Amy Bilquist Wins National Title After Breaking Finger in Clovis (Video)

2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Reid Carlson.

WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: Regan Smith (United States), 2019, 57.57
  • American Record: Regan Smith, 2019, 57.57
  • Championship Record: Kathleen Baker (United States), 2018, 58.00
  • U.S. Open Record: Kathleen Baker (United States), 2018, 58.00
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 1:02.69

TOP 3:

Amy Bilquist was the fastest going out and coming home in the women’s 100 backstroke, flipping in 28.91 and then managing a 30.73 on the final 50 to make her the only woman under a minute tonight with a 59.64.

15-year-old Claire Curzan placed 2nd in 1:00.39, just ahead of Caitlin Brooks who touched 3rd in 1:00.46.

Tennessee’s Erika Brown finished 4th in 1:00.71, NC State’s Kylee Alons 5th in 1:00.71, Lucie Nordmann 6th in 1:00.83, Cal’s Isabel Ivey 7th in 1:00.85, and Annabel Crush 8th in 1:00.88.

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HEAT B

I was impressed, and it might be worth noting, that Gretchen Walsh won Heat B with the second fastest 100 Back time of the meet. Maybe that’s in another article about this race…

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