Autumn Haebig on 100 Back Win: “I wasn’t expecting to really do that well”

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by Spencer Penland.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK FINALS

  • World Record: Regan Smith (USA) – 57.57 (2019)
  • American Record: Regan Smith – 57.57 (2019)
  • US Open Record: Kathleen Baker (USA) – 58.00 (2018)
  • World Junior Record: Regan Smith (USA) – 57.57 (2019)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 58.45
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Olivia Smoliga – 59.02
  • Wave I Cut: 1:02.69
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.49

Podium:

  1. Autumn Haebig (HUSK) – 1:01.23
  2. Kobie Melton (UARK) – 1:01.89
  3. Casey Chung (CW) – 1:01.93

After not swimming a best time in the LCM 100 back in several years, Nebraska’s Autumn Haebig swam 2 today. Haebig led prelims, then doubled down on the performance, touching in 1:01.23 to leave no doubt she will be advancing to Wave II. Arkansas’ Kobie Melton held off Michigan’s Casey Chung, picking up her Wave II ticket as well.

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