Kate Douglass Swims 50 Free PB, Moves to #10 in US History

by Nicole Miller 2

May 15th, 2021 News

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – INDIANAPOLIS (#4)

On the final night of the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, UVA swimmer and NCAA National Champion Kate Douglass swam a personal best of 24.54 in the 50 freestyle, making her the 10th-fastest performer in US history. 

Douglass ran down Tennessee alum Erika Brown for the event title during tonight’s competition, after taking the top seed during prelims. Douglass touched the wall in a time of 24.54, to chop about a tenth of a second off of her best time of 24.63 from prelims. 

With her swim, Douglass moves up to #10 all-time in US History, surpassing the aforementioned Brown, who swam a time of 24.57 at the 2020 PSS meet in Knoxville.

All-Time Women’s Long Course 50 Freestyle USA Rankings

  1. Simone Manuel – 23.97 (2017)
  2. Dara Torres – 24.07 (2008)
  3. Claire Curzan – 24.17 (2021)
  4. Amanda Weir – 24.23 (2009)
  5. Abbey Weitzeil – 24.28 (2016)
  6. Madison Kennedy – 24.39 (2016)
  7. Torri Huske – 24.44 (2021)
  8. Jessica Hardy – 24.48 (2008)
  9. Lara Jackson – 24.50 (2008)
  10.  Kate Douglass – 24.54 (2021) 

Douglass’ time also makes her the 3rd fastest performer of the season in the United States, trailing only Claire Curzan and Torri Huske

USA Women’s Long Course 50 Freestyle Rankings (2020-2021)

    1. Claire Curzan – 24.17
    2. Torri Huske – 24.44
    3. Kate Douglass – 24.54
    4. Abbey Weitzeil – 24.57
    5. Gretchen Walsh – 24.65
    6. Simone Manuel – 24.70
    7. Catie DeLoof – 24.73
    8. Linnea Mack – 24.85

Shortly after her 50 freestyle performance, Douglass claimed a second place finish in the 200 IM, behind teammate Alex Walsh, touching in a personal best of 2:10.74. 

 

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Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
1 month ago

Dear Abbey,

What are you going to do when they come for you?

Hmm
1 month ago

And four on that list are tech suits