It was February 2019 and high school sophomore Torri Huske had just won the 200 IM, and propelled Yorktown’s 200 medley and 400 free relays to victory at the Northern Virginia 6A Regional High School Championships.
Little did we know she would go on to shatter the American Record twice in the 100 fly at the U.S. Olympic Trials and make the 2021 U.S. Olympic team.
“I was happy with my swims and I know a lot of other people were happy with theirs,” she said. “It was just good all around.”
“I really like the team aspect,” Huske said when asked what she liked about swimming.
She listed her coach and her teammates as people who inspire her and “push her every day in practice.”
At this meet Huske in 2019 won the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.13, breaking Cassidy Bayer’s regional record. Two weeks later, Huske posted a 51.29 100 yard fly to shatter the national high school record (which she lowered again this season.)
Her momentum became unstoppable, even in long course. At the 2019 National Championships, Huske broke one of the oldest National Age Group Records, the 100 fly record which was set by Mary T. Meagher in 1981. Huske placed 4th overall with a time of 57.80.
Later at the 2019 World Junior Championships, Huske won gold in the 100 fly and won gold as part of the American 4×100 mixed medley relay and 4×100 free relay. And here she is now in Omaha, claiming an Olympic roster spot in the 100 fly and gearing up to race the 200 IM final tonight.