UCD's Weltz, UCSB's May Earn Final Weekly Swim Honors of 2008
The first half of the swimming & diving awards come to an end this week as UC Davis' Scott Weltz and UC Santa Barbara's Anne Marie May came away with the final honors before the new year.
Weltz, a native of San Jose, Calif., put together quite a run at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas last weekend. The junior set school records and put up NCAA "B" standard times in the 200 IM (1:45.96), 400 IM (3:45.84) and 200 breast (1:57.51), while simultaneously establishing new conference marks in the IM events. His marks topped the IM records that had stood since 2005, with his 400 IM time besting the previous record by almost three full seconds. Weltz also helped the Aggies set program marks in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays. He put up splits of 20.35 in the 200, 45.21 in the 400 and 1:36.57 in the 800. The 800 split is the top time in the event in the Big West this season.
May, who hails from Carmel, Calif., had a record-breaking weekend at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash. The junior took first place in three individual events and helped three UCSB relay squads to the top spot on the podium, setting six records along the way.
May claimed top honors in the 50 free (21.96) and 100 free (48.83), breaking her own conference marks in the two events and putting up NCAA "B" standard marks.
In the relay events, May helped the Gauchos set four school and conference records. UCSB topped its own Big West records in the 200 medley relay (1:38.57) and 400 medley relay (3:20.26), while breaking former league member Nevada’s records in the 200 free relay (1:30.71) and 400 free relay (3:20.26).