2019 Cal Poly VS. Cal Queen & King of the Pool
- Sept. 20, 2019
- Anderson Aquatic Center
- San Luis Obispo, CA
- Meet Format: 100s of each stroke + IM
- Full Results
- Overall Standings
Queen Abbey Weitzeil reigns once again in the pool as she has successfully defended her crown at the annual Cal Poly/Cal Queen & King of the Pool pentathlon. Fellow Cal senior Zheng Quah was crowned the 2019 King of the Pool alongside Weitzeil (read more about King of the Pool here).
|100 Fly||Izzy Ivey – 54.87|
|100 Back||Abbey Weitzeil – 55.29|
|100 Breast||Abbey Weitzeil – 1:03.93|
|100 Free||Abbey Weitzeil – 48.45|
|100 IM||Abbey Weitzeil – 55.79|
Cal sophomore Izzy Ivey kicked the meet off with a strong victory in the 100 fly, clocking in a 54.87. Weitzeil had the next fastest time with a 55.30, followed by Cal junior Robin Neumann.
After the 100 fly, Weitzeil steamrolled through with a consecutive 4-event sweep. Weitzeil’s first victory of the meet was in the 100 back, where she touched in at 55.29. Also hitting the 55-second mark was Cal junior Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou (55.29) and Ivey (55.74).
In the remaining three events, Weitzeil earned her most dominant victories, winning each event by more than a second. Here’s a breakdown of how dominant Weitzeil was in the 100 breast, free, and IM.
|Event||First Place||Second Place||Third Place|
|100 Breast||Abbey Weitzeil – 1:03.93||Ali Harrison – 1:05.23 (+1.3)||Ema Rajic – 1:05.36 (+1.43)|
|100 Free||Abbey Weitzeil – 48.45||Robin Neumann – 50.64 (+2.19)||Izzy Ivey – 51.65 (+3.2)|
|100 IM||Abbey Weitzeil – 55.79||Alicia Wilson – 57.11 (+1.32)||Izzy Ivey – 58.09 (+2.3)|
Weitzeil’s 4-event streak allowed her to defend her title as Queen of the Pool, clocking in a time of 4:38.76. That time took down Kathleen Baker‘s meet record time of 4:39.54, set in 2017. Finishing in second place was Ivey (4:47.36) and third went to Wilson (4:48.64).
In similar fashion, Weitzeil took 5 seconds off her 2018 winning time to re-claim the title. The major difference in her time drop was the 100 fly, where last year she clocked in a 58.15 with 26.74/31.41 splits.
|Event||2019 Weitzeil||2018 Weitzeil|
Cal sophomore Cassidy Bayer is listed as second on the overall standings, however, is listed as DQ in her 100 breast and 100 IM times. From what her 100 breast time suggests (59.99), it could be an educated guess that she did not perform breaststroke kicks and instead used dolphin kicks as a result of an ongoing knee injury.
Long live the queen! @AbbeyWeitzeil retains her Queen of the Pool title with a record time of 4:38.76. #GoBears https://t.co/aQu9zUMHKB
— Cal W Swim & Dive (@CalWSwim) September 20, 2019
The Cal women’s next splash in the pool at the Chik-fil-A Invitational at Fresno State, which will take place October 11-12.