PVS Day 1 Finals: Torri Huske Drops Lifetime Bests in 100 Fly and 50 Free


U.S. National Team member Torri Huske of Arlington Swim Club kicked off night one of the Potomac Valley Short Course Championship Series by breaking her own 17-18 National Age Group record in the 100 fly. She touched the wall 1st with a time of 49.70, crushing her previous best, which broke the national high school record in February, by .15. In 2nd place on Thursday was Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Mackenzie McConagha who posted a 53.01, dropping one-third of a second from her lifetime best from February.

Stanford commit Huske then raced the 50 free, clocking the #2 all-time fastest 50 free time in her age group of 21.39. Huske was previously ranked #3 with a time of 21.45, but her performance tonight jumped over U.S. National Team member Gretchen Walsh‘s age group time.

On the boy’s side, Anthony Grimm of Mason Makos Swim Team won both the 100 fly and 50 free with substantial leads. Grimm finished the 100 fly with a new lifetime best of 46.50, taking .06 off his previous best from December and ranking himself #35 out of that all-time fastest 17-18 year-olds to swim the event. He’s tied for #35 with Arizona State’s Cody Bybee.

14-year-old  Simon Bermudez of Nation’s Capital Swim Club swam the 8th all-time fastest 100 fly in his age group, touching the wall with a time of 48.88 for 4th place with a time of 48.88 and breaking 50.00 for the first time. Bermudez is now ranked ahead of U.S. National Teamer Luca Urlando and directly below multi-NAG record-holder Daniel Diehl. His previous best, 50.70, was from December. Half-a-second ahead of him was his 16-year-old teammate Landon Gentry who took 2nd place with a time of 47.13, adding about .7 to his lifetime best from December.

3 events later, Grimm won the 50 free time by .76, touching the wall at 19.82. This wasn’t a lifetime best for the Texas commit, as he posted a 19.67 in 2019 when he was 16 and a 19.69 just last month. 16-year-old Mac Marsh of Arlington Aquatic Club claimed 2nd place with a time of 20.58, dropping half-a-second off his lifetime best from February 2020.

Other Event Winners and Notable Swims:

  • Occoquan Swimming’s Abby Daniel claimed 1st in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.59, less than half-a-second ahead of Joyce Wu from Rockville Montgomery Swim Club. Daniel took nearly one second off her best time from December while Wu dropped about .70.
  • 15-year-old Catherine Hughes of AAC placed 3rd with a time of 2:17.54, dropping about .3 from her lifetime best from March 2019.
  • Jakob Frick of Nation’s Capital won the 200 breast, touching the wall at 1:58.75, though his 1:58.65 in prelims, beating his best time from December by about .40. T
  • The Fish’s Collin McKenzie had a major time drop for second place (1:59.26), annihilating his previous best from the 2019 PV NCAP Invitational by nearly 4 seconds
  • 16-year-olds Katherine Helms of Mason Makos Swim and Camille Spink of Nation’s Capital tied for 2nd place in the 50 free ‘A’ final, touching the wall at 22.65. This was a lifetime best for Helms who posted a 22.90 in December. Spink was within .10 of her best time which she posted last month.

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1 year ago

Huske would have finished 3rd tonight at NCAAs. Insane

Reply to  PVSFree
1 year ago

I’m sorry why is that insane? It was a great swim, but the fact that a girl hs senior has a time that’s top 3 at NCAA really isn’t that unusual.

Reply to  Coach
1 year ago

No, you’re right. That happens all the time.

Reply to  ReneDescartes
1 year ago

Huske is amazing. We can agree on that. On this topic — it’s not all that uncommon for the #1 female recruit in the country to arrive at school with NCAA A-Final times. Last year’s #1 was Regan Smith.

Last edited 1 year ago by swimgeek

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