Alex Shackell Jumps To 15th In Girls’ 13-14 Age Group With 1:00.34 100 Fly

2021 SPEEDO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS — GREENSBORO

Carmel Swim Club’s Alex Shackell dropped nearly three tenths off her personal best time in the women’s 100 butterfly during Thursday’s preliminary session at the Greensboro site of the 2021 Summer Championships, moving up to 15th all-time in the girls’ 13-14 age group.

Shackell, 14, produced a time of 1:00.34 in the event, lowering her previous best of 1:00.63 set in May at the MAC North Texas Senior Meet in Mansfield, TX.

That swim had ranked her 24th in age group history, and her clocking Thursday morning in Greensboro sees her overtake some notable names in the all-time rankings, including 2020 Olympic medalists Katie McLaughlin (1:00.39) and Regan Smith (1:00.43).

All-Time Rankings, Girls’ 13-14 100m Butterfly (LCM)

  1. Claire Curzan (TAC), 58.61 – 2019
  2. Kendyl Stewart (NCA), 59.51 – 2009
  3. Mary Meagher (UN), 59.71 – 1979
  4. Felicia Lee (NBAC), 59.72 – 2006
  5. Cassidy Bayer (NCAP), 59.75 – 2014
  6. Justina Kozan (BREA), 59.89 – 2018
  7. Lucy Bell (FAST), 59.90 – 2019
  8. Miriam Sheehan (UN), 1:00.01 – 2019
  9. Elizabeth Pelton (NBAC), 1:00.05 – 2008
  10. Elaine Breeden (KYA) / Tess Howley (LIAC), 1:00.09 – 2003 / 2019
  11. Dana Vollmer (FAST) / Eva Merrell (AZOT), 1:00.11 – 2001 / 2014
  12. Olivia Bray (GATR), 1:00.21 – 2016
  13. Alex Shackell (CSC), 1:00.34 – 2021

Shackell will be the youngest swimmer in tonight’s ‘A’ final in Greensboro by two years, with the next-youngest being 16-year-old Tess Howley (tied for 10th on the all-time 13-14 list), who advanced fifth in 1:00.50.

Shackell sits third overall behind Planter Swim Aquatics’ Sara Stotler (1:00.23) and Columbus Aquatics’ Leah Gingrich (1:00.31).

Earlier in the meet, Shackell placed fifth in the final of the 200 fly, lowering her best time down to 2:14.44, and added a 16th-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:05.30). She also led off Carmel’s third-place-finishing 400 free relay in 57.86, with her 100 free PB standing at 56.36.

Click here for a full recap from Day 3 prelims in Greensboro.

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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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