RACE VIDEO: Ryan Hoffer becomes youngest man under 43 seconds in 100 free

Watch Scottsdale 16-year-old Ryan Hoffer become the fastest 15-16 100 freestyler in history in the video above. Hoffer is in lane 4.

As reported by SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson:

Boys 100 free

  • Meet Record: 42.85 -Caeleb Dressel, 2013
  • 11-12 NAG: 47.89 – Vinny Marciano, 2014
  • 13-14 NAG: 43.90 – Michael Andrew, 2014
  • 15-16 NAG: 43.05 – Ryan Hoffer, 2014
  • 17-18 NAG: 42.34 – David Nolan, 2011

Repeating his arc from the 50 free on Thursday, Scottsdale’s Ryan Hoffer re-broke his 100 free National Age Group record in the final, going 42.67.

That makes Hoffer the first 16-year-old under 43 seconds in this race, and lowers his NAG record from this morning by almost a half a second. Hoffer has been dominant this meet, as this is his fourth win and his fifth NAG record-breaking swim, counting both prelims and finals of the 50 and 100 free along with the 100 fly final last night.

Runner-up honors went to Michigan Lakeshore’s Tabahn Afrik in 43.88. Afrik was one of four boys just under the 44-second barrier, but he managed to get his hand on the wall first.

Third place was Andrea Vergani of the Bolles School in 43.91. Just outside of podium-range: Upper Dublin’s 200 free winner Michael Jensen (43.95) and Nitro’s Tate Jackson (43.96).

Mark McGlaughlin of the Iowa Flyers went 44.10 for sixth, followed by another Bolles School Shark, Tyler Rice, in 44.50. Dynamo’s Knox Auerbach rounded out the heat in 44.80.



You can find our full day 4 recap here.

You can view race videos from all available A finals on day 4 here.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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