Lindsey Engel breaks Dara Torres’ 50 Free Record

  17 Garrett McCaffrey | May 09th, 2013 | High School, News

Crean Lutheran Junior, Lindsey Engel clocked a winning time of 22.56 in the prelims of the 50 yard freestyle, securing the top seed by nearly 2 seconds and taking one of the most legendary swimming names off the top of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section D3 record list. Dara Torres’ 22.69 was set in 1985. Engel also broke the CIF SS D3 record in the 100 free with a :49.06, earning the top spot going into tomorrow’s finals.

She will head into tomorrow with for top seeds in the finals. On top of the 50 and 100 free, she lead off Crean Lutheran’s top seeded 200 medley with a :24.98, and anchored the top seeded 400 free relay in :48.95. Engel looks like she’s in a pretty good position to win 4 CIF SS D3 titles and maybe lower her records in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Did I mention that she’s only a Junior?


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Hugo Miller

Wow!!!! That is smokin’ fast! Nice job LE!

Didn’t weitzeil brak the record Saturday with a 22.25?

Joe Swim – Weitzeil broke the Division 1 Record. Engel’s was the Division 3 Record.

It’s pretty sad that CA does not have any sort of multi-divisional state championship. It would undoubtedly be the fastest meet at that level in the country.


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