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.
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