (32.61) 7:34.71 (32.23)
8:06.46 (31.75) 8:37.15 (30.69)
5 Conway, Laura 21 Swim Macon-GA/un 8:44.21 8:37.61 911
r:+0.73 30.48 1:02.70 (32.22)
1:34.90 (32.20) 2:07.55 (32.65)
2:39.97 (32.42) 3:12.74 (32.77)
3:45.11 (32.37) 4:17.98 (32.87)
4:50.78 (32.80) 5:23.57 (32.79)
5:56.07 (32.50) 6:28.92 (32.85)
7:01.40 (32.48) 7:34.01 (32.61)
8:06.51 (32.50) 8:37.61 (31.10)
6 Binder, Adrienn 21 Santa Barbara Sw 8:35.50 8:38.20 908
r:+0.78 29.30 1:00.40 (31.10)
1:32.25 (31.85) 2:04.42 (32.17)
2:36.82 (32.40) 3:09.57 (32.75)
3:42.02 (32.45) 4:14.88 (32.86)
4:47.94 (33.06) 5:20.75 (32.81)
5:53.93 (33.18) 6:26.93 (33.00)
7:00.07 (33.14) 7:33.20 (33.13)
8:05.99 (32.79) 8:38.20 (32.21)
7 Burckle, Caroli 20 Lakeside Swim Te 8:46.40 8:38.92 904
r:+0.80 30.23 1:02.60 (32.37)
1:35.19 (32.59) 2:08.06 (32.87)
2:41.09 (33.03) 3:13.48 (32.39)
3:46.38 (32.90) 4:19.26 (32.88)
4:51.80 (32.54) 5:24.70 (32.90)
5:57.42 (32.72) 6:30.28 (32.86)
7:02.74 (32.46) 7:35.08 (32.34)
8:07.07 (31.99) 8:38.92 (31.85)
8 Groome, Kirsten 15 North Baltimore- 8:41.32 8:40.75 895
r:+0.82 30.15 1:02.52 (32.37)
1:35.29 (32.77) 2:08.42 (33.13)
2:41.30 (32.88) 3:14.14 (32.84)
3:46.93 (32.79) 4:19.81 (32.88)
4:52.49 (32.68) 5:25.33 (32.84)
5:58.27 (32.94) 6:31.15 (32.88)
7:03.97 (32.82) 7:36.88 (32.91)
8:09.59 (32.71) 8:40.75 (31.16)

Haley Peirsol wins 1650 at 2006 NCAA's.

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