Torri Huske Breaks Mary T. Meagher 15-16 National Age Group Record in 100 Fly

torri-huske-womens-200-breast-2019-usa-nationals-prelims-day-2-134
Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Editorial content for the 2019 USA Swimming National Championships coverage is sponsored by FORM Swim Goggles. See full event coverage. Follow FORM on Instagram at @FORMSwim #swimwithform FORM Swim-Logo

15-year-old Torri Huske continued her strong 2019 as she lowered the national age group record in the 100 fly on Friday night at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals in Palo Alto, California. Huske swam a 57.80 to take fourth place and also lowered the NAG record of Mary T. Meagher that had been on the books since 1981. Mary T’s record was a 57.93.

This is a huge milestone for Huske, who also broke the National High School record in the 100 fly in short course yards earlier this year. Huske was a 57.98 this morning to just miss Mary T’s record, who is often regarded as the greatest butterfly swimmer ever. That 57.93 was the world record until 1999 and had stood as the 15-16 NAG record until today.

She was recently announced as Swimming World’s High School Swimmer of the Year and graced the cover of the August issue.

Also in that A-Final was 15-year-old Claire Curzan, who also moved past Mary T on the all-time list. Curzan finished fifth in the 100 fly final at 57.87. The A-Final was a historic final for 15-16 girls as Lillie Nordmann placed sixth in the heat and also moved up to fourth on the all-time list at 57.96.

15-16 All-Time NAG Rankings:

  1. 57.80, Torri Huske, 2019
  2. 57.87, Claire Curzan, 2019
  3. 57.93, Mary T. Meagher, 1981
  4. 57.96, Lillie Nordmann, 2019
  5. 58.11, Cassidy Bayer, 2016
  6. 58.58, Eva Merrell, 2015
  7. 58.59, Regan Smith, 2018
  8. 58.79, Kelly Naze, 2010
  9. 58.89, Olivia Bray, 2018
  10. 58.93, Sam Woodward, 2007
Share and Tweet This Story

12 comments

  1. Diane Pavelin

    Meagher’s 57.93 was a world record at the time. She had shattered the old record of :59+ and bypassed :58 on the way to the record. To think it’s taken 38 years for anyone in that age group to go faster is a testament to how dominant she was.

    • Anne Emaus

      Diane Pavelin spot on! She was my hero!

    • avatar
      Robert

      Yes, Diane. Kudos for giving greater perspective to the significance of the record that was broken.

    • avatar
      Greg Deabler

      Congrats Tori, go Arlington Aquatics !

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial