Torri Huske Fires Warning Shot of 53.46 in 100 Freestyle at TAC Titans Premier Invitational

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Torri Huske Fires Warning Shot of 53.46 in 100 Freestyle at TAC Titans Premier Invitational

Much has been made about Torri Huske’s contender status for the Olympic Games in the 100-meter butterfly. Well, just to be sure she is not ignored in other disciplines, Huske made a statement on Friday night, while racing at the TAC Titans Premier Invitational.

A Stanford recruit, Huske unleashed a performance of 53.46 in the 100 freestyle to firmly establish herself as a challenger in the event for June’s Olympic Trials in Omaha. En route to her career-best time, Huske finished just shy of the National Age Group record in the 17-18 classification, which is owned by Simone Manuel at 53.25.

Huske was out in 25.51 and came home in 27.95, her 53-mid clocking providing a comfortable margin over fellow teenage star Claire Curzan, who was timed in 54.40. Curzan and Huske are among the favorites to qualify for the Tokyo Games in the 100 butterfly and while that event might be their best opportunity, they also possess vast skill in other areas.

With Huske going 53-point at this point in the season, there is reason to believe she can challenge the 53-second barrier by the time the Olympic Trials roll around. Meanwhile, she and Curzan will duel later this weekend in the 100 fly, a clash which will be viewed as a precursor to Omaha.

Huske also placed second in the 200 butterfly, which was won in impressive fashion by Charlotte Hook in 2:07.99. Huske checked in at 2:09.97. The men’s 100 freestyle went to Justin Ress, whose mark of 49.06 beat out the 49.84 of Coleman Stewart.