Regan Smith Lowers 100 Backstroke National Age Group Mark Again

Photo Courtesy: Donna Nelson

Fourteen year old Regan Smith finished second in the 100 backstroke at the 2016 US Open tonight. Her runner up time of 1:00.26 lowered the National Age Group record she set this morning. Smith, who represents Riptide Swim Team, clocked a 1:00.31 this morning.

That time broke Missy Franklin‘s 13-14 girls record of 1:00.50. Franklin set that mark at Junior Nationals in 2009.

Prelims splits:

 2 Smith, Regan           14 Riptide Swim Tea  1:00.96    1:00.31  
    r:+0.49  29.23      1:00.31 (31.08)

Finals splits:

2 Smith, Regan           14 Riptide Swim Tea  1:00.31    1:00.26   17  
    r:+0.51  28.96      1:00.26 (31.30)

 

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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