Abbey Weitzeil Lowers 50 Free, 100 Free (x2) National High School Marks (Race Videos)

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Just two days after initially breaking the national high school record in the 50-yard free, Saugus High’s Abbey Weitzeil was at it again during finals of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championships.

During prelims, Weitzeil popped a time of 21.83 to initially lower her own mark.  During finals, Weitzeil dropped the mark even lower with a 21.64.

She still hasn’t cleared her personal best of 21.49 set for Canyons Aquatics that ranks her sixth in the world, but she’s certainly made this high school record a lot tougher to catch up to.

All Time 50 Free

Rank Name Time
1 Lara Jackson 21.27
2 Simone Manuel 21.32
3 Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 21.34
4 Natalie Coughlin 21.46
5 Liv Jensen 21.48
6 Abbey Weitzeil 21.49
7 Margo Geer 21.53

Weitzeil also twice broke the 100-yard free during prelims with times of 47.53 and 47.42.

During finals, she lowered it again with a blistering 47.33.

She split that race 22.92, 47.33 (24.41).

She followed that up with a 47.09 leadoff for Saugus in the 400-yard free relay in her final high school swim.

She split that leadoff 22.66, 47.09 (24.43).

Again, she’s been much faster for Canyons Aquatics Club as she is the second-fastest swimmer all time in the 100-yard free.

All Time 100 Free

Rank Name Time
1 Simone Manuel 46.09
2 Abbey Weitzeil 46.29
3 Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 46.61
4 Missy Franklin 46.66
5 Natalie Coughlin 46.84
5 Lia Neal 46.84
7 Margo Geer 46.86

Weitzeil definitely will be challenging Katie Ledecky for the Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year honor to be awarded in the August issue.

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