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ORLANDO, Florida, March 20. IF you missed the great race in the championship final of the men’s 200 butterfly last night at the NCSA spring nationals, we have footage of Michael Andrew resetting his national age group record in the 13-14 age group!
Although Michael Andrew failed to lower his own 13-14 NAG record in the 100 breaststroke, he more than made up for it less than 30 minutes later in the boys 200 butterfly. Andrew’s second-place finishing time of 1:45.39 was a new NAG record. Andrew held the record previously at a 1:46.29.
Sam McHugh and Andrew went head to head during the race until the 125, when a stellar underwater pushed McHugh into the lead. McHugh extended his lead to nearly a half body length by the finish, and touched first at a 1:43.23. This was a best time for McHugh by several tenths of a second. For his part, Andrew was first to the 50, taking the race out in a 22.97. He turned at the 100 at a 49.4 before McHugh took over the lead, leaving Andrew to claim second place.
Race footage via SwimmingWorld.TV: