Michael Andrew Comes Within a Tenth of National Age Group Record at Showcase Classic

Friday night marks the third evening of the 2013 Showcase Classic in Clearwater, Florida, and more record-breaking swims have gone down in continuation of the morning’s performances.

Madeleine Hadd from NOVA of Virginia swam a 16:47.45 to win the 1650 freestyle race for her age group, and as the fastest time overall. That cuts six seconds off of the old Meet Record and ranks her 4th in the country this year among swimmers her age.

The boys’ 13-year olds race was won by another Virginian: Keith Myburgh. He swam a 16:27.10 to win his age division.

In the 100 backstroke, 14-year old Regan Barney re-broke her Meet Record from the morning heats with a 56.37, followed by Poseidon Swimming’s Meghan Burton (57.09) and Auburn Aquatics’ Sarah Chambliss (57.10).

That’s Barney’s 4th event win of the meet. When shooting for her 5th in the 200 breaststroke later in the session, though, she was upended by Clearwater’s Mary Stumpf who swam 2:24.04 for the victory. Barney took 2nd in that race in 2:25.38, though that was still nearly a four-second improvement from her prelims swim.

Michael Andrew also threw up a Meet Record of his own in the boy’s 100 backstroke, where he was the fastest overall swimmer in a lifetime best of 50.65. That pumps him up into the top 15 in 13-14 age group history (one spot ahead of Jack Conger, in fact), and he’s still only 13 years old.

Scott Mizelle won the 14-year olds race in 53.66, marking another victory for NOVA of Virginia.

Grant House won the boys’ 14-year old 200 breaststroke in 2:05.77. That’s the second-fastest time in meet history, and almost a 6 second drop from where she was in prelims.

Chambliss improved on her third-place finish in the backstroke to win the 100 fly in 55.7. She had a great opening 50 yard split (25.63) and cruised to the finish.

Andrew came dangerously close to a National Age Group Record already, even on the younger half, with a 49.07 win in the 13-year old boys’ race. That’s less than a tenth away from Michael Domagala’s record of 48.98, set in 2010. That record will be demolished sometime in the next year.

Andrew finished his session with a 3rd event win, this one coming in 46.17 in the 100 freestyle. Grant House won the 14-year olds race in 46.49.

Sarah Chambliss won the girls’ 14-year old freestyles in 50.82.

Full, live meet results available here.

Other Notable Winners:

  • The top three swimmers in the 11-year old girls 100 IM were under the old Meet Record, led by Giovanna Cappabianca from Cuyahoga Falls in 1:02.38. Linda Licari was 2nd in 1:02.85, and Katherine Douglass was 3rd in 1:03.96.
  • Christopher Hardt won the 10-year old boys 100 backstroke in 1:01.71, the fastest time by a 10 & under in the country this year.

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10 years ago

I thought Andrew would be right at the 100 fly record.
Andrew’s 50.65 is faster than Anderson’s 13 year old 100 back time of 52.29. (Anderson is new record holder for 13-14 100 back at 48.73.)
Andrew’s season best of 46.06 is faster than Hoffer’s 13 year old time of 47.96. (Hoffer is new record holder for 13-14 100 free at 44.81. It might be noted that Rooney had the fastest time for 13 year old last season at 46.59 – improved to a 46.37 as 14 year old )

10 years ago

From a [non-American] short course perspective, Andrew’s 100 fly converts to a 54.66 in short course METERS. He’s 13!? HOLY.

bobo gigi
10 years ago

Michael Andrew will demolish many 13/14 NAG records next season in SCY. It’s very predictable. 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 back, 100 back, 100 IM and 200 IM NAG records will be in jeopardy. Now, I want to see what he can do next summer in long course because his best performances have been made in SCY so far.

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

I have forgotten the 200 breast.

Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

No more 50’s for over 11-12’s.

bobo gigi
Reply to  pvk
10 years ago

You’re right. I had forgotten.

Reply to  bobo gigi
10 years ago

lets throw him in the 400 im just for the fun of it as well

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