Sophomore Kate Douglass Drops 22.21 50 Free at NY Public HS State Meet

Two weeks after breaking Dara Torres’ national age group record in the 50 free with 22.32 at the New York High School Section 1 Girls’ Championships, Kate Douglass was at it again. This time, the Pelham High School sophomore took another tenth off her time to lead the qualifiers with 22.21 in prelims of the women’s 50 free at the 2016 NYSPHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Douglass has swum the event four times this fall, each time getting a little faster.

Prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, Douglass’ best 50 yard freestyle time was 22.48. Since the beginning of October she has gone:

Date Age Time Meet
10/8/2016 14 22.68 2016 MR PATS Halloween Invitational (club)
10/23/2016 14 22.59 2016 MR WEST Tina Ficarelli IMR Trophy Meet (club)
11/2/2016 14 22.32p 2016 MR OB Girls Section One Championship (high school)
11/2/2016 14 22.46f 2016 MR OB Girls Section One Championship (high school)
11/18/2016 15 22.21p 2016 MR NYSPHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (high school)

Douglass is now 15, so she didn’t lower her 13-14 NAG record with the swim, but she did break both the New York Federation record and the New York State Public High School (NYSPHSAA) records. Moreoer, with each swim she is inching closer to the 21-second barrier and with 22.21, she ranks #6 on the all-time list for 15-16 girls, tied with Alexis Krogman. She bumps Anna McCraw, Maddy Schaefer, Lindsey Engel, Missy Franklin and Weitzeil, tied with 22.25, all down a spot. The 15-16 NAG record belongs to Simone Manuel; it stands at 22.04.

  • 1 22.04 Simone Manuel 2013 GU FCST
  • 2 22.11 Stanzi Moseley 2014 CC RA
  • 3 22.13 p Janet Hu 2012 PV NCAP
  • 4 22.15 p Amy Bilquist 2014 IN UN
  • 5 22.17 Kristen Vredeveld 2011 SE UN
  • 6 22.21 Kate Douglass 2016 MR UN
  • 6 22.21 Alexis Krogman 2016 IL SST
  • 8 22.23 Anna McCraw 2016 NM CAQ
  • 9 22.24 Maddy Schaefer 2010 PC UN
  • 9 22.24 Lindsey Engel 2012 CA JCCW
  • 11 22.25 p Missy Franklin 2010 CO STAR
  • 11 22.25 Abbey Weitzeil 2013 CA UN

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bobo gigi

With Kate Douglass and Anya Goeders USA has 2 very young talented speedy girls for the future.

Not Betty

WOW! Just WOW!!


Also a 48.84 in the 100 free. Puts her at 18th I think in all-time 15-16

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