Grosse Point Gators (Michigan) 13-year-old Alexis Wenger took down the second National Age Group record of 2014 NCSA Juniors, winning the “B” final of the 100 breast in 1:00.98.
That was a drop of almost a full second for Wenger, and 1.8 seconds faster than she went in prelims. Wenger got the dreaded 9th place this morning, missing the “A” final and coming back as the big target everyone in the consolation heat was chasing. But Wenger made the absolute best of it, capitalizing on clean water to rush out to a big lead.
Wenger split 28.30 going out and came home in 32.68, so there definitely appears to be even more time for her to drop as her back half starts to come around more. On the younger end of the age group, Wenger now has over a full calendar year to better that record.
The old mark was the oldest 13-14 NAG on record, set by Megan Quann 16 years ago in 1998. For those keeping score at home, that means Wenger wasn’t yet born when the record she would eventually break was first set.