U.S. Nationals: Abbey Weitzeil Pulls Ahead to Win the Women’s 100 Free
31 July 2019, 05:49pm
|Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble|
Over the past several years, has established herself as one of the United States’ top sprinters, particularly over the 50-meter distance. But the California-Berkeley product is also showing her worth in the 100 freestyle, evident in the personal-best time that landed her a national title on Wednesday night. Bolting to the lead from the start, Weitzeil led the field throughout the two laps and finished in 53.18, nearly a second clear of runnerups and (54.13).
Weitzeil turned in several strong relay swims at last week’s World Championships and despite the travel from Korea to the United States, she had no trouble maintaining her momentum. Weitzeil turned in 25.31 and also had the fastest return lap, going 27.87 down the last length. Her swim put her in a tie for ninth in the world rankings for 2019 with Australia’s.
In fourth was(54.28) while was fifth (54.34). The field was rounded out by (54.81), (54.87) and (54.97).
2019 World Rankings: