Emily Weiss Breaks Indiana HS Breaststroke Record in Prelims

2018 Indiana High School Girls’ Swimming State Championship Meet

  • February 9th-10th, 2018
  • Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 25 yard, invite format, prelims/finals
  • Live Results

Yorktown High School junior Emily Weiss has broken her own Indiana high school State Record in the 100 yard breaststroke in prelims on Friday on the IUPUI campus. Weiss swam a 59.25 which left her 3-seconds better than anybody else in the field and broke her old state record of 59.68.

This is the 2nd-best time of her career, trailing only her 58.77 from Winter Juniors – East in December. Last year, she broke the state record held by another Indiana native: Lilly King. King now also holds the fastest-ever times in the 100 long course meters and short course yards breaststroke. Weiss will be following in King’s footsteps to Indiana University, though not until the fall of 2019 – the season after King exhausts her eligibility.

Weiss also split a 27.29 on Yorktown’s 12th-place-qualifying 200 medley relay and qualified 1st in the 200 IM with a 2:0034. In that 200 IM, Carmel’s Trude Rothrock (2:00.52) and Bloomington South’s Mackenzie Looze (2:00.59) are both within three-tenths of a second of a second of her in that race.

Weiss was the only record-breaker in prelims, though Carmel junior Kelly Pash was close in both of her individual events. She qualified 1st in the 200 free in 1:45.65 (the record is 1:45.09 by Claire Adams), and then qualified 1st in the 100 free in 48.87 (the record is Amy Bilquist’s 48.36).

Pash also anchored Carmel’s top-seeded 400 free relay with a 48.85 (3:25.04 as a relay). Carmel didn’t use her on the 200 free or medley relays in prelims, but are expected to sub her in for Saturday’s finals session.

Other top qualifiers:

  • Franklin High qualified 1st in the 200 medley in 1:43.69, with Hamilton Southeastern just behind in 1:43.88.
  • Bloomington South’s Julia Wolf holds the top seed in the 50 free with a 23.01. The top 8 are all 23.57-or-better in a tightly-packed final. For the 2nd-straight season, all 16 finalists were under 24 seconds.
  • Carmel senior and Tennessee commiTrude Rothrock qualified 1st in the 100 fly in 53.62. That puts her two-tenths ahead of 2nd qualifier Carla Gildersleeve (53.86) from Franklin. Rothrock is chasing her 2nd-straight state title in the event. Rothrock also split 24.32 on Carmel’s 200 medley relay – the fastest in the field by more than half-a-second.
  • Kay Foley entered the meet as the 4th seed, but emerged from prelims 7-and-a-half seconds faster than anybody else in the 500 free with a prelims 4:48.02. That’s her lifetime best by more than 8 seconds.
  • Northridge qualified 1st in the 200 free relay in 1:33.86, including a 23.12 leadoff from Elsa Freitz. Carmel sits 2nd, about 8-tenths back.
  • Tessa Wrightson qualified 1st in the 100 back in 54.00.

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In SwimDad
4 years ago

Photo caption is incorrect – she does NOT swim for Carmel

4 years ago

Emily Weiss went a 58.40 in finals. I believe that is a National High School Record but could be wrong. Thought the old record was 58.57.

4 years ago

Kelly Pash looking another great prospect.
Just watched her swimming a few times in streaming: remarkable freer and flier.
Instead, I never watched Elsa Fretz swimming: good performances from her.

Reply to  nuotofan
4 years ago

And Fretz is a freshman!!

bobo gigi
4 years ago

She wants to follow Lilly King’s footsteps. She’s on the right track. Wow. US women’s breaststroke is always full of big talents. Beard, Quann, Hardy, Soni, King…. The next wave with Weiss, Walsh or Bartel is crazy promising too.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Raab also

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Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Female Merican Breaststroke is gonna be deeeeep until at least 2028. These girls’ll be as young as Soni in 12 or Katinka in 16…

King will still be around. USC girls? Meili looks to be a “fast into her 30s” type… Who else is fast in NCAA breast right now? What about the other IU girl who was second to King last year?

4 years ago

Pash can’t swim in all 3 relays…wonder which one they’ll put her in

4 years ago

Is Weiss still committed to Indiana?

Reply to  Kaez
4 years ago

Wish she would look at other schools & not just limit herself to stay in IN!! – I’m sure other awesome academic & swimming schools will be recruiting her.

Reply to  SUNY Cal
4 years ago

I would hardly say that having the opportunity to swim at IU is “limiting” herself….

Reply to  skikat
4 years ago

Weiss respects our President & traditional values. Pretty sure campuses in liberal strongholds like SF, LA, NYC & Austin wouldn’t be on her radar.

IU’s by far the best fit for Weiss. Go Team Weiss!

Ned Ryerson
Reply to  heycharliex
4 years ago

Um, you’ve never been to Bloomington. Have you?

There’s a pattern
Reply to  SUNY Cal
4 years ago

That’s what they said about Lilly King lol

Ian Finnerty
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4 years ago


4 years ago

Looze and a Wulf swim for Bloomington South not Bloomington Hills

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