Ally Howe Lowers Her National HS 100 Backstroke Record

Ally Howe, a senior at Sacred Heart Prep, has broken the National Independent High School Record in the 100 yard backstroke once again. During prelims of California’s Central Coast Section Championships, Howe swam a 51.84, which broke the National Independent High School Record held by the defending World and Olympic Champion Missy Franklin. Today during finals, she lowered her record to 51.54 during the finals of the CIF Central Coast Section Championships.

She just missed the overall National High School Record held by Olivia Smoliga at 51.43 from 2012.

The Stanford commit also won the girls 200 IM with a 1:57.75.

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8 years ago

Great swim indeed!!! 🙂

8 years ago

How good is Stanford going to be? A 400 Medley relay of incoming freshman (Ally Howe, Heidi Poppe, Janet Hu, Simone Manual) have a cumulative best time of 3:30.22. That would have been 4th at NCAA’s this year. And that doesn’t include any relay starts. And they are all high school times.

Reply to  Swimfan
8 years ago

And Engel doesn’t even get on that relay. Scary.

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Heidi Poppe broke the minute barrier in the 100 breast.
Ally Howe is on fire on backstroke.
I think Stanford coach Gregg Mehan is feeling very good this weekend. 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Talking about Greg Meehan, I’ve found a little video in which he talks about each of his future recruits.
They can update some PBs. 🙂

Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

But will they be able to produce the same times or better next year… that is the question that is yet to be answered…

8 years ago

Also of note, five individual sectional records were set (2 by Howe as mentioned above) 2 by Curtis Ogren and 1 by Andrew Liang along with two National Independent High School records (Howe’s mentioned above) and Curtis Ogren breaking his own 200 IM record 1:44.90

Reply to  Coach
8 years ago

Go to sleep, Tony Batis

Carl Poppe
8 years ago

Ally!!!! You are so amazing! Poppe family

Carl Poppe
Reply to  Carl Poppe
8 years ago

Super Amazing Ally!! Poppe family

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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