Torri Huske Nearly Breaks Pair of 17-18 NAG Records at 18 & Under Winter Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Torri Huske made the first event of the The 2020 18 & Under Winter Championships a fast one.

The Arlington Aquatic Club swimmer won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.43, just 11 hundredths of a second off the national age group record of 21.32 set by Simone Manuel in 2015.

The meet is taking place through Dec. 13 at several sites around the country, run in virtual style as the U.S. Open was. Huske was competing at the Sterling, Virginia, site.

NCAP’s Camille Spink was second in 22.65.

Huske then won the 100 butterfly in 50.29, just a tenth off of the 17-18 NAG set by Olivia Bray last year. It was nearly three seconds ahead of the field.

Other winners in Sterling included MAKO’s Anthony Grimm, who won the boys 50 free in 19.99 NCAP’s Eleanor Sun won the 200 breast (2:16.82). Toby Barnett won the boys 200 breast (2:00.56). NCAP’s Landon Gentry won the boys 100 fly (46.41).

These weren’t the first big swims for Torri Huske in 2020.

Huske had a strong U.S. Open meet last month:

She won the U.S. Open title in the 100 freestyle, finishing in 54.04, finishing ahead of Gretchen Walsh (54.37), Claire Curzan (54.93) and Mallory Comerford (55.21).

Huske closed her meet with a seventh-place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:14.03).

Huske opened with a second-place overall finish in the 200-meter individual medley. Her time of 2:11.18 trailed only Madisyn Cox (2:10.49) and was ahead of Kathleen Baker (2:12.97).

Just 11 minutes later, Huske took ninth in the 50 freestyle overall with a 25.72.

On the second day, Huske swam the 100 butterfly and finished second overall in 57.36, trailing only Claire Curzan (56.61), finishing ahead of Kate Douglass (57.43), MacNeil (57.75), who won the world championship in the event in 2019, and Regan Smith (58.09).

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