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Abbey Weitzeil Sets Another American Record

Oct 26, 2020

Abbey Weitzeil continues to set new standards in the pool, and on Saturday, she took down a 13-year American record in the short-course version of the 50-meter freestyle.
 
Swimming at the International Swimming League meet for her LA Current team in Budapest, Hungary, Weitzeil hit the wall in 23.79, bettering the mark of 23.82 set by Dara Torres in 2007. Weitzeil tied for first place in the event with LA Current teammate Beryl Gastaldello of France.
 
This marks the second individual American record for Weitzeil, who has held the 50-yard mark since 2016. She lowered it to 20.90 seconds while swimming as a senior for the Golden Bears last December at a meet in Minnesota.
 
Weitzeil completed her Cal career in 2020 with a host of records, including school marks in the 50 and 100 free and as part of four different relays. She won the Honda Sports Award as the national swimmer of the year in 2020 and was a finalist for the 2019 Sullivan Award presented to the top amateur athlete in the country.
 
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