The records just keep coming for Cal alum Abbey Weitzeil, who set an American standard for the third time in a month on Tuesday during the International Swimming League season in Budapest, Hungary. The latest to fall came in the 100-meter freestyle (short course) when she touched the wall in 51.26.
On Monday, Weitzeil lowered her own American record in the 50-meter free with her time of 23.45, a little more than two weeks after she set the mark with a time of 23.79.
Swimming for the LA Current, Weitzeil covered the first 50 meters of her 100 free race in 24.43, and her final result knocked more than a third of a second off the previous mark of 51.63 by Mallory Comerford from 2018. Weitzeil's previous best in the 100 free was 51.96 from Oct. 31.
Weitzeil, who finished her collegiate eligibility with the Golden Bears last spring, also own the American record in the 50-yard free from her 20.90 time at a meet in Minnesota last December when she became the first woman to break the 21-second barrier. In addition, she owns the Cal record in the 100-yard free and was part of four school-record relays. Weitzeil 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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