Kelsi Worrell had the season of a lifetime this year and is hoping to continue swimming well through the 2016 Olympics. The incoming Louisville senior broke the American record in the 100 yard butterfly last year and also won a gold medal at the Pan American games in the 100 meter butterfly. A few weeks after the Pan American Games, she traveled to San Antonio for the US National Championships where she was crowned national champion in the 100 meter butterly.
As reported in the day 1 finals live recap from the 2015 US National Championships:
WOMEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS
The long course American Record holder and the Short Course record holder faced off in lanes four and five of the 100 butterfly A final to start off the night, but it was the short course star that came out ahead.
Felicia Lee finished second with a 58.54, touching just ahead of the bronze medalist, Christina Bechtel (58.74), and the American record holder, Dana Vollmer, at 58.94.
15 year old Cassidy Bayer earned a fifth place finish with her time of 59.00, edging out Amanda Kendall at 59.12.
Hali Flickinger and Kara Kopcso rounded out the A final at 59.64 and 1:00.00, respectively.
The B final was won by Aliena Schmidtke with a .67 second drop to 59.05. Veronica Burchill won the 18&u final with a 59.74.