Torri Huske Honored to Break Mary T. Meagher’s 1981 NAG Record (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

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Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Torri Huske broke a phenomenal barrier on night three of the 2019 Phillips 66 US National Championships when she took down the 15-16 100 fly National Age Group Record with a 57.80. That NAG record had stood since 1981 when legend Mary T. Meagher posted a 57.93 en route to what was then a World Record until 1999.

When asked what breaking this legendary record meant to her, Huske said she felt honored, especially when it is mentioned that both she and fellow teen star Claire Curzan (57.87) were both under the NAG record. Huske’s efforts qualified her for the World Junior Championships and she will travel to Budapest, Hungary later in August.

When asked about the youth superpower at the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships, Huske said it is really exciting to be a part of that.

Huske’s growth in the sport has been an explosion of power and strength, so much so that she was recently crowned Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year and featured on the cover of the August issue.

3 comments

  1. MK Mahoney

    Wow. I remember her setting that Mark. Mary T will always be the greatest. That time stood since 1981, 1981 folks… She was amazing

  2. Dave Hoover

    Great accomplishment but if Mary T had that suit and the 5th stroke to exploit that record would be unbroken for another 10-15 yrs. You won’t see another record last that long again..other than Mary T’s 200 fly records. ?