NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar has broken his second 15-16 National Age Group Record of the 2013 NCSA Junior National Championships with a 1:44.03 in the 200 yard IM. That takes more than a second off of the 1:45.17 set by Gunnar Bentz last year.
Seliskar was already the second-fastest in the age group’s history, as he came into the meet seeded at 1:45.21.
|Bentz – 2012||22.70 Fly||26.81 Back||30.53 Breast||25.13 free||1:45.17|
|Seliskar – 2013||23.01 Fly||26.20 Back||29.25 Breast||25.57 free||1:44.03|
Bentz himself is an outstanding breaststroker, but Seliskar swims that race far-and-away better than any 15-16 we’ve ever seen.As compared to Bentz’s swim from Short Course Nationals in December, the biggest difference for Seliskar was through the middle two legs; especially the breaststroke where Seliskar split a 29.25.
The scary math: Seliskar is only a high school sophomore, and this time would have placed him 11th at last year’s NCAA Championship meet. He also is the National Age Group Record holder in the 100 breaststroke (53.26) and the 200 breaststroke (1:54.87).
If you want to know where every top 10 team will be making their first calls on July 1, 2014: look no further than Andrew Seliskar.