Miranda Tucker Breaks Breeja Larson’s 100 Breast NAG Record

At the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships, Indiana freshman Miranda Tucker swam to a new 17-18 National Age Group Record in the women’s 100 breast. She was 3rd place in her first ever NCAA championship final, posting a time of 58.10. That cut over a half second off her previous best time, which was a 58.58 from the 2016 Big Ten Championships.

The previous NAG record belonged to U.S. Olympian Breeja Larson, who set the bar at 58.51. Larson, a Texas A&M graduate, swam that time as a freshman at NCAAs in 2011. When comparing their splits, Tucker has the faster 1st and 2nd 50, but she’s notably faster on the back half. She came home in a 30.48, while Larson was 30.72 on her 2nd 50 during her record-setting swim.


1st 50 2nd 50
Tucker 2016 27.62 30.48
Larson 2011 27.79 30.72

Tucker also earned a spot on the list of the top 10 100 breaststroke performers ever. Her swim tied Rebecca Soni for 10th all time. She’s still 18 until June, which means she has a chance to go after the 200 breast record and try to break into the top performances in that event as well.

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Derek Mead
4 years ago

She was 58.10 in her finals swim. Representing the state of Michigan right therr!

4 years ago

I remember last year breaststroke was a huge liability for Indiana and basically the reason they didn’t win big tens. Now a year later and they have the two best all around breaststrokers in the country and they’re both freshmen.

4 years ago

Congratulations to Miranda Tucker for beating NAG and tie with Soni (big for an 18 yr old)! Indiana has a great breaststroke game now, and doing better than at big 10. Those were awesome splits!

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