Weitzeil Drops World’s 6th-best 100 Free, Condorelli Cracks Top 10

Canyons Aquatics Club teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Santo Condorelli continued their great weeks down in Austin at the 2016 American Short Course Championships with a pair of swift 100 freestyles tonight that cracked the top 10 in the world.

Live meet results available here.

Weitzeil followed up her blazing 50 from last night with another lifetime best time in the 100 of 53.77, pushing her up to sixth in the world this year.  In addition, that swim makes her the fourth fastest American swimmer in this Olympic cycle, behind only Simone Manuel, Missy Franklin, and Katie Ledecky.  Manuel is widely seen as the favorite to take one of the two individual spots in the event, but Weitzeil is very much in the mix for the remaining spot.

Teammate Stanzi Moseley, one of the most highly-touted swimmers in the high school class of 2016, finished second in 55.37, slightly faster this morning and less than four-tenths off her lifetime best of 55.03.

Santo Condorelli posted a pair of 2016 personal bests, first clocking a 49.00 in the men’s 100 free, good for tenth in the world in 2016.  The Canadian national has been under 49 seconds over a dozen times in his career (and even under :48 once), but a 49-flat is a good sign heading into Canadian Olympic Trials in a few weeks.  Later in the session, he came back to post a 52.88 in the 100 fly.

The University of Texas / Longhorn Aquatics men posted solid times, as well.  Texas senior Ian Lamaistre earned his second Olympic Trials cut of the weekend in the 200 back with a 2:02.88.  U.S. National Teamer Michael McBroom dropped a solid 15:09.60 to win the men’s 1500 by nearly 30 seconds, sneaking under his 15:10.31 season-best from Winter Nationals.  Olympic hopeful Andrew Wilson earned his second win of the weekend in the 200 breaststroke in 2:14.38.

16-year-olds Abby Richter of Boulder City Henderson Heatware and Katie Glavinovich of Aquazot both earned Olympic Trial cuts in the women’s 200 IM, with Richter winning the event in 2:17.54 and Glavinovich finishing third in 2:18.51.  Glavinovich’s teammate Kate Krolikowski, who earned her Trials cut this morning, was second in 2:18.23.

Other event winners on the evening were:

  • Katie Glavinovich (Aquazot) – women’s 200 back – 2:15.50
  • Marie-Claire Schillinger (Rice) – women’s 200 breast – 2:30.65
  • Anniina Ala-Seppala (Rice) – women’s 400 free – 4:23.07
  • Michael Brinegar (Golden West) – men’s 400 free – 3:58.55
  • Eva Merrell (Aquazot) – women’s 100 fly – 59.86
  • Matthew Willenbring  (ASC) – men’s 200 IM – 2:05.33

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ct swim fan
6 years ago

I’m assuming these are Long Course times. If that is in fact true, Why is the meet called The American Short Course Championships?

Reply to  ct swim fan
6 years ago

Usually this is strictly a short course yards meet, used as a last chance qualifier for NCAA’s. But because this is an Olympic year, they are doing 2 days of LCM and 2 days of SCY.

6 years ago

Weitzeil and Condorellii were not rested.

Reply to  Bill
6 years ago

So she just goes a best time by a ton. And a 25.1 to the feet and isn’t rested? Haha right…

Reply to  YourThinking
6 years ago

Abbey isn’t rested, believe what you want though.

Reply to  Bill
6 years ago

They really aren’t.

6 years ago

Eva Merrell could also be up there in 100 fly hope she makes the big final at OTs. Beautiful stroke she has.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Yesterday I wrote a time close to 53.80 would be good for Abbey Weitzeil.
She did it. 53.77.
She’s probably very well rested for right now but with a full taper we can hope a time close to 53.30 at olympic trials.
It’s not enough to play with the best sprinters in the world as a sub 53 is now required to exist but it could be important for the US relay.

6 years ago

25.1 to the feet is insane! Weitzeil can destroy.

6 years ago

Weitzeil went out in a 25.1. Seems as though she isn’t good at closing. Maybe it will come with a taper at trials. Also a good swim for Wilson.

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