Regan Smith Blasts 100 Back World Junior Record in Counsilman Prelims – 58.55

2019 COUNSILMAN CLASSIC

  • June 12th-15th, 2019
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (IUPUI)
  • LCM (50m) pool
  • Live Webcast
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2019 Counsilman Classic”

American teenage phenom Regan Smith took down her own world junior record in the 100 back this morning at the 2019 Counsilman Classic in Indianapolis, going 58.55.

Smith, 17, split 28.46/30.09 en route to her top seed — by well over four seconds — for tonight. Her previous best time and WJR of 58.82 was recent, swum at the 2019 Pro Swim Series stop in Bloomington last month. In that swim, she was 28.48/30.34.

She’s now only .22 seconds off Missy Franklin’s National Age Group record from 2012, which stands at 58.33 (the world junior record stat is a relatively new one, and only swims from 2014 or later are eligible). Smith has already been having a stellar meet in Indiana, going a multiple PRs in the 200 free Saturday; she was 2:00.15 in prelims, then 1:58.44 in finals. She also hit a best time of 4:10.33 in the 400 free and 55.87 in the 100.

With Saturday’s swim, Smith becomes the No. 9 performer in world history, tied with Canada’s Taylor Ruck. She’s the No. 3 American behind only Franklin and current world record holder Kathleen Baker (58.00).

Ruck and Smith are now tied with the No. 2 swims in the world this year behind Kylie Masse’s 58.16.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 100 BACK

ReganUSA
SMITH
07/28
57.57 *WR
2Kylie
MASSE
CAN58.1604/03
3Taylor
RUCK
CAN58.5504/03
4Minna
ATHERTON
AUS58.6007/22
5Olivia
SMOLIGA
USA58.7304/12
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Smith is the American record holder in the short course 200 back and briefly held the record in the short course 100, with both swims coming in March of this year.

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Marsh
1 year ago

She’s on fire

Wild Bill
Reply to  Marsh
1 year ago

Lots of ” new ” talent for 2020.

MrBreastroke
1 year ago

Oh my. Can’t wait to see her at worlds. She’s gonna be crazy

Dee
1 year ago

Christ this generation of American kids is scary

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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