PLANTATION, Florida, March 15. A day after breaking the 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record in the 100-meter fly with a second-place 54.59, 14-year-old pro Michael Andrew was back at it at the Speedo Sectionals in Plantation.
After warming up with a 58.03 in the 100-meter back prelims as well as a 23.66 in the 50-meter free prelims, Andrew took third overall in the 100-meter back this evening with a 56.83. That performance undercut his previous record for 13-14 year olds from 57.13 set earlier this year.
Andrew split the race 27.97, 28.86 as he took second behind a pair of world-class swimmers in Junya Koga (54.78) and Arkady Vyatchanin (55.83). He’s still looking for that win here in Plantation, which is hard to come by with some of the heavy-hitters in attendance, but he’s definitely dropping records.
Andrew is slated to compete in the 200 fly, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 back the rest of the way. Michael Phelps owns the 200 fly record with a 1:59.02, while Noel Strauss has the 100 free with a 51.87 from 1987. Gunnar Bentz holds the 200 breast mark with a 2:20.48, while Aaron Peirsol clocked a 2:02.78 in 1998 for the 200 back mark.