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The Walsh sisters and Ulett returned for the 100 fly. Alex got her hands to the wall ahead of Gretchen, 51.73 to 52.03. That was Gretchen’s best by 2 tenths.
Led by a 26.91 breaststroke split from Alex Walsh (above), the Nashville Aquatic Club broke the national 17-18 200 yard medley relay record on Saturday.
Walsh, 17, has now moved ahead of Kate Douglass as the 3rd fastest ever in the 17-18 age group with her 21.50 in the 50 free.
The relay of Alex Walsh, Alex Massey, Lauren Hurt, and Gretchen Walsh combined for a 1:29.6 on Friday at the Southern Premier Meet in Atlanta.
Nashville Aquatic Club’s Alex Walsh doubled in the 100 breaststroke and 200 backstroke while sister Alex took the 200 freestyle.
Levenia Sim, who only recently turned 13, has already lowered the her LSC’s record, besting Tracy Caulkins’ record that had stood since 1978.
Interestingly, Alex Walsh’s new State Record broke the former mark held by her younger sister. Gretchen’s old record was a 51.57 from last season’s TISCA.
After an explosive day 1 performance, Harpeth Hall’s Gretchen Walsh took down another National High School Record on Saturday.
Walsh popped a new lifetime best in the 50 free, winning in 21.59. That came shortly after a 21.20 anchor split on the Harpeth Hall 200 medley relay.
The Walsh sisters got off to a fast start. In the 200 medley relay, Alex popped a 26.57 breast split, while Gretchen anchored in 21.20.
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Gretchen Walsh has switched to the 50 and 100 frees to chase national high school records. Baylor looks to repeat 2019’s massive upset of Harpeth Hall.