14-Year-Old Sheehan Lowers Newly-Minted Puerto Rican Record In Women’s 50 Fly


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14-year-old Miriam Sheehan already broke her own Puerto Rican National Record in this morning’s heats of the women’s 50m fly at the World Junior Championships and she’s done it again in the semi-finals.

Tonight in Budapest, Sheehan popped a time of 26.74 to drop .08 off of her morning swim of 26.82 and claim the 5th seed headed into tomorrow night’s final. This evening’s effort represents her 2nd venture under the 27-second barrier, along with her prelim time.

Sheehan’s meet entry time was put in at 27.59, however, according to the Puerto Rican federation, she went 27.39 on June 22nd of this year to set the former national record.

Sheehan was formerly under American nationality before representing Puerto Rico. As a 10&U swimmer, Sheehan was an unstoppable force and broke numerous NAGs in both SCY and LCM pools. Her 7 NAGs in the fly/back events have yet to be broken today. If Sheehan were still to represent the USA, she would have been the 2nd-fastest 14-year-old 50 fly performer in the last decade.

In the last year, Sheehan has made her mark in the Puerto Rican national age and senior records. She currently holds five SCM and nine LCM 13-14 age group records in sprint free/fly/back. Along with her 50 fly national record, Sheehan also holds the 50 back LCM record at 29.24.

Nick Pecoraro contributed to this report.

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13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

A years supply of paper towels for Miriam .

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