Beata Nelson from Verona High School just southwest of Madison has crushed the National Age Group Record held by Janet Hu in the 100 yard fly at the Wisconsin Division I High School State Championship meet on Saturday.
Nelson swam a 52.06 to win the race. That broke the 100 fly State Championship Record, set by Brookfield East’s Sarah Wanezek in 54.55, and also broke Janet Hu’s National Age Group Record of 52.40 set in 2012.
For the 15-year old Nelson, her best time coming into this year’s championship season was a 53.36 at spring’s NCSA Junior National Championship meet.
Nelson just turned 15 within the last couple of months, and is already the fastest 15-16 in the history of this event. Maybe what’s even more impressive is that she also broke the Pool Record at the Wisconsin Natatorium, which is a collegiate pool.
Nelson switched her events a bit at this year’s meet after breaking State Records in the 50 free and 100 back last year as a freshman.
She trains her club swimming for the YMCA of Dane County Swim Team. For those curious, her best long course meters time in the 100 fly is a 1:02.82.
A full recap of the meet will be available at its conclusion.