Daniel Diehl Nearly Breaks Michael Andrew’s 100 Free 13-14 NAG, Goes 44.00

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After shattering Michael Andrew‘s 100 back 13-14 NAG record yesterday with a 47.44, 14-year-old Daniel Diehl of Cumberland YMCA hit a lifetime best 44.00 today in the 100 free.

Taking a few tenths off of his old best (44.31), Diehl is closing fast on Andrew’s 100 free NAG record of 43.90 from 2014. Winning the event by seven seconds in the 13-14 division today, Diehl was out in 20.84 and came home in 23.16 on the back-half. While he wasn’t quite as fast as Andrew, he’s still one of just four 13-14s to ever go under 45 seconds, and he’s now over eight-tenths ahead of #3 in history, Ryan Hoffer.

TOP 13-14 PERFORMERS IN U.S. HISTORY – 100 FREE

  1. Michael Andrew – 43.90 (2014)
  2. Daniel Diehl – 44.00 (2020)
  3. Ryan Hoffer – 44.81 (2013)
  4. Daniel Krueger – 44.83 (2014)
  5. Jack Dolan – 45.16 (2015)

Later in the session, Diehl raced to the win in the 100 fly, clocking a lifetime best of 48.85 to erase his old best of 49.75. He was out in 22.87 and split a 25.98 on the back-half. In 13-14 history, Diehl now ranks as the #6 performer ever.

TOP 13-14 PERFORMERS IN U.S. HISTORY – 100 FLY

  1. Michael Andrew – 46.95 (2014)
  2. Aiden Hayes – 47.78 (2017)
  3. Will Hayon/Ronald Dalmacio/Thomas Heilman – 48.81 (2019/2019/2020)
  4. Daniel Diehl – 48.85 (2020)

Yesterday, in addition to his 100 back NAG record, Diehl went a lifetime best 20.38 to become the #5 performer in 13-14 history. Last weekend, Diehl broke the NAG record in the 200 free by a second-and-a-half, swimming 1:36.75.

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PFA
4 days ago

Holly smokes

PFA
4 days ago

Crazy to think that these NAG’s could be traded between between Heilman and diehl for a bit!

swimfan210_
Reply to  PFA
4 days ago

Diehl ages up very soon (I’m guessing by the end of the month) while Heilman still has more than a year left, still, both of them are great swimmers.

Swimgeek
Reply to  swimfan210_
3 days ago

Heilman has almost TWO more years. He just turned 13

PVSFree
4 days ago

I am slow

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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