In what’s now his fifth National Age Group record swim of the weekend, Michael Andrew lowered his own 200 IM record for the 13-14 division this morning with a 1:47.42.
This was the closest brush Andrew has had with a NAG this weekend; he got just .02 under his old mark set at the Schroeder A+ meet on February 1.
That time was good enough to qualify Andrew second for tonight’s final, behind Andrew Seliskar, whose 15-16 NAG Andrew will begin chasing in a few weeks when he ages up.
Andrew made his biggest improvement in the breaststroke leg, going 31.42. That was actually his only split that was faster than its counterpart at Schroeder, but it was a good six tenths faster. He was just a tenth slower in his fly here compared to Schroeder and relatively close with his back and free splits.
- NCSA: 23.28/Schroeder: 23.11
- NCSA: 26.68/Schroeder: 26.42
- NCSA: 31.42/Schroeder: 32.18
- NCSA: 26.04/Schroeder: 25.73
- NCSA: 1:47.42/Schroeder: 1:47.44
Andrew also swam the 50 back and 50 free this morning, taking 8th in the backstroke and nabbing the top seed in the freestyle, though he was well off his NAG record in that race with a 20.33.