Abbey Weitzeil, Maggie MacNeil Shine in Minnesota Invitational Long Course

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Abbey Weitzeil earned a trials cut in the 50 free in Minnesota. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

After turning in NCAA record short-course performances during the 2019 Minnesota Invitational, Abbey Weitzeil and Maggie MacNeil took to the long course for the Minnesota Invitational Long Course.

The final day of the Minnesota Invitational was a long-course time trial as some of the top college swimmers in the country had an extra chance to make an 2020 Olympic trials cut.

Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, an Olympian, swam the long-course 50 free and was easily under the trials cut with a time of 24.70.

Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil, a Canadian world champion, won the 100-meter butterfly in 57.26, leading a trio under the trials cut.

Harvard’s Miki Dahlke (1:00.14) and Cal’s Izzy Ivey (1:00.22) were also under the cut. Ivey also got a cut in the 100 free (55.17).

There were also three qualifiers in the 100 breast as Michigan’s Miranda Tucker turned in the fastest time (1:08.27), well under the cut. 
Cal’s Ema Rajic was under the cut at 1:08.93, as was Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky (1:10.87).
Cal’s Ayla Spitz (1:01.75 and Aislinn Light (1:02.61) were under the cut in the 100 back, while Alicia Wilson was in the 200 back (2:14.39).

Minnesota’s Maggie Summit earned a cut in the 50 free (25.87).

For the men, Iowa’s Daniel Swanepoel (1:02.71) and Minnesota’s Max McHugh (1:03.05) were under the 100 breast trials cut.

Michigan’s Charlie Swanson made an Olympic trials cut in the 400 IM (4:25.30), while his teammate Miles Smachlo did the same in the 100 fly (52.55). Felix Aubock, an Austrian Olympian, was under the trials cut in the 400 free (3:52.44). Michigan’s AJ Bornstein was under the standard in the 200 breast (2:16.01).

Michigan’s Patrick Callan (1:49.28) and Arizona’s Daniel Namir (1:50.12) were under the mark in the 200 free.

Michigan’s Tommy Cope qualified in the 200 IM (2:02.7). Arizona’s Etay Gurevich was under the standard in 2:03.49.

Arizona’s Jack Anderson qualified in the 100 back, finishing in 56.37. Marin Ercegovic was under the cut in the 100 free (50.08) and 50 free (22.54).

Iowa’s John Colin earned a cut in the 100 back (56.47). Anze Fers Erzen was under the standard in the 200 back (2:02.68) and Alesksey Tarasenko was under the mark in the 50 free (23.67).