Minnesota’s Max McHugh Blasts Lifetime Best 100 Meter Breast: 59.57

2021 MN MNSI LC Senior State Championships

  • July 28-August 1, 2021
  • Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Long Course Meters (50 Meters)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2021 MN MNSI LC Senior State Championshi”

Minnesota rising senior Max McHugh highlighted a club meet hosted by his home pool with a 59.57 100 breast, beating his previous lifetime best from the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II by .09. McHugh placed 7th in this event at Trials in the final.

The 2021 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year also swam a 27.25 in the 50 breast, shaving .02 off his lifetime best time from the 2018 Summer Nationals.

McHugh rounded out the breaststroke events with a third lifetime best time in the 200 breast: 2:12.61. He crushed his previous lifetime best from 2018 Summer Nationals by about 1.3 

He posted a 2:13.97 at the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II to place 21st.

15-year-old Conner Hogan of High Tides Swim Club split a 26.97 50 backstroke on the 4×50 medley relay, taking 3.5 seconds off his lifetime best 50 back time from 2019.

He also posted a 58.78 100 back time, about .9 off his lifetime best time from Sectionals early July.

Hogan followed this up with a lifetime best 200 back time of 2:08.13, crushing his previous best from Sectionals in early July by nearly 2 seconds.

Other Highlights

  • Texas commit Charlie Crosby of Hurricanes Swim Team took more than one second off his lifetime best 50 back time from 2019 with a relay split of 26.27. He also posted a 56.62 100 back split on the 4×100 medley relay, coming within .03 of his best time from Sectionals in March. Crosby is ranked 16th on SwimSwam’s list of the top NCAA swimming recruits in the class of 2022 for his 50 free time and backstroke skill set.
  • Rising high school junior Emma Kern of Aquajets Swim Team swam a lifetime best 50 back time on the leadoff of the 4×50 medley relay of 29.65, taking .85 off her previous best time from 2019. She then posted a 1:02.96 in the 100 back, about 1.3 seconds off her recent lifetime best time at Sectionals in early July
  • Aquajets’ Alex Deng, a Yale commit, swam a 1:03.66 in the 100 breast. He beat his 1:03.81 from the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I and coming within .40 of his lifetime best time from May.
  • Minnesota rising junior Grace Bennin swam a lifetime best 50 free time of 26.05, crushing her best time going into the meet from the July Sectionals by one-third of a second.

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Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago

Do I hear 58.84? 58.84 going once, going twice, sold to the man that failed to individually medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Virtus
Reply to  Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago

Michael Andrew actually didn’t swim the 100 back at the olympics. Shocking I know!

bigNowhere
Reply to  Virtus
1 month ago

when did anyone say he swam the 100 back?

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago

Honestly don’t understand your point.

58.84 still the best part of a second faster.

Jeepers
Reply to  Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago

Give it a rest.

Penguin
Reply to  Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
1 month ago

“The man that (sic) failed to individually medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics”…you mean me? And 99.9999999% of the male population?

Ol Long Horn
1 month ago

Glad to see hes doing well after getting shot in the leg.

Ferb
Reply to  Ol Long Horn
1 month ago

The two NCAA individual championships he won a few months ago were a pretty good indication that he had recovered from that incident.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ferb