Michael Andrew makes Orlando Grand Prix his latest NAG stop, breaks own 100 back mark

  21 Jared Anderson | February 14th, 2014 | Arena Pro Swim Series, Club, National, News

It just wouldn’t be a Grand Prix event without a Michael Andrew NAG record, now would it?

The 14-year-old bettered his own 100 backstroke mark at finals Friday night, going 57.13 to cut another two tenths off the 13-14 National Age Group record he set at the last Grand Prix stop in Austin, Texas (57.38).

The swim came after a relatively slow start in Orlando for Andrew. He was just off his NAG in the 100 breast, quietly swam into the C final of the 100 fly and scratched out of an intriguing 400 IM matchup with German 14-year-old Johannes Hintze on Thursday night, and was also a ways off his 50 free NAG record earlier Friday night before finally breaking through in the 100 back. That seems vaguely reminiscent of his performance in Austin, where he also took a few events before heating up to break multiple NAGs.

As always with Andrew, the weekend will continue with several more NAG opportunities, including the C final of the 50 later on tonight.

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fastest American 100-back last night: Michael Andrew

And like in the 100 fly, at least the 20 best US 100 back performers didn’t swim that event.

Check out the hat!!! I want one for pure speed

Looking forward his sub 20″ 50 Free at Sectionals at Jenks. A very fast pool.

He may get the sub 20 50 Free mark at the MVS Short Course Championships the weekend before sectionals.


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