Weitzeil Splits 20.56 to Anchor Cal’s 4×50 Medley at Minnesota Invitational


  • Wed. Dec. 4 – Sun. Dec. 8, 2019
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Cal senior Abbey Weitzeil clocked the fourth-fastest 50 free split in history with a 20.56 anchor on the Golden Bears’ 200 medley relay on Wednesday night at the 2019 Minnesota Invitational. Weitzeil now owns three of the four fastest times and four of the five fastest times.

(T-1) 20.45 Abbey Weitzeil
(T-1) 20.45 Simone Manuel
3 20.49 Abbey Weitzeil
4 20.56 Abbey Weitzeil
5 20.57 Abbey Weitzeil
6 20.76 Anna Hopkin
7 20.78 Simone Manuel
(T-8) 20.80 (T-8) Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace
(T-8) 20.80 (T-8) Erika Brown
10 20.81 Erika Brown

Weitzeil went 20.45 on the end of Cal’s 200 medley relay in the finals of 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships, taking the Bears from 6th to 2nd place. She also swam 20.49 to anchor the 200 free relay that broke the NCAA record in the 2019 final. Tonight’s mid-season 20.56 was her third-fastest. It gave Cal the win in the first event of the Minnesota Invite. When she dove in for the final leg, Cal was behind Michigan by 8/10. The Cal relay consisted of Keaton Blovad on backstroke (24.04), Ema Rajic (27.26) on breast, Maddie Murphy on fly (23.38), and Weitzeil on free (20.56). Michigan fielded a quartet of Maggie MacNeil (23.80), Miranda Tucker (26.23), Claire Maiocco (23.83), and Daria Pyshnenko (21.67). Texas came in third with Claire Adams (24.24), Evie Pfeifer (27.55), Kelly Pash (23.48), and Julia Cook (21.90).

  1. Cal – 1:35.24
  2. Michigan – 1:35.53
  3. Texas – 1:37.17

MacNeil, the defending World Champion in the 100 fly, produced the fastest leadoff backstroke split. Izzy Ivey, from Cal’s 4th-place B relay, had the leading butterfly with 22.98. Tucker’s 26.23 was the fastest breaststroke split in the field.


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Dear God the women’s 50 fr rn!
Congrats to all and looking forward to NCAAs


Just wait until the our sprinters unleash their desorbo speed on the ncaa! 5 relay titles coming for the hoos!

Daniel Jablonski

Weitzeil back in it? Can’t wait to see her individuals 🙂


Back in it? When was she even out of it?


She has been going the same times (give or take a tenth) for the past 5 years. I remember she was 21 low in 2014 and 46 low in 100 as i recall.


I like ur username 😉😉

Daniel Jablonski

Considering her American record -is- *was* 4 years old, I wouldn’t say she was completely in it.


That Live Results link is scintillating

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