US Open Winter qualifier Kathryn Hazle verbally commits to Cal


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San diego, california Catherine Hazle announced his verbal engagement at the University of California at Berkeley in the 2027 class.

“Beyond the excitement of announcing my verbal commitment to swim and study at UC Berkeley !! I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend such an amazing university! Thank you very much to my coaches , mom and family nec! Go bears !! ”

Hazle is a junior at University City High School. She swims year round with North Coast Aquatics. At the CIF Section 2 Division 2 Championships in San Diego in April, she won the 500 freestyle (by over 12 seconds with 4: 53.56), was second in the 200 freestyle (by 0.21 with 1: 49,66) and swam the legs. on two winning relays: the 4 × 50 medley (27.54 backstroke start) and the 4 × 100 freestyle (51.30 anchor).

She had a big competition at the 2021 Speedo West Summer Championships, breaking the US Open Winter standard in the 200/800 free, 200 chest and 200 IM and improving her Summer Juniors fit in the 400 free. She placed 10th in 200 freestyle (2: 03.26), 8th in 400 freestyle (4: 19.99, preliminaries), 5th in 800 freestyle (8: 50.84), 21st in 200 breaststroke (2: 37.14), 25th in le 200 IM (2: 19.65), and 12th in the 400 IM (4: 56.49). His fastest time in the 400 IM (4: 54.88), along with his PB in the 50/100 freestyle, 100/200 backstroke and 100 butterfly, came from the senior long distance championships at the San Diego Imperial in July.

Hazle kicked off the 2021-22 short course season with new times. At the Kevin Perry Senior Invitational, she updated her PBs in the 100/200/500/1000 Free, 200 Breast, and 200/400 IM. Two weeks later, at Mission Viejo Turkey Classic, she lowered her 1,650 free times, 100 backstrokes and 100 flight times.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 chest – 2: 13.26
  • 400 RI – 4: 14.19
  • 200 MNI – 2: 01.41
  • 1000 free – 9: 56.41
  • 500 free – 4: 50.43
  • 200 free – 1: 49.26
  • 100 free – 51.46

Hazle is the Golden Bears’ first public engagement for the female class of 2027. She will ride freestylers Fanni Fabian, Emily Gantriis and Ashlyn Fiorilli as well as IMers Lea Polonsky, Annika McEnroe and Alicia Henry.

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