2016 U.S. WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPS – WEST
- Wednesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 10th
- College Station, TX (Texas A&M University)
- Psych sheets
- Meet information
- Live Results
After dismantling the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 fly during day 3 prelims at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West), Regan Smith cranked it up a notch in the final to lower the record to a blazing 51.73. That also broke the Texas A&M Pool Record, which previously stood as a 52.33 done by Katie Drabot in 2015.
With that time, Smith, a 14-year-old swimmer for the Riptide Swim Team, won her first junior championships gold. Smith was pushed by Aquazot Swim Club’s Eva Merrell, who took 2nd in 51.93. That was a best time for Merrell, who sits as the 4th fastest swimmer of all time among 15-16 girls.
Over the course of today, Smith has lowered the NAG record by over a full second. She first broke the former recored of 52.97 held by Tristen Ulett with her 52.22 in prelims. Tonight, she was a few tenths fastest on each of her 50 splits to lower it once again.
|Swimmer||1st 50 split||2nd 50 split||Final Time|
|Regan Smith 2016 (finals)||24.24||27.49||51.73|
|Regan Smith 2016 (prelims)||24.45||27.77||52.22|
|Tristen Ulett 2016||24.93||28.04||52.97|