2019 PHILLIPS 66 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM (Pacific)/Finals 5:00 PM (Pacific)
- Avery Aquatics Center
- Stanford, CA
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Omega Results
Last Summer, 29-year-old (then 28-year-old) Leah Gingrich returned to competitive swimming. Gingrich, who competed collegiately for Texas in 2008-2012, took 5 years off from racing before returning to competition. In the year since, Gingrich has gone personal bests in a number of races, but tonight was potentially her biggest race since her comeback. Gingrich bested her personal mark of 2:09.96 in the 200 fly, clocking a 2:09.84 to finish 3rd in the B final.
The 200 fly has historically been Gingrich’s best event throughout her career. Her previous best was set 11 years ago, at the LCM Y Nationals meet back in 2008. She posted the 2nd fastest split coming home in the B final, behind only the B final winner Charlotte Hook. Gingrich clocked a 34.37 to Hook’s 33.15.
Leah will be swimming the 100 fly later in the meet. In the past year, she has gone personal bests in the LCM 200 fly, LCM 100 fly (59.55), LCM 50 fly (27.65), and LCM 100 free (56.14). She is already qualified to swim the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 100 free at the Olympic Trials next Summer. She is also within a second of qualifying in the 200 free, and within two seconds of qualifying in the 200 IM.