2016 OMAHA CUP
- June 17th-18th, 2916
- CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
- Official Olympic Trials test event
- 50m course (LCM)
- Results on Meet Mobile search “Omaha Cup”
17-year-old Michael Andrew broke the 100 breast National Age Group (NAG) record for the second time in a day, going 1:00.37 in finals at the Omaha Cup.
His finals swim came after a 1:00.46 in prelims snuck under the old NAG by just .01 seconds. The record was previously held by short course American record-holder Kevin Cordes at 1:00.47.
Andrew is starting to heat up after a relatively quiet season, at least in terms of NAG records. Previously in 2016, the only NAG record Andrew had broken was the 15-16 50 freestyle.
Today’s record is his first in the 17-18 age group, and sets him up to challenge for an Olympic bid in the event at Olympic Trials in a few weeks. Currently, only 4 active American men have broken a minute in the 100 breast in their careers.
The World Junior Record still stands a ways off after China’s Wang Lizhuo lowered it to 59.64 earlier this year.
Here’s a look at Andrew’s splits compared to his morning race and Cordes’ old record:
|Andrew Finals||Andrew Prelims||Cordes 2012|