Claire Curzan Back at it Again with the Records, Eclipses National High School Mark in 100 Back

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Claire Curzan; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Moments after lowering her own 15-16 National Age Group record while also breaking the National High School record in the 100 fly, 15-year-old Claire Curzan wasted no time etching her name into the history books yet again.

While representing Cardinal Gibbons High School at the North Carolina 4A State Championships on Friday night, Curzan dropped a blazing 51.38 in the 100 back to eclipse Olivia Smoliga’s National High School record of 51.43 that had stood since 2012.

Her splits:

  • 50 back -24.98
  • 100 back – 51.38 (26.40)

Only a sophomore, Curzan’s time would currently rank seventh in the NCAA so far this season. Her best time in the event stands at 51.23 set in March 2019 and the 15-16 NAG record of 50.58 is held by Regan Smith.

The Cary, N.C. native made headlines at the 4A State Championships last year for breaking the 13-14 NAG 100 fly record as a freshman. She currently owns 11 National Age Group records – nine individual and two relays – across the 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16 age groups.

Curzan does her club swimming with the TAC Titans and is a member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team. At the 2019 World Junior Championships in Budapest, she earned silver in the 100m back, bronze in both the 50m fly and 100m fly, and gold as a member of Team USA’s 4x100m medley relay.

1 comment

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    Tracy

    Way to go Claire! Those were some awesome swims from start to finish