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2016 Signee Weiss Wins State Titles

March 22, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Brittany Weiss, a 2016 signee for the Liberty swimming & diving team, won the 100 backstroke at the 2016 PIAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Brittany Weiss, a 2016 signee for the Liberty swimming & diving team, won the 100 backstroke at the 2016 PIAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Pennridge High School senior Brittany Weiss, who has signed to swim at Liberty starting in the 2016-17 academic year, had a standout meet at the PIAA AAA Swimming & Diving Championships last week.

Weiss won three overall state titles, claiming the AAA championship in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.27. Her 53.27 is faster than Liberty's current program record of 53.98, and was a major drop from her previous best of 56.77.

She swam the third leg on Pennridge's 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Pennridge set a state record in the 200 free relay, 1:32.91, with Weiss recording a 22.92 split. Weiss swam 49.28 during the third leg of the 400 free relay, which Pennridge won in 3:23.88.

Individually, she also placed second in the 100 butterfly, swimming 53.44 for her second runner-up finish in the event in as many years.

Both of Weiss' times from this year's PIAA Championship meet would have met NCAA B cuts and would have placed second at the 2016 CCSA Championships.

As a result of last week's performances, Weiss has moved up to 29th on CollegeSwimming.com's Recruit Rankings for 2016 high school graduates.

Weiss competes at the club level for Central Bucks, under the guidance of ASCA Level 4 coach Stu Kukla. Her high school coach at Pennridge is Jacob Grant.