Huske Drops 48.1 100 Free, Bacon Goes 1:51.9 200 Back at NCAP Invite


  • December 12th-15th, 2019
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • SCY (25y) pool
  • Psych Sheets
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Arlington Aquatic Club’s Torri Huske and NCAP’s Phoebe Bacon continued to put up big swims on the last day of the 2019 NCAP Invitational in College Park.

In the 100 free, Huske dropped a 48.19 to win by almost a full second. That’s a lifetime best for her, taking out her old best of 48.70 from this past spring. Now, she ranks 21st in the 17-18 age group, which she just aged up into a week or so ago. Long Island Aquatic Club’s Chloe Stepanek touched in second (49.06), while 15-year-old Camille Spink of NCAP was third at 49.18.

Bacon, meanwhile, won the 200 back with a 1:51.97, off of her lifetime best 1:50.71. Second went to NCAP’s Caroline Bentz (1:57.07). It’s Bacon’s best time so far in the 17-18 age group, and she ranks 22nd in the age group now, a hundredth ahead of Olympian Katie Hoff. In the men’s race, NCAP’s Noah Rutberg took the win at 1:45.76, though he was a touch quicker in the morning (1:45.38). NCAP’s Brett Feyerick took second in 1:46.98.

In the 1000 free, NCAP’s Paige McKenna took four seconds off of her personal best to dominate the 1000 free, clocking a 9:31.93 to beat teammate Chase Travis (9:38.86). McKenna’s now tenth all-time in the 15-16 age group. Westchester Aquatic Club’s Claire Weinstein, just 12, posted a 10:06.67 in the event. She’s fourth in 11-12 age group history now.

Huske and Bacon clashed in the 200 IM, with the race coming down to the touch. It was Huske at 1:56.65 ahead of Bacon’s 1:56.79, with Greenwich YWCA’s Meghan Lynch third at 1:59.92. Huske split her race 24.93 / 29.50 / 34.54 / 27.68, and Bacon 25.21 / 28.92 / 34.85 / 27.81. Bacon’s backstroke leg got her ahead of Huske, but Huske was stronger over the breast and free legs to snag the win. Bacon took half a second off of her best, while Huske slashed almost two seconds off.

In the mixed 400 free relay, NCAP’s relay of 3:09.79 took two seconds off of the old 15-18 NAG record of 3:11.90 (Bacon was on that relay). Brett Feyerick (46.05), Landon Gentry (46.17), Erin Gemmell (49.00), and Spink (48.57) combined for that swim. Feyerick is 16, and the others are 15, making this also the new 15-16 record.


  • NCAP 15-year-old Landon Gentry broke 1:50 to win the men’s 200 IM, going 1:49.45. Feyerick was second in 1:50.38.
  • 14-year-old Tess Howley of LIAC won two events tonight in the 13-14 category. In the 200 back, she went 1:57.66 for the victory, and she returned for a big 50.18 in the 100 free, winning by almost a full second over Suburban Seahawk Lainey Mullins (51.05). Stopping her quest for three wins was NCAP 14-year-old Eleanor Sun, who easily took the 200 IM at 2:01.23. Howley was almost three seconds back at 2:04.17, and Mullins third at 2:06.05.
  • LIAC’s Alvin Tsai dropped a 47.25 to win the 13-14 boys 100 free, ahead of NCAP’s Kris Lawson (37.39). Both boys are 14 years old. 13-year-old Simon Bermudez of NCAP also broke 48 seconds, posting a 47.80 to take third. Suburban Seahawk Brian Brennan ran away with the men’s race, winning in 44.19, a lifetime best. Bermudez, meanwhile, also placed second in the 13-14 200 IM (1:57.21) behind NCAP’s Michael Mullen (1:54.57).
  • 15-year-old JuanCarlos Castrillon won the men’s 1000 in 9:13.35, dropping 13 seconds from his seed time.

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1 year ago

That NAG record for 15-18 mixed 400 relay should also count for the 15-16 NAG record, correct?

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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