Torri Huske Continues Roll With 200 Butterfly Title at Potomac Valley Champs


Torri Huske Continues Toll With 200 Butterfly Title at Potomac Valley Champs

The Potomac Valley Swimming Short Course Championships has been the playground of Torri Huske over the past few days, so her latest victory came as no surprise. On Saturday night, Huske contested the 200-yard butterfly and came away with her latest dominant win, as she clocked 1:53.71 to prevail by more than two seconds.

Headed for Stanford University, Huske finished ahead of Mackenzie McConagha, who recorded a time of 1:56.10. Huske’s time would have placed her sixth in the event at the NCAA Championships, which are being held simultaneously in Greensboro, North Carolina. With Huske on the roster next year, among other additions, Stanford figures to be back in the team-championship hunt.

Prior to winning the 200 fly, Huske used the PVS Champs to break her own National Age Group record in the 100 butterfly, while also notching victories in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle. A challenger for an Olympic berth to this summer’s Olympic Games in the 100 butterfly, Huske’s versatility will be a welcome addition for Stanford coach Greg Meehan.

In other action, the Nation’s Capital tandem of Paige McKenna and Sophie Duncan went gold-silver in the 500 freestyle, with McKenna placing first in 4:43.04. Duncan followed in 4:45.74.