15-Year-Old Noah Cakir Drops 54.79 100 Breast At STAR Short Course Invitational

2022 STAR Short Course Invitational

  • December 1-4, 2022
  • Buffalo, N.Y.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Meet Central
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2022 STAR Short Course Invitational”

STAR Swimming played host to clubs in the tri-state area last weekend in Buffalo, and Team Suffolk swimmer Noah Cakir stole the show with six individual victories and several highly-ranked times.

Cakir, 15, most notably clocked a blistering time of 54.79 in the 100 breaststroke, making him the 13th-fastest 15-year-old male in U.S. history.

Cakir came into the meet with a personal best time of 55.94, set in April, and dipped under that with a 55.93 prelim swim before taking off well over a second in the final. In addition to becoming the 13th-fastest 15-year-old ever, he also cracks the top 100 in the boys’ 15-16 age group, moving into a tie for 78th.

In the 200 breast, Cakir brought his PB down from 2:02.39 to 2:00.94, becoming the 39th-fastest 15-year-old of all-time.

He also moved into 63rd all-time in the 200 IM (1:49.94), and added best times in the 200 free (1:40.61), 500 free (4:33.86), 100 back (50.56), 200 fly (1:50.49) and 400 IM (3:56.52). In the 400 IM, he notably swam that time in the heats before being disqualified in the final.

Cakir is now in Greensboro at the Winter Junior Championships – East, having placed 51st in the 200 IM prelims on Thursday morning in a time of 1:51.33.

His Team Suffolk teammate Pierre Leroy, 17, had a strong showing in Buffalo, hitting five new best times including a 15:48.43 showing in the boys’ 1650 freestyle. The time ranks him 14th among 17-year-olds in the 2022-23 season.

On the girls’ side, Buffalo Area Aquatics’ Lauren Golden, 14, reset her best time in the 50 freestyle, clocking 24.04 to rank tied for 31st this season in the girls’ 13-14 age group.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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