Abbey Weitzeil Breaks 50, 100 Free (x2) National High School Records

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Abbey Weitzeil took down her own national high school records in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle during the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 preliminaries in Riverside.

Weitzeil, who previously set the record with a 21.98 a year ago for Saugas High School, blasted her way to a sizzling 21.83 this morning.

That’s not her best time ever as she clocked a smoking 21.49 relay leadoff for Canyons Aquatics at the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals in December, but the time demonstrates that she’s broken into the routine 21-second range.

The big question during finals is whether she will be able to track down the fastest times ever by Lara Jackson (21.27r – American record) or Simone Manuel (21.32) as the top two times in history.  Weitzeil currently stands sixth with her lifetime best of 21.49.

All Time 50 Free

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Weitzeil followed up with a scorching time of 47.53 in the 100-yard free prelims to break her national high school mark of 47.82 set a year ago for Saugus.

Weitzeil split the swim 23.09, 47.53 (24.44) for the record.

She has been much faster as she ranks second all time with a 46.29 for Canyons Aquatics also at Speedo Junior last December.  Only Simone Manuel has been faster with a scorching American record of 46.09 for Stanford at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

Weitzeil then took down that record yet again with a 47.42 relay leadoff for Saugus in the 400-yard free relay.

Weitzeil (47.42), Cameron Helm (57.32), Allison Schepper (55.71) and Courtney Skelley (52.62) put up a 3:33.07 for Saugus in the 400-yard free relay.

Weitzeil split the leadoff 22.89, 47.42 (24.53).

All Time 100 Free

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The pair of national records definitely challenges Katie Ledecky for Swimming World‘s High School Swimmer of the Year this year.

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4 Comments

4 comments

  1. Bob Weitzeil

    Way to go, Abbey. We are so proud of you.

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      swim lover

      Congrats, Abbey! And, GREAT JOB Coley!!!!

  2. avatar
    swimmer

    Wow! Amazingly fast time!

  3. Jason Hockran

    Austin Limestoll Sophie Hockran Better get training:)

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