Torri Huske Closes Potomac Valley Champs With Another NCAA A-Final Worthy Performance


Torri Huske Closes Potomac Valley Champs With Another NCAA A-Final Worthy Performance

Wrapping up an impressive weekend, Torri Huske posted another performance at the Potomac Valley Swimming Short Course Championships on Sunday that would have qualified for the A-Final at NCAAs. Huske, who is a Stanford University recruit, concluded her meet by claiming victories in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley.

Huske’s first win on Sunday arrived in the 100 freestyle, where she was timed in 47.80 and was followed to the wall by a trio of 16-year-olds who cracked the 50-second barrier. Huske went out in 22.63 and came home in 25.17 to register a sub-48 effort. Huske’s time would have placed eighth at the NCAA Championships. Katherine Helms was the runnerup in 49.30, with Erin Gemmell (49.44) and Camille Spink (49.56) placing third and fourth.

An event later, Huske got to the wall first in the 200 medley, where she was timed in 1:56.31, more than three seconds ahead of the 1:59.57 of Sophie Duncan. At the recent Virginia 6A Championships, Huske went 1:53.73 in the 200 individual medley, a time that would have been third at the NCAA Champs.

Earlier in the meet, Huske clamed victories in the 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly to complement a record-breaking outing in the 100 butterfly. In the 100 fly, which is Huske’s best chance to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, she lowered her own National Age Group record to 49.70.

University of Texas recruit Anthony Grimm was tops in the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.00. Other winners included Mackenzie McConagha, who beat the field in the women’s 200 backstroke with a time of 1:55.07, and J.T. Ewing, whose 1:44.41 mark was quickest in the men’s 200 backstroke.