2019 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – EAST
- December 11th-14th, 2019
- Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center, Atlanta, Georgia
- SCY (25y) Course
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TAC Titans swimmer Claire Curzan is now 2-for-2 in individual swims and NAG records at this meet. After taking down Gretchen Walsh‘s 50 free NAG record in the 15-16 age group last night with a 21.77, she returned tonight to dominate the 100 fly with a 50.87. Her time erases Beata Nelson‘s NAG of 51.08, done in 2014.
While it’s a 15-16 NAG record, this isn’t the fastest Curzan’s ever been. Her best time is a 50.64, done this past March before she turned 15, and that time stands as the 13-14 NAG record. This is her second time under 51 seconds, and other than these two performances, she’s only ever been 51.60. Meanwhile, Curzan is the only 15-16 swimmer in history to have broken 51 seconds.
Curzan is now the SCY age group record-holder in (or as part of):
- 11-12 50 fly
- 11-12 100 fly
- 13-14 50 free
- 13-14 100 free
- 13-14 100 fly
- 13-14 200 free relay
- 13-14 200 medley relay
- 15-16 100 fly
- 15-16 50 free
Though she has over a year in the age group, her best time (from age 14) would rank fourth on the 17-18 historical rankings. Her time tonight would be fifth. Only Curzan (as a 13-14 age grouper and a 15-16 age grouper), along with Olivia Bray (50.19), Kate Douglass (50.30), Regan Smith (50.45), and Isabel Ivey (50.82) have broken 51 seconds when it comes to American 18 & unders. Douglass and Ivey hadn’t broken 51 until college, though.
Curzan’s swim tonight also destroys Regan Smith’s meet record of 51.73 from 2016.
|1||50.87||Claire Curzan||NC||TAC||2019 U.S. Winter Junior Championships||12/13/2019||Atlanta|
|2||51.08||Beata Nelson||WI||SWAT||2014 Grand Prix at Minneapolis||11/20/2014||Minneapolis|
|3||51.29||Torri Huske||PV||UN||2019 PV OB VHSL Class 6 State||2/15/2019||Fairfax|
|5||51.63||Regan Smith||MN||RIPT||2018 LE Speedo Sectionals||3/23/2018||Akron|
|6||51.75||Grace Oglesby||KY||UN||2015 KY KHSAA Championships||2/27/2015||Louisville|
|7||51.78||Katie McLaughlin||PC||UN||2014 CA OB CIF-SS Division 1||5/13/2014||Riverside|
|8||51.88||Emma Sticklen||GU||UN||2019 ST UIL 6A State Meet||2/15/2019||Austin|