13-year-old Alexis Wenger gets 100 breaststroke NAG at NCSAs night two

  3 Jared Anderson | March 19th, 2014 | Club, Featured, National, News

pinit fg en rect gray 28 13 year old Alexis Wenger gets 100 breaststroke NAG at NCSAs night two

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.

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  1. bobo gigi says:
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    Alexis Wenger is amazing since last month.
    I believe her PR was 1.04.38 before February.
    Now 1.00.98!
    Congrats to her.

  2. Carolyn Wenger says:
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    Alexis We Are so proud of you! Keep up the excellent swimming! The next 4 years will be positive for you!

    Love Mom & Dad

  3. christine wujek says:
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    Beyond proud of you !! This is the beginning of great things!! The Wujeks

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