First Colony’s Simone Manuel made it a clean sweep of the sprint free National Age Group records this week, breaking the 50 free mark at NCSAs Saturday night after knocking off the 100 earlier in the week.
Manuel went 21.70 to blow away the field, her first time under 22 seconds and a drop of .3. She got a tenth under the old 17-18 mark of 21.82.
The record she took down belonged to her future Stanford teammate Janet Hu, who was actually in the race and took second to Manuel in a 22.27. The Cardinal will now get the two fastest 17-18 year-old 50 freestyler in history next year, which has to be considered a pretty good recruiting class that’s only getting better.