Three years after setting the American record during her redshirt season, Weitzeil finally broke the NCAA record and rebroke her own American mark.
Weitzeil’s time from Thursday evening is the 3rd-fastest 50 yard free in swimming history.
Simone Manuel threw down the 3rd-fastest 50 freestyle of all-time, defending her title in 21.18.
The Russians took the top seed in three of the five prelims events on Thursday in Kazan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Yana Martynova (picture courtesy of U of E Swim Team)
The Canadians, Russians, an Americans all got off to a hot start, and Russia may have gotten a boost for a Worlds gold in the 400 free relay. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Cody Miller has been added to the 2013 World University Games roster, in a twist from the official rules. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
There is little consensus about the favorites in the women’s 100 free except that it should be a crazy, unpredictable race. (Photo: Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Courtesy Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Natalie Coughlin has a new focus and new training partners, and could be a new force in the 50 free. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Liz Pelton, fresh off of breaking an American Record in the 200 yard backstroke, will jump into the short course season next week in Mesa. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Yes: Megan Romano is as fierce as she looks in this picture. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Even without a single event title on Saturday, Maddy Schaefer (above) and the Stanford women took their third Pac 12 title in four seasons. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Liz Pelton, the American Record holder, will take the top seed into the 200 back final tonight. (File Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Stanford’s Maya DiRado got a win over Caitlin Leverenz in the 400 IM, which helped Stanford to a very narrow lead over USC with just 7 finals to go. (File Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Note: There was an error in the official scoring on night 1 of the meet; Cal’s diver was listed as…