16-Yr-Old Torri Huske Wins 200 IM/50 FR on Night 5 of NCSA Summer JNats

2019 NCSA JUNIOR NATIONALS

  • Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • LCM format
  • Prelims 8:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live results available on Meet Mobile under “2019 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships”

On the closing night of the 2019 NCSA Summer Junior Nationals, 16-year-old Arlington swimmer Torri Huske earned 2 more titles during the evening finals session.

Huske’s first win was in the 200 IM, where she swam to a 2:13.22 lifetime best. Her time has now climbed to #12 all-time in the 15-16 age group. Runner-up Arabella Sims of Sandpipers of Nevada (SAND) stopped the clock in a 2:16.96, which ranks #18 all-time in 13-14 age group history. Ensworth’s Alex Massey took third place with a 2:18.60.

Huske then switched gears into the 50 free where she held off fellow 16-year-old Fox Valley’s Mckenna Stone to win 25.60 to 25.81. Huske’s lifetime best of 25.42 ranks #16 all-time in 15-16 age group history. Stone’s 25.81 runner-up time bumped her to #56 in the age group ranks. Greenwich YWCA’s Kaitlin Hazlett took third place with a 25.95, securing the 2020 Trials cut.

More Night 5 Highlights:

Heading into the women’s 1500 free, 16-year-old Fox Valley swimmer Rachel Stege earned another distance title with a 16:33.94, ranking #41 all-time in the 15-16 age group. SAND teammates 13-year-old Kathryn Grimes (16:41.51) and 14-year-old Paige Kuwata (16:46.63) now rank #28 and #42 all-time in the 13-14 age group with their top 3 finishes.

On the men’s side, Fox Valley swimmer Connor Boyle won the 50 free splash-n-dash with a 23.11, just 0.08s ahead of East Coast’s Cason Wilburn (23.19). Boyle now is the 17th-fastest performer in 15-16 age group history. Meanwhile, SAND’s Dylan Becker won the men’s 1500 free with a time of 15:28.31, which bumps him to #68 on the 17-18 all-time ranks.

More Night 5 Winners:

  • Men’s 200 IM: Tyler Edlefson (Sandpipers of Nevada)- 2:03.77
  • Women’s 50 Back: Aris Runnels (NCAP)- 29.13
  • Men’s 50 Back: Jaden Olson (CWAC)- 26.00
  • Women’s 400 Medley Relay: NCAP (Runnels, Johnson, Sebring, Spink)- 4:15.51
  • Men’s 400 Medley Relay: Katy Aquatic Team (Boyle, Rudd, Ahn, Mitchell)- 3:49.90

Final Team Scores:

Top 5 Combined

  1. Nation’s Capital- 2153.50 points
  2. Academy Bullets- 1095.50 points
  3. Katy Aquatic Team- 1071.50 points
  4. Sandpipers of Nevada- 1070.50 points
  5. Fox Valley- 1037.50 points

Top 5 Women

  1. Nation’s Capital- 1337.50 points
  2. Academy Bullets- 785.50 points
  3. Sandpipers of Nevada- 710 points
  4. Suburban Seahawks- 547.50 points
  5. Santa Clara- 509 points

Top 5 Men

  1. Nation’s Capital- 816 points
  2. Katy Aquatic Team- 713.50 points
  3. Fox Valley- 602.50 points
  4. Chicago Wolfpack- 586.50 points
  5. Oly Swimming- 488 points

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Bobo Gigi

Hopefully Huske and Stege will perform at their best at world juniors. They have swum many races in the last 15 days. Impressive summer for both girls so far.

Veritas

What an incredible meet by all the athletes! There were a reported 39 Olympic Trial Cuts-13 of them coming from the Sandpipers of Nevada!!

Sharkbait

The NCSA Juniors Meet is often labeled as less competitive vs the USAS Jr Nats and doesn’t always get the respect it should. It was a very fast meet this year and many events posted faster and deeper quality than the meet at Stanford this week – just look at the women’s 1500 free last night! Indy posted the overall fastest time and 4 Olympic Trials qualifiers!!

Dan

But also had pretty poor display of sportsmanship with an athlete in men’s 1500. Swimmer went after the 400 OT cut to open the 1500 and missed, then continued on to cool down for 10 minutes (in his lane) while stopping for pictures and generally distracting behavior. Why didn’t he just get out of the water and go to cool down pool?

Sharkbait

While I agree that this type of behavior is inappropriate for an athlete at any national event, it’s not controlled by the event. My statement was purely about the quality of the NCSA meet this year, and how impressive the majority of athletes performed. The meet was held at a fantastic facility, organized and ran well by the NCSA entity, brought in many quality teams, and produced some great races and results!

William Wallace

Curious-
Does NCSA offer HIGH POINT?

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