Weitzeil Drops Another 46-mid 100 Free to Close American SC Champs

The American Short Course Championships, while not technically recognized by USA Swimming as a National Championship meet, still play a very important roll in the spring swimming calendar.  The first two days of the meet were set in a long course meters format in the run-up to Olympic Trials, with Saturday and Sunday reverting to its typical short course format as a “last chance” meet for collegiate swimmers and a top high school competition, as well.

No collegiate swimmers swam fast enough to qualify for either upcoming NCAA meet, but Abbey Weitzeil finished off her brilliant weekend with a 46.52 100 yard free, just 0.05 off her 46.47 prelims swim that was the third-fastest in history.  She went out more than two-tenths faster tonight (an eye-popping 21.88 tonight, compared to a nearly-as-eye-popping 22.11 this morning), but faded a bit more over the back-half.  Regardless, that swim caps off a great weekend for the future Cal Bear.

Stanzi Moseley, Weitzeil’s 17-year-old teammate at Canyons Aquatic Club, finished second in the event in 48.11, the 10th fastest time ever for a 17-18 girl, as well as the #1 time by a prep swimmer this season.  Later in the session, in the absence of top-seed Eva Merrell scratching out of finals, Moseley came back to win the 100 fly handily in a lifetime-best 52.72.

As he has all weekend, Santo Condorelli followed up Weitzeil’s performance with a strong one of his own, clocking a 42.65 in the men’s 100 free, the fourth-fastest of his career.  He came back to win the men’s 100 fly in 46.07, holding off his Canyons teammate Coleman Allenwho finished in 46.36.

The final news-making swim came from Nikol Popov of Canyons, who cut nearly a second off her lifetime-best from prelims to win the women’s 200 breast in 2:08.92.  That final time rockets her up to second place all-time in the 15-16 age group (Caitlin Leverenz holds the NAG record in 2:08.11).

Other winners of the day:

  • Women’s 200 back – Abby Richter, 1:55.84
  • Men’s 200 back – Alex Walton, 1:44.15
  • Men’s 200 breast – Shotaro Shimaza, 1:56.62
  • Women’s 500 free – Victoria Navarro, 4:48.84
  • Men’s 500 free – Kevin Jackson, 4:21.98
  • Women’s 400 IM – Katie Glavinovich, 4:13.89
  • Men’s 400 IM – Austin Van Overdam, 3:46.62
  • Women’s 200 medley relay – Aquazot, 1:44.59
  • Men’s 200 medley relay – Texas A&M, 1:25.53

Full, live meet results available here.

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bobo gigi

Abbey Weitzeil has 4 months to improve her back-half before the olympic trials. She always struggles in the last 25 of her 100s. Even in yards. And it’s much harder in long course. She tries some things. 21.88 at the 50! Hopefully it will hold until the end in Omaha and the times will drop.
Still a great meet overall.

A great meet for her teammate Nikol Popov too. Much better in yards so far. 59.69 in the 100 and especially a very good 2.08.92 in the 200 with a very well-balanced race. It shows that her endurance has improved a lot in the last few months.

bobo gigi

I don’t know if it has been reported on swimswam so I give you the results of the last day in Marseille. Men’s 100 fly 1. Rivolta in 52.46 2. Metella in 52.63 Women’s 50 free 1. Halsall in 24.23 😯 2. Sjöström in 24.53 Men’s 200 back 1. Glania in 1.58.52 2. Diener in 1.58.75 Women’s 200 breast 1. Gunes in 2.24.55 Men’s 400 free 1. Guy in 3.47.96 2. Biedermann in 3.50.22 Women’s 200 fly 1. Grangeon in 2.07.98 2. Szilagyi in 2.08.41 3. Hosszu in 2.08.51 Men’s 200 IM 1. Verraszto in 2.00.86 Women’s 100 back 1. Fesikova in 59.91 2. Simmonds in 1.00.29 3. Hosszu in 1.00.66 Men’s 100 breast 1. Prigoda in 1.00.99 Women’s 200… Read more »

PACFAN

Bobo, it looks like Manaudou had eyes on Orlando and Adrian’s 48.0. Will be an incredible matchup in Rio. Will Manaudou take Adrian’s title away? Can Adrian find 3 tenths in the 50 free and dethrone a king?

We will see this summer. But young guys like McEvoy and Dressel, or a last minute return to form from the veterans could spoil the party.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

It will be awesome if guys pop up already with 48.00 in march ….. Big battles in perspective . Adrian had that huge speed on the second 50 and has sure more left under the gas pedal comes june and after ,,,,,

Gramps

Coley Stickles is legit! This guy just makes kids fast.

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