2018 TYR JUNIOR NATIONAL CUP
- March 20-24, 2018
- Lynchburg, VA (Liberty University)
- Meet Central
- Meet results available on Meet Mobile
Competing at the 2018 TYR Junior National Cup, the TAC Titans team of Brooke Zettel, Charlotte Hook, Claire Curzan and Elena Dry broke the girls 13-14 200 medley relay National Age Group Record with a time of 1:41.86. That swim broke the previous record of 1:42.77 set by the Aquajets Swim Team in 2012.
The swim earned the Titans the gold medal for the meet, despite it being a 16 & under event. Curzan and Dry are both just 13, while Zettel and Hook are 14.
Check out a comparison of the splits between the new record set by the Titans and the old record from the Aquajets below:
|Aquajets (2012)||Titans (2018)|
|Heidi Katter – 26.78||Brooke Zettel – 25.56|
|Olivia Anderson – 27.93||Charlotte Hook – 28.85|
|Bre Throne – 25.15||Claire Curzan – 23.85|
|Kaia Grobe – 22.91||Elena Dry – 23.60|
The Titans gained a ton of ground on the Aquajets with Zettel’s 25.56 lead-off and Curzan’s 23.85 butterfly leg, with Hook and Dry’s breast and free splits doing the job to get them well under the previous record by 0.91. When the Aquajets broke the record six years ago, they knocked it down by 2.5 seconds. The record before them belonged to the Lake Oswego Swim Club, who went 1:45.11 in 2008.
The Ohio State Swim Club took 2nd to the Titans in a time of 1:42.94, with breaststroker Logan Lawhorn (28.30) and freestyler Mia Brown (23.48) both out-splitting the winners. However, none of their swimmers were under 15 years of age.
This is just one of many NAGs that have fallen so far in the meet, and with such fast times being produced, they have come into question.