UPDATE: Weitzeil a DFS in 200 FR with Arm Injury, TBD for Rest of the Meet


UPDATE 2: Weitzeil was seen on deck wearing a sling Friday night during finals. According to Cal Head Coach Teri McKeever, she hyper-extended her arm on the finish of the 50 freestyle last night.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Cal has confirmed that Weitzeil injured her arm on the finish of the 50 free last night. She will be evaluated session-by-session to determine her status for the rest of the meet.

After a record-breaking performance in the 50 free on day 1, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil declared a false start in the 200 free in Friday prelims. Weitzeil was also noticeably absent on the 200 free relay last night, though Cal still won that race by a large margin. That came shortly after Weitzeil set the Pac-12 Meet Record in the 50 free with the 3rd fastest swim in history.

Weitzeil is the only swimmer in the Pac-12 who has broken 1:43 this season. She came into the meet with a season-best 1:42.25. Cal will still have Robin Neumann in the championship heat, but missing the defending champion is a setback for the Bears.

SwimSwam has reached out to a Cal spokesperson for comment.

Cal is currently running 2nd behind Stanford, with USC just 40 points behind. The Trojans also had a setback this morning, as 2nd-seed Laticia Transom, one of the favorites to win this race, was disqualified in prelims. Transom had the fastest split of the field on the 800 free relay. UPDATE: Transom’s DQ has been overturned.

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1 year ago

I think something happened in that 50, you could tell in her interview. Hope she’s alright

Reply to  Swim
1 year ago

what did she say in the interview?

Reply to  spectatorn
1 year ago

It was more that she was rubbing her arm. I don’t think she actually mentioned it.

Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

hope some rest is all she needed. She has been swimming so well this year.

Reply to  Swim
1 year ago

I heard Kobe shot free throws on a torn Achilles… what does this pac 12 meet mean to her??

Reply to  Mamba4ever
1 year ago

Probably less than NCAAs in two weeks

Woke Stasi
Reply to  CraigH
1 year ago

And NCAAs mean less to her than Oly Trials, I would imagine.

Happy recovery, AW!

Jim C
Reply to  Woke Stasi
1 year ago

And the Olympics themselves would mean even more, if there are Olympics this year. She figures to be at least a relay swimmer.

He Gets It Done Again
1 year ago

I’m having deja vu. Didn’t this happen before? I mean damn, that girl finishes HARD 💪

Reply to  He Gets It Done Again
1 year ago

yes at NCAAs last March

Reply to  He Gets It Done Again
1 year ago

Dont worry Abbey I have just had a flare up in a shoulder injury too. Just take care of yourself

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1 year ago


1 year ago

Again?! Hope it’s not serious and she recovers for NCAA and trials

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