4 Meet Records and 1 NAG Fall On Day 3 of Cary Sectionals


  • March 7-10, 2019
  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Raleigh, NC
  • SCY Format
  • Live Results

Day 3 of the Cary Sectionals featured more records being broken. Four meet records, three top 10 all-time age group rankings, one NAG, and one No. 4 fastest recorded time ever were set.

The record-setting day kicked off with Riptide’s Regan Smith‘s dominant 100 back prelims time of 49.74. Her time dominated Kathleen Baker’s 2014 meet record of 51.51. This mark also set a new 17-18 NAG and ranks as the No. 4 fastest time in the event by an American woman.

Ashley Twichell, representing TAC Titans, set a new meet record in the prelims of the 500 free. Her time of 4:40.00 crushed the 2003 mark of 4:42.89. Twichell scratched from finals, which was later won by Marlins of Raleigh’s Adrianna Cera (4:52.95).

Into the finals session, Charlotte Hook set a meet record in the 200 fly with a 1:53.70. The TAC Titans swimmer now ranks No. 4 all-time for girls 15-16 in the event.

The women’s 50 free was stacked with record-holders. After breaking the girls 13-14 100 fly NAG, Claire Curzan, another TAC Titans swimmer, swam a blistering 22.01 winning time. Her time is now No. 2 for  girls 13-14 and No. 3 for girls 16&U all-time. In the same race, Regan Smith finished in second with a 22.51 while Abigail Arens took third in a 22.96.

After sprinting in the 50 free, Abigail Arens switched gears for the 200 breast final. The Marlins of Raleigh swimmer broke the 2015 meet record of 2:09.32 with a lifetime best of 2:08.06. Her time still remaines No.4 all-time for girls 15-16 in the event. However Arens’ time is now No.14 all-time for an 18&U female in the event.

Into the women’s 100 back, Regan Smith was gunning for the American record. However, Smith finished in a 49.77, which is the No. 5 fastest time in the event. Behind her, Claire Curzan set another No. 2 time in the 13-14 rankings with a 51.58. Finishing third in the event was Charlotte Hook, whose time of 52.85 is No. 35 all-time in the 15-16 rankings.

More winners from day 3 finals include:

  • Noah Henderson (Star Aquatics)- 200 fly, 1:45.47
  • Christopher Mayes (Hammerhead Aquatics)- 50 free, 19.79
  • Christopher Mikuta (Swim GSA)- 200 breast, 1:59.58
  • Tyler Silver (Unattached)- 100 back, 47.67
  • Tanner Hering (Swim GSA)- 500 free, 4:25.39

Top 5 Team Scores After Day 3

Women’s Scores

  1. TAC Titans- 686 pts
  2. Marlins of Raleigh- 392 pts
  3. Riptide- 301 pts
  4. South Carolina Swim Club- 166 pts
  5. Mecklenburg Swim Association- 81 pts

Men’s Scores

  1. TAC Titans- 417 pts
  2. Marlins of Raleigh- 311.5 pts
  3. North Carolina Aquatic Club- 283 pts
  4. Athens Bulldog Swim Club- 164.5 pts
  5. Swim GSA- 134 pts

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1 year ago

Crazy fast times in all of these meets can’t wait for NCAAs

PK Doesn’t Like His Long Name
1 year ago

Curzan 47.67 for the NAG in the 100 free

1 year ago

I believe Regan Smith just broke the 200 back American Record. 1:47.16

Wild Bill
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1 year ago



Old record –

Kathleen Baker (Cal)
2018 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 17, 2018 / Columbus, Ohio

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