Camille Spink Posts 55.25 100 Free To Tie 12th All-Time in 15-16 Age Group


16-year-old Camille Spink further established herself during the finals of the women’s 100 freestyle at Wave I of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, moving herself into a tie for 12th all-time in the girls ’15-16 age group.

After dropping a time of 55.63 to take the top seed for the final this morning, Spink sliced another four tenths off of her best time to finish in 55.25. With her performance, Spink punched her ticket to Wave II of the Trials, finishing first overall in the ‘A’ final.

Spink’s best time entering the meet was a 56.01, which previously ranked her 66th all-time in the 15-16 age group. By moving into a tie for 12th tonight, Spink is now ahead of the likes of Abbey Weitzeil, Cierra Runge, and Katie Ledecky, all of whom own Olympic gold medals.

All-Time Rankings, Girls 15-16 100 Freestyle (LCM)

  1. Claire Curzan, 53.55 – 2021
  2. Missy Franklin, 53.63 – 2011
  3. Gretchen Walsh, 53.74 – 2019
  4. Simone Manuel, 53.86 – 2013
  5. Torri Huske, 54.52 – 2019
  6. Amy Tang, 54.71 – 2019
  7. Amy Bilquist, 54.85 – 2014
  8. Lia Neal, 54.90 – 2011
  9. Isabel Ivey, 54.95 – 2016
  10. Stanzi Moseley, 55.03 – 2014
  11. Rhi Jeffrey, 55.21 – 2003
  12. Jasmine Tosky / Camille Spink, 55.25 – 2010/2021

17-year-old Kristina Paegle finished second to Spink in the final, also punching her ticket to Wave II. In the race, Paegle sliced just over a tenth of a second off of her best time of 56.04 that she swam this morning, touching in a time of 55.91. Paegle’s swim moves her to 70th all time in the 17-18 age group.

Both swimmers will get a chance to improve their times during the wave II competition.

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Lee Greenwood
3 months ago

I’m digging this format. Brings excitement for people that normally would be out after prelims. USA Swimming should keep this format.

Reply to  Lee Greenwood
3 months ago

I agree.

3 months ago
Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Great idea to compare a fully tapered sprinter at trials to swimmers doing in-season times at training meets…. 🙄

Awsi Dooger
3 months ago

She has room to improve also. Underwaters were short. That was an obvious gap tonight, the lack of underwaters compared to elite swimmers. Among the women only the 200 butterfly winner understood how much of a benefit it is

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