Yorktown’s Weiss sets national record

Yorktown junior Emily Weiss receives her state championship medal.

Emily Weiss of Yorktown set a national record in the 100 yard breaststroke at Saturday’s IHSAA State Finals at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Weiss won her third state championship in the breaststroke, posting a time of 58.40 seconds to set the national high school record.

The previous national best was 58.56, set in 2015 in Minnesota.

Weiss also won the breaststroke state title in 2016 with a time of 1:02.20, and in 2017 with a time of 59.37 seconds, which had been a state record.

Weiss broke her own state record in the preliminaries with a time of 59.25.

Yorktown finished 13th in the state with 50 points. State champion Carmel tallied 363. Mt. Vernon was 35th and Pendleton Heights 39th in the State Finals standings.

Weiss is the third person to win a state championship from the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Fellow Yorktown Tigers Kelsi Hall and Maggie Bird are also three-time state champions.

HHC state swimming champions

2018: Emily Weiss, Yorktown (100 breaststroke)
2017: Emily Weiss, Yorktown (100 breaststroke)
2016: Emily Weiss, Yorktown (100 breaststroke)
2008: Kelsi Hall, Yorktown (5o freestyle)
2007: Kelsi Hall, Yorktown (50 freestyle)
2006: Maggie Bird, Yorktown (500 freestyle)
2006: Maggie Bird, Yorktown (200 freestyle)
2006: Kelsi Hall, Yorktown (50 freestyle)
2005: Maggie Bird, Yorktown (200 freestyle)

State champion Emily Weiss of Yorktown. Photos provided by Paul Heidenreich.

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