Ziegler Breaks Meet Records on Night Three of ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships
Komisarz Wins First National Title
Rachael Komisarz (Louisville, Ky.) earned her first career national title with a win in the 100m fly . World record-holders Zeigler and Katie Hoff (Towson, Md.) faced off for the second time in three days in the women’s 400m freestyle. Zeigler took the lead in the final 50 meters to finish just .39 off the American record in 4:04.24. The time bested her own U.S. Open record and represented a new Nationals record. It was the third fastest time recorded this year.
“I wasn’t really thinking about that [the world record],” Zeigler said. “I was just trying to have great race and have best times here.”
Hoff stopped the clock next at 4:04.60, the fourth fastest time recorded this year. Sierra Marlins’ Alyssa Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.) posted a bronze medal time of 4:11.11.
Olympian Komisarz picked up her first national title in the 100 fly, overtaking the rest of the field in the final 50 meters to win gold in 58.04. Fellow Olympian Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Tex.) finished second in 58.04 and Tennessee Aquatics’ Christine Magnuson (Tinley Park, Ill.) took third in 58.76.