Beata Nelson, Junya Koga Scorch 100 Backs at Arena Grand Prix in Minnesota (Race Videos)

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MINNESOTA – Beata Nelson and Junya Koga smoked the 100 backs at the Arena Grand Prix in Minnesota. Here are the race videos courtesy of USA Swimming.

Women’s 100 back

Southwest’s Beata Nelson just missed her second 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record in as many days. Just a day after racing to a sizzling 51.08 in the 100-yard fly, Nelson scorched the pool with a 51.67.

The 16-year-old just missed Rachel Bootsma’s record of 51.53 from 2010, but is definitely making herself into one of the recruits to watch in upcoming recruiting cycles.

Dominique Bouchard placed second in 52.33 with Aquajets’ Zoe Avestruz taking third with a 52.82 for her second bronze of the night.

Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis (53.22), Megan Romano (53.39), Mickayla Hinkle (53.75), Annie Ochitwa (53.99) and Tevyn Waddell (54.92) also competed in the A finale.

Stanford’s Maya DiRado won the B final in 53.16 with Marie-Pier Couillard (54.00) and Hurricane’s Katie Hoff (54.47) taking second and third.

Santa Clara’s Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou (54.86), Regan Smith (55.04), Katelyn Holmquist (55.37), Mission Viejo’s Katie McLaughlin (55.60) and Brooke Zeiger (56.15) also had times in the consolation heat.

A final

B final

C final

D final

Men’s 100 back

Club Wolverine’s Junya Koga nearly broke the top 10 all time in the 100-yard back with a blistering time of 44.86 for the win.

His teammate Miguel Ortiz, continued to do what you have to do to challenge for the overall points title and that is podium. He earned his third medal with a silver-winning 45.94.

Badger’s James Wells wound up third overall in 46.19, while Ryan Harty snared fourth in 47.23.

Daryl Turner (47.62), En-wei Hu-Van Wright (47.80), Eric Ress (48.86) and Christopher Johnson (49.07) placed fifth through eighth overall.

Michael Andrew topped the B final in 48.67, while Austin Surhoff touched second in 49.11

Stephen Seliskar (49.12), Alex Toetz (49.34), Carl Newenhouse (49.42), Alex Walton (49.65), Cole Bateman (49.67) and Noah Busch (50.38) closed out the consolation field.

A final

B final

C final

D final