ZUMO Performance of the Week: Abbey Weitzeil Blasts 48.45 100 Free in Early Season Match-Up With Cal Poly

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Abbey Weitzeil is not messing around thus far this season. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Cal senior Abbey Weitzeil won the annual “Queen of the Pool” competition at Cal Poly for the second year in a row on Friday. The meet features each swimmer taking part in 100-yard races in free, fly, back and breast events, plus a 100-yard individual medley. The person with the lowest total time is crowned “queen.”

Weitzeil had the fastest overall time with a 4:38.76, lowering Kathleen Baker’s meet record of 4:39.54 from 2017.

Weitzeil’s times:

  • 100 fly: 55.30 (2nd)
  • 100 back: 55.29 (1st)
  • 100 breast: 1:03.93 (1st)
  • 100 free: 48.45 (1st)
  • 100 IM: 55.79 (1st)

Weitzeil won every single event except the 100 fly where sophomore Isabel Ivey was a 54.87.

It took a 47.99 to score in the top 16 at NCAAs a year ago and Weitzeil’s 48.45 in just a practice suit – at the end of a broken 400 IM – would have put her 23rd at NCAAs in 2019. She was fourth in that race last season in one of the most stacked NCAA fields this decade with five of the eight fastest performers in history in one heat. Weitzeil was swimming on the last day of NCAAs in an arm brace after hyper-extending her elbow the night before.

Weitzeil is the heavy favorite to win her first NCAA title in the 100 free this year.

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