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
Day 3 prelims of the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West) saw Riptide Swim Team’s Regan Smith tear down the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 fly. Smith threw down a 52.22 to to take the top seed for tonight’s final, giving her a 4 tenth lead over 2nd seed Eva Merrell (52.64). With that, Smith downed the previous NAG Record of 52.97, which was set by Tristen Ulett earlier in 2016.
Smith’s swim cut 2 full seconds off her previous best time, which stood at a 54.29 before this morning’s prelims. She took the race out with a quick 24.45 split at the 50, and followed that up with a quick 27.77 on the back half.
|Swimmer||1st 50 split||2nd 50 split||Final time|
|Regan Smith 2016||24.45||27.77||52.22|
|Tristen Ulett 2016||24.93||28.04||52.97|
Interestingly, Ulett is still 14 and will be swimming this event tonight at the east meet, so we’ll see if she’s able to take the record back or if Smith can lower it even further. To take the title at the west meet tonight, Smith will have to outpace Merell, who has a career best of 52.14.