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ORLANDO, Florida, March 20. IF you missed Simone Manuel setting a national age group record in the 100-yard freestyle last night at the NCSA junior nationals, we have video footage of the race for you!
The US World Championship team member raced to 47.09 in the event, taking nearly a tenth off of Franklin’s 47.17 national age group record. Manuel additionally posted a lifetime best in the event in prelims with a 47.67, cutting time from her 47.73 best time posted at last year’s NCSA junior nationals. Manuel split a quick 22.77 at the 50. The teenage sensation is making a name for herself now nearly every time she dives in the pool.
Race footage via SwimmingWorld.TV: