Torri Huske Continues Torrid Stretch With NAG (17-18) in 100-Yard Butterfly

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Torri Huske Continues Torrid Streak With NAG (17-18) in 100-Yard Butterfly

It’s been quite a run for Torri Huske over the past few weeks. First, the Stanford recruit and Olympic hopeful took down the national high school record in the 100-yard butterfly. On Thursday night, while racing at the Potomac Valley Championship Series, Huske lowered her own National Age Group record in the 100 fly when she touched the wall in 49.70. That effort bettered the 49.75 Huske posted for her scholastic mark.

Huske was out in 22.80 and came home in 26.90 for her record performance, which gave Huske a win of more than three seconds. She also checked in with a winning time of 21.39 in the 50 freestyle. That effort would have placed third at Thursday night’s NCAA Championships, where Virginia’s Kate Douglass won in 21.13, followed by Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil in 21.17.

When Huske arrives in Omaha in June for the United States Olympic Trials, she will be a contender for a bid to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 100 fly her best event. The last few weeks, although in a short-course format, have shown that Huske is continually improving and is building momentum for this all-important summer.

The NAG record in the 15-16 classification is actually faster than what Huske managed. Claire Curzan owns that record at 49.51, and will be a main challenger of Huske’s at the Olympic Trials.