NOVA’s Francis Haas ,16, Takes Down Michael Phelps’ 500 Free National Age Group Record

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, December 12. IT’s becoming routine at the USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals as U.S. National Age Group records just keep on falling with regularity. Today has been no different. On the back of Caeleb Dressel’s incredible sub-19 50-yard free, NOVA’s Francis Haas shot down an epic Michael Phelps record in the 500-yard free.

Haas clocked a time of 4:17.45 as a 16-year-old. Not only did it clear Evan Pinion’s meet record of 4:18.88 from 2010, it also beat Phelps’ 2002 15-16 National Age Group record of 4:18.12. That’s some rare company for Haas.

Event 4 Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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SC Jrs Meet: J 4:18.88 12/09/2010Evan Pinion, Pilot Aquatic Cl
Name Age Team Prelims Finals HyPts Points
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=== A – Final ===

1 Haas, Francis 16 NOVA of Virginia 4:21.59 4:17.45J 919 20
r:+0.76 23.25 48.57 (25.32)
1:14.38 (25.81) 1:40.66 (26.28)
2:06.88 (26.22) 2:33.06 (26.18)
2:59.15 (26.09) 3:25.36 (26.21)
3:51.68 (26.32) 4:17.45 (25.77)

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