2021 TAC Titans Spring Invitational Meet
- May 14-16, 2021
- Cary, NC
- LCM (50m)
- Results on MeetMobile
Fresh off a successful first day of the TAC Spring Invite, where she broke the women’s World Jr Record in the LCM 50 freestyle, 16-year-old Claire Curzan was back in action tonight, taking down a Regan Smith backstroke National Age Group Record. Curzan swam just a single event today, the 100 back, which is rare for her, but seems to have paid off in this case. She got the ball rolling this morning, swimming a 1:00.08.
After her performances in the 50 free and 100 fly on Friday, it seemed likely Curzan would shed some time from her 59.37 lifetime best in finals. Curzan ended up not only swimming a personal best, she finished in 58.82, breaking 59 seconds for the first time in her career. The swim narrowly beat out Regan Smith‘s 15-16 girls NAG, which stood at 58.83 from 2018. Smith is the current World Record, World Jr Record, American Record, and 17-18 Girls NAG holder in the event with her personal best of 57.57, which she swam at the 2019 World Championships.
Additionally, Curzan moved up into the top 10 Americans all-time in the event, landing at #7, between Phoebe Bacon and Natalie Coughlin. With so many high-level meets currently in progress, it there’s a lot of times that need to be added to the database, however, as best I can tell, Curzan’s swim currently ranks 7th in the world this year.
Here is the current top 10 Americans all-time in the women’s 100 back: