Dec. 14, 2012
Official Results (PDF)
Winner of the 2010 Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award as UC Davis' outstanding male athlete of the year, Aggie women's swimming volunteer assistant Scott Weltz placed 10th in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships at the Sinan Erdem Dome.
Weltz placed fourth in his heat with a career-best time of two minutes, 7.45 seconds. The trio of Andrew Willis of Great Britain, Marco Koch of Germany and Viatcheslav Sinkevich of Russia touched between 2:03.94 and 2:0407, while Weltz trailed that group by almost two seconds with 50 meters left.
World record-holder Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won the evening final with a 2:01.35 time, well ahead of Britain's Michael Jamieson, who went 2:03.00.
This is the second time Weltz has competed on the world stage in 2012. He placed fifth at the London Olympic Games, setting a long-course PR of 2:08.99 in the semifinal heat. The FINA world championships, which take place every other year, run on a short course of 25 meters.
Weltz swam at UC Davis from 2005 to 2010, earning NCAA All-America honorable mention in 2009 and Big West Conference Male Athlete of the Year honors as a junior and senior.