Weltz Captures 200 Breaststroke at U.S. Open

Scott Weltz

Aug. 1, 2013

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IRVINE, Calif. - UC Davis alum and volunteer assistant coach Scott Weltz continued his outstanding post-collegiate career on Wednesday, setting a meet record of 2 minutes, 10.36 while winning the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2013 U.S. Open at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center.

Weltz, who represented the United States at last year's London Summer Olympics in the 200 breast, wore a UC Davis swim cap during Wednesday's competition. He broke the previous meet record of 2:10.38 set by Robert Lovelance of Nashville Aquatics in 2009.

Weltz finished third in the prelims (2:12.99) before coming back in the final to beat Cody Miller of Indiana University who was second in 2:10.99, and Naoya Tomita of the University of New Mexico who took third in 2:11.83.

"It feels good," Weltz told USA Swimming after the race. "I've put in a lot of hard work this year, and I'm really happy with the win."

The San Jose native was one of four Americans to capture event titles during Wednesday night's competition.

Weltz, who's coached by UC Davis assistant women's swimming coach Pete Motekaitis, will compete in the 100 breaststroke on Friday.