Michael Andrew just blasted a brand new National Age Group (NAG) record for 15-16 men’s 100m breaststroke while competing at the 2015 Columbia Summer Sectionals meet in Missouri.
Andrew, now at the upper end of his age group bracket, rocked a 1:01.21 to chip off over four tenths from the old NAG record time of 1:01.67 he clocked in January at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin. Race splits show how Andrew took it out quite a bit faster this time around, yet was still able to bring it home in a solid 32-mid.
Previous record – 29.29/32.38 = 1:01.67
New record – 28.89/32.32 = 1:01.21
Exciting to note that this new NAG record transpired in prelims of the race, so the young talent still has his finals appearance to try to shave off even more time. Also with this win, Andrew is making strides towards his quest to take down the World Junior Record, which is currently held by Russia’s Anton Chupkov at 1:00.65.
In addition to the 100m breaststroke race at this meet, Andrew also logged a new personal best in the men’s 200m freestyle, reaching a time of 1:56.35. This performance slid under his previous best of 1:56.71 that he nabbed at last year’s Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin.
Full Meet Results Available in Meet Mobile: 2015 Region VIII Summer Sectionals