Watch Lilly King Smash Amanda Beard’s 17-18 NAG Record in 200 Breast (Race Video)

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Indiana’s Lilly King took down a 15-year-old U.S. National Age Group record in the 17-18 age division in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke en route to winning the national title at the 2015 USA Swimming Winter Nationals.

King threw down a scorching time of 2:24.47 for the win, breaking the 2000 mark of 2:25.35 set by Amanda Beard. That was the oldest 17-18 girls long course meter record as Kasey Carlson’s 2009 mark of 1:05.75 in the 100-meter breast is now the oldest in the books. The time also vaulted King up to 19th in the world rankings.

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Minnesota’s Kierra Smith took second tonight in 2:24.60 with Tennessee’s Molly Hannis taking third in 2:25.81.

Indiana’s Miranda Tucker (2:26.08), TSC’s Martha McCabe (2:26.51), California’s Marina Garcia Urzainqui (2:30.26), SMU’s Rachel Nicol (2:30.47) and Stina Colleou (2:30.81) made up the rest of the championship heat.

NYAC’s Breeja Larson took the B final title in 2:28.44 with Michigan’s Emily Kopas placing second in 2:29.67.  Greta Leberfinger snared third in 2:31.46.

California’s Maija Roses won the C final in 2:32.58 with Canyons’ Nikol Popov just behind in 2:32.66.  Venezuela’s Mercedes Toledo took third in 2:33.06.

2 comments

  1. Hope Hayward

    Congrats Lilly King and Miranda Tucker!!!

    • Lilly King

      Thanks Hope! Miss you!