2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM/Finals 5:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time)
- Avery Aquatics Center (Stanford, CA)
- LCM (50 Meter Pool)
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Seventeen-year-old Emma Weyant, who swims for the Sarasota Sharks and is committed to the University of Virginia (c/o 2024), claimed her first national title Friday night in Palo Alto, winning the 400 IM.
She and Stanford’s Brooke Forde battled it out, practically even heading into freestyle, before Weyant pulled ahead and won in 4:35.47. She split 1:03.36/1:10.14/1:19.20/1:02.77 and took more than five seconds off her previous best time of 4:40.64 (from August of last year). Forde finished second in 4:36.06 and Wisconsin Aquatics’ Ally McHugh third in 4:38.65.
Weyant now ranks No. 3 in 17-18 girls’ history; her previous time had her 17th. She is now one of three girls to ever break 4:36 in her age group. Elizabeth Beisel‘s national age group record has stood for eight years at 4:31.78.
Top 5 in History: U.S. Girls 17-18 400 IM
- Elizabeth Beisel, 4:31.78, 2011
- Katie Hoff, 4:32.89, 2007
- Emma Weyant, 4:35.47, 2019
- Dagny Knutson, 4:36.02, 2009
- Becca Mann, 4:37.04, 2015
Weyant raced the 800 free on the first night of the meet, finishing sixth in 8:29.31, an eight-second drop off her prior best time. She also finished ninth in the 200 free in 1:58.36 and is entered in the 400 free and 200 IM later in the meet.