Alex Walsh Sneaks Under 15-16 NAG Record With 1:54.02 200 IM

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

16-year-old Alex Walsh of Nashville Aquatic Club swam a new meet record of 1:54.02 on Thursday night at the Speedo Junior National East Championships in Knoxville. Walsh broke her own meet record she set last year at 1:54.48 as she also snuck under the national age group record for the 15-16 age group that was a 1:54.03 held by Dagny Knutson from December 2008.

This might not be the only NAG record Walsh breaks on the weekend as she has a potential to break other records on the weekend. Even her sister had a strong 50 free last night on the 200 medley relay and the two will go head to head in that event later tonight.

Walsh now holds the NAG record for the 13-14 and the 15-16 age group as she is still only in her sophomore year of high school. Walsh finished ahead of Olivia Carter (1:56.83) and Kelly Pash (1:58.02).

Katherine Douglass (1:58.12), Ella Nelson (1:59.39), Allie Raab (1:59.58), Hannah Foster (1:59.99) and Kathleen Golding competed in the championship final.

 Event 7  Women 200 Yard IM
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  SC Jrs Meet: J 1:54.48  12/08/16  Alexandra Walsh, Nashville A.C.
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals HyPts Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Alexandra Walsh  16 Nashville Aquati  1:56.08    1:54.02J 1027   20  
             25.52        53.97 (28.45)
        1:27.58 (33.61)     1:54.02 (26.44)
  2 Olivia Carter    17 Enfinity Aquatic  1:57.91    1:56.83   965   17  
             24.48        53.06 (28.58)
        1:28.81 (35.75)     1:56.83 (28.02)
  3 Kelly Pash       16 Carmel Swim Club  1:58.81    1:58.02   939   16  
             25.27        54.52 (29.25)
        1:29.83 (35.31)     1:58.02 (28.19)
  4 Katherine Dougl  16 Chelsea Piers Aq  1:58.32    1:58.12   937   15  
             25.08        55.19 (30.11)
        1:29.97 (34.78)     1:58.12 (28.15)
  5 Ella Nelson      16 Nashville Aquati  1:59.39    1:59.39   910   14  
             26.37        56.70 (30.33)
        1:30.89 (34.19)     1:59.39 (28.50)
  6 Allison Raab     17 Nashville Aquati  1:59.34    1:59.58   906   13  
             26.76        57.52 (30.76)
        1:31.74 (34.22)     1:59.58 (27.84)
  7 Hannah Foster    18 Mason Manta Rays  1:59.63    1:59.99   897   12  
             26.27        56.56 (30.29)
        1:31.69 (35.13)     1:59.99 (28.30)
 -- Kathleen Goldin  17 South Florida Aq  1:59.93         DQ
3 Comments

3 comments

  1. Kirsten Berg Woods

    We knew her when she was just a fast CT AG’er now she is a rockstar!- Gretchen too!!

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