2014 YMCA Nationals – Women’s 100 Butterfly – FINALS – Reported Braden Keith
Courtney Weaver was successful in winning her 10th career YMCA National Championship, and even though she couldn’t match her record-breaking prelims swim of 52.51, Weaver still had a comfortable margin of victory with a 52.87 for the title.
Perhaps in an effort to take her old mark down, Weaver was out very fast in finals, splitting a 24.38 at the turn. That cost her coming home, though, but she was still easily good enough to be the champion.
This race had the same 1-2 finish as last year, with Middle Tyger 15-year old Jessi Snover taking 2nd in 53.63. Her teammate Katrina Konopka placed 3rd in 54.02 to give the Middle Tyger girls an early lead in the meet, with Niki Price (54.48), Astrid Swwensen (54.62), Kira Page (54.67), and Remedy Rule (54.68) topping off the top 7.
Maddie Zimmerman took 3rd overall in this race last year, but on Tuesday morning the 17-year old from the Upper Main Line Y stumbled a little in prelims. She did drop 1.2 seconds, however, to win the B-Final in 53.88 – which was the third-fastest time in the evening.