9-Seed Emily Weiss and 18-Seed Emily Escobedo DQed in 100 Breast

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Would-be A-finalist Emily Weiss and would-be C finalist Emily Escobedo were disqualified in prelims of the 100 breaststroke at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Saturday.

Weiss, 17, finished in 1:08.02 before getting disqualified, and would have qualified for Junior Pan Pacs; Escobedo, 22, was 1:09.36. Both were called for multiple butterfly kicks underwater: Weiss off the start, and Escobedo off the turn.

A slew of swimmers have been called for the same violation this morning. Others include Dillon Hillis, Van Mathias, Sam Lida, and Matt Salerno.

Update: Weiss’ DQ ruling was overturned and she is the 6-seed in finals. 

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Friuti

I believe Weiss had her DQ overturned.

200 SIDESTROKE B CUT

How can a call like that be overturned? Underwater video?

Steve Nolan

You have to know the secret password and whisper it to the right official.

DrSwimPhil

Yes

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