Abbey Weitzeil: “I wanted to see if I could go a 52” (Video)

2019 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • World Record: Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden), 2017, 51.71
  • World Junior Record: Penny Oleksiak (Canada), 2016, 52.70
  • U.S. Open Record: Simone Manuel (USA), 2018, 52.54
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 56.29

TOP 3

  1. GOLD: Abbey Weitzeil (CAL), 53.18
  2. (TIE) SILVER: Erika Brown (TNAQ), 54.13
  3. (TIE) SILVER: Gretchen Walsh (NAC), 54.13

Abbey Weitzeil set a new best time in this event for the first time since 2016. Weitzeil dominated in 53.18, taking a tenth off her former best of 53.28 from 2016 Olympic Trials. Gretchen Walsh remains #3 all-time in the 15-16 age group. Erika Brown out-split her on the back half as they tied for 2nd place in 54.13. It was a best time for both swimmers.

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