RACE VIDEO: Charlotte Hook Breaks 13-14 NAG Record With 1:55 200 Fly

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14-year-old Charlotte Hook blasted the 13-14 NAG record in the 200 fly on the final night of the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championships. Earlier in the night, Alex and Gretchen Walsh narrowly missed breaking NAG records of their own in the 200 breast and 100 free respectively. Hook finally broke a NAG record on Saturday night in Greensboro after two misses earlier in the night.

Hook dropped almost a full second off her best time in the 200 fly as she swam a 1:55.67, lowering the record from a 1:56.01 that was held by Katie Crom from earlier this year. Coming into the day, Hook’s best was a 1:56.62 from March 2018, and she was 6th all-time in the event. She swims at the same club team as Claire Curzan, who won the 100 fly and 200 back this weekend.

Hook passed some legendary names on the all-time list that include 1984 Olympic Champion Mary T. Meagher and current USA National team member Regan Smith. She also passed Dynamo Swim Club’s Tristen Ulett, who was seventh in the race tonight.

Hook won the final holding off a late charge from 15-year-old Grace Sheble (1:56.25) and South Florida’s Mary Smutny (1:56.69). Sheble’s time is not a best time as the 400 IM champ was a 1:55.82 in March this year.

Megan Deuel (1:57.96), Kelly Pash (1:58.27), Gabi Albiero (1:58.30) and Rachel Klinker (1:59.85) also swam in the A-Final.

13-14 All-Time Rankings:

  1. Charlotte Hook, 1:55.67 (2018)
  2. Katie Crom, 1:56.00 (2018)
  3. Cassidy Bayer, 1:56.01 (2013)
  4. Tristen Ulett, 1:56.07 (2017)
  5. Justina Kozan, 1:56.44 (2018)
  6. Regan Smith, 1:56.57 (2016)
  7. Mary T. Meagher, 1:56.58 (1979)
  8. Felicia Lee, 1:56.77 (2007)

 Event 33  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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  SC Jrs Meet: J 1:53.49  12/9/2017 Olivia Carter, Enfinity Aquatic
         Pool: P 1:51.11  3/21/2015 Kelsi Worrell, UOFL-KY
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals HyPts Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Charlotte Hook   14 TAC Titans-NC     1:56.63    1:55.67   933   20  
             26.12        55.02 (28.90)
        1:24.64 (29.62)     1:55.67 (31.03)
  2 Grace Sheble     15 NOVA of Virginia  1:56.63    1:56.25   923   17  
             26.42        56.12 (29.70)
        1:26.22 (30.10)     1:56.25 (30.03)
  3 Mary Smutny      18 South Florida Aq  1:58.36    1:56.69   915   16  
             26.61        56.19 (29.58)
        1:26.16 (29.97)     1:56.69 (30.53)
  4 Megan Deuel      16 Victor Swim Club  1:58.51    1:57.96   893   15  
             27.05        57.98 (30.93)
        1:28.12 (30.14)     1:57.96 (29.84)
  5 Kelly Pash       17 Carmel Swim Club  1:59.08    1:58.27   887   14  
             26.98        56.98 (30.00)
        1:27.50 (30.52)     1:58.27 (30.77)
  6 Gabi Albiero     16 Cardinal Aquatic  1:57.76    1:58.37   886   13  
             26.84        56.53 (29.69)
        1:27.68 (31.15)     1:58.37 (30.69)
  7 Tristen Ulett    16 Dynamo Swim Club  1:58.88    1:59.20   871   12  
             26.36        56.27 (29.91)
        1:27.12 (30.85)     1:59.20 (32.08)
  8 Rachel Klinker   18 Lexington Dolphi  1:57.36    1:59.85   860   11  
             26.96        56.85 (29.89)
        1:28.01 (31.16)     1:59.85 (31.84)

5 comments

  1. Tichler Krisztián

    Don’t call itt 200 fly, it is 183 fly, very misleading.

  2. Brooke Lee

    Katie Crom from MVN actually held that record, this year
    1:56.00

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      Andy Ross

      Thank you. For some reason USA Swimming did not have that swim on their top times list.

  3. avatar

    GREAT JOB CHARLOTTE, We are all proud of you.